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Friday, January 6, 2012
What to expect from Reggie McKenzie

By Bill Williamson

It’s not official, but it appears Green Bay executive Reggie McKenzie will be hired as the new general manager of the Oakland Raiders. McKenzie is the first new decision maker in Oakland after the October death of owner Al Davis.

UDPATE: As expected, the Raiders confirmed the hire. There will be a press conference Tuesday.

Here are some initial thoughts:
I’ve known McKenzie for several years. He is a friendly, quiet and laid back guy. Don’t expect him to be a swash buckler. He is a football man who will put in his work. He will not a be a headlines maker and he won’t make moves just to make moves. He will bring stability to the franchise and will do what it takes to improve the team.