Raiders GM met with local writers for a season-ending wrap. Said agreement finalized with special teams coach Bobby April
ike DA, Reggie McKenzie says not sure franchise QB is in the building. Would like to have a veteran presence #Raiders
McKenzie on Darren McFadden: agent wants to see what his market value is. we'll see what happens. #Raiders
Reggie McKenzie says he wants @RashadJennings back. #Raiders
McKenzie said Raiders were 4-12 again but ``it was a different 4-12 team. .''
"We’re excited about the opportunities that are coming for us in 2014 from adding players to help bolster this roster." - GM Reggie McKenzie
#Raiders GM McKenzie also says he wants to re-sign Jennings, Veldheer, Houston and Woodson. Thinks McFadden will test the FA market
McKenzie says Raiders FA strategy _ get as many good players and not `dump every dollar and cent into one or two players.'
"Just because I have $5 in my pocket doesn't mean I'm going to spend it all...on junk." - #Raiders GM McKenzie, on coming cap space
Reggie said team will likely add a veteran quarterback this offseason, inferred a young QB is coming too.
"I wasn't going to put out a fire that wasn't there." - #Raiders GM McKenzie, on why he did not dispute reports of Dennis Allen on hot seat
McKenzie: "The defense definitely wore down but they played hard. ... Our overall play was better in 2013." #Raiders
RM: The expectation for next year is to make the playoffs.
Reggie is looking for upgrades everywhere. Said there's a real need for frontline talent. Mentioned WR, pass rusher as vital needs.
"He's a playmaker. Whether its him or 1 of the other guys, when U can add a playmaker,that's what you shoot for."McKenzie on @JohnnyManziel
Sounds like a man who's job is on the line. Veteran qb that wants to play with our o-line say hello to Mike Vick. Paired up with a young qb so no 1st round qb for us. Wants Jennings back ok well we need another back to go with that maybe bradshaw. Now D-line help I'm assuming clowney top three so anthony barr perhaps veteran talent that we are not gonna pay much for. Well we did that last season Maybe get some steals. For once I would not want to get depressed when McKenzie starts talking.
He said a vet QB and a young QB is coming, didn't say who will be the automatic starter. I think he learned from this Flynn situation that you can't expect that. So in need of a future QB, I still believe we target one in the 1st.
I hope he keeps finding players in FA in the way they did last year. I know some didn't pan out but I was impressed with Jennings, Tracy Porter. Woodson. Roach. Burnett. Sims and some of the things Vance Walker did.
I hope we dont take Clowney or Manziel, because Manziel is not strong enough for the way he plays. In college he was fine, but the defence in the nfl is stronger, faster and better!! Also Clowney is a head case, that was not able to stay focused and teamoriented when opposing offences did not run his way or simply took him out of games.
Could the gamecocks have used him better? Sure, but they didn't and Clowney went down the road that put him first and not his team!! Just look at the "injuries" he suddenly had down the stretch!!!