General Manager Reggie McKenzie of the Oakland Raiders spoke to the media regarding the upcoming season for 2013. The conversation between McKenzie and the press was posted on the Raiders web page on Thursday.
One of the main concerns from the media was the hiring of new coaches, mainly the offensive coordinator. McKenzie refused to answer who they were eyeballing for the sake of the team.
However, the GM did state that they were looking for coaches that are more about the players instead of a scheme. McKenzie mentioned that Coach Allen is not looking for a scheme in coaches, but a coach that will bring the “entire gamut.”
When asked about who the Raiders where going to draft, McKenzie refuse to say. Again, he held his silence for the sake of the team and other organizations conspiring anything before the NFL draft in April.
Also, the press asked if the Raiders are going to fire linebacker Rolando McClain. McKenzie’s response was that McClain was not an issue.
McClain was suspended for two games after he and Coach Allen were involved in a heated argument during practice.
None of the coaches have talked to McClain about his latest arrest either. McKenzie also stated that McClain fixed his problems after the suspension. Overall, the message was that McClain was not an issue.
Darren McFadden was brought up as well. Reggie McKenzie told the press that he believes that the running back will be back next year to produce and have a better season than 2012.
Other issues were tackled in the questioning, but the main one was about the draft and the offensive coordinator position. Again, the GM did not give out a hint on who the Raiders are thinking about. So, Raider fans will have to wait!