Reggie McKenzie fits right in with the Oakland Raiders. We’ve barely even heard the sound of his voice yet we already know so much about him. He’s a maverick, we know that much. Firing Hue Jackson after only being on the job for a few days says it all.
What we’ll find out in the near future is if McKenzie knows what he’s doing. Never confuse being bold with being right.
Much like his father, Mark Davis is also showing his nature. Apparently the apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Since the sudden passing of Al Davis his son has remained largely silent, happy to see his father’s final offering play itself out on the football field.
Then the season ended and instantly Mark Davis has almost out Davis’d his dad.
If Coach Jackson can get his team to finish off one more game then this team would have been hosting the Steelers last weekend while the Tebows would have been contemplating change. Instead it is Raider Nation that will once again be getting acquainted with yet another new coach. If you’re keeping score this will be three in three years…and counting.
I guess the more things change the more they remain the same.
As a first year head coach Hue Jackson was a New Jack that acted as if he owned the place.
As a first year GM Reggie McKenzie is a New Jack who thinks he owns the place.
As a first year owner Mark Davis is a New Jack that actually does own the place.
Notice a pattern? There is far too much on-the-job learning going on here. What does that ultimately mean?
That’s right, Nation. Get ready for another series of seasons meant to make this team better going forward instead of right now.
That’s not to say the Raiders won’t be competitive. Just forget about seeing another Super Bowl anytime soon.
Already the speculation of moving the team back to Los Angeles has begun. So too has the discussion of keeping Carson Palmer.
Yep, the Mark Davis era has officially begun. If he’s going to continue down the path his father has blazed then I’d suggest McKenzie not get too comfortable. It is only a matter of time until Davis gets the urge to starting doing McKenzie’s job too.