Friday, February 24, 2012
Reggie McKenzie receives Green Bay love
By Bill Williamson
INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie McKenzie’s former boss believes the Oakland Raiders are in great shape moving forward with McKenzie taking over as general manager.
“I think they got a gem,” Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson said Friday at the NFL combine. “Reggie and I are really good friends, so I’m very biased in my answer here, but ... he is a really good man. And the people there in [Oakland’s] building, in that organization, are going to appreciate the fact that he is a really good guy. Again, he is part of that group of people that I was referring to that we have always patterned what we do after the training we received from Ron Wolf. And I think that combination, plus the fact that Ron has a history with the Oakland Raiders and that sort of thing, I think that’s the way he’ll go about it. And he’ll do a good job.”
Wolf was part of the group that recommended McKenzie to the Raiders. McKenzie is in charge of the team as it changes course after the October death of owner Al Davis.