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Friday, November 30, 2012
Breaking down McKenzie thoughts

By Bill Williamson

Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie met with local media Friday to discuss many subjects about his 3-8 team. The San Francisco Chronicle has a nice wrap-up of the summit.

Here are some things that stood out to me:

McKenzie said it's possible that suspended linebacker Rolando McClain has played his final game as a Raider.

My take: McClain is gone. The team is tired of him on and off the field. It’s just a matter of time.

McKenzie continues to back first-year coach Dennis Allen.

My take: No shock. McKenzie hired Allen. He is going to stand behind him. McKenzie knows a turnaround will take time because of the team’s depth issues.

McKenzie said he sees Michael Huff being a safety long-term. He moved to cornerback in an emergency this year.

My take: Cornerback goes to the top of the list as a need position.

McKenzie would like to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor play a bit during the rest of this season so he can evaluate the second-year player.

My take: I would not be shocked if we see Pryor start a game or two at the end of the season. Why not? The Raiders have to see what they have in him.