McKenzie: The Raiders 'are my show now'
Reggie McKenzie discusses the Raiders' compensatory picks and what his plans are for the 2012 NFL Draft.
-- -- you expect there to really don't have any idea. Wouldn't you. Whatever the formula you are in love this formula. I -- it. The. Popped off possibly get a victory you know how one or our -- Nnamdi. And the others. Obviously. There was this was better than what I expected. So I'm extremely excited about the the compensatory pick Cynthia. That the league has afforded. The Raiders. Hopefully we can. Make student and and I have a good. Have some good picks and at. The moment to really create them or okay. I. Honestly -- you know when you -- divorce. You think you've gravitated toward you can. -- impossible starters -- is very brown. -- and -- you get lucky. Wouldn't call it -- deserved around on the at all. I've been on me I've been fortunate. And and -- To have some. Good fortune you know would let the critics. In my racing career year career and not just limited. Just in the third round that OK -- got the third Sergio won the opportunity to give his starter Arnold wanna go into his -- like that. You know I want to get some good clear that we can try to give the committee's thought possible starters. As possible you know. Whether they purchased or the second third -- are gonna get some good. Got a potential to be starters. So -- the timing down just to the third or are they coming in the other. He's in and you that you knowing that you're gonna get caught exit that in any way change your approach to create and keep on our. -- revenue and derivative that. I'm trying to build -- team you know so the more the merrier. It's about the a possible free agent. That -- through it meant we can do it is and the deal was pretty good. You know. I'm going to do it can create music because that's what we have in the drawer. And don't has not goal. Minimum. What -- in the draft even about. Drew posada unrestricted free agent options of Latin. That's not going to say. I'm not only draft one. You know I don't look at it right there they're your mom's still looking forward. Great America who could become starters. At every position. So I -- a lot more. -- than what I have now. As a more creative moves. -- the only thing wish I had -- more -- was. You know NFL money in NFL cap. So. That's what I was. So Reggie what do you Q from here going forward in regards to clear that some more space. Going fortitude to beat is your uncle. Well I'm not a whole lot this year and -- they got the bulk of it. Are being done. Not just. You try to waited even. You know the best fit for the physically. In the long run to make it pain and then trying to. Figure out you know at this point it is. There's going to be production. And talent. Not about. Money money money. As far as. The coming and going to vote players. Split the -- mentally. Is it. -- you pick it that you've got to -- supported the strapped with their do you think there's that period still. -- look at the trade an existing player to get even more picks. Or -- or -- now that. Article. You you know what I'm -- -- pure on army on military tests. And I -- ago there. They're that don't always open. And your questions. Here that could be a possibility. Put it in middle ground. So. From a standpoint of depth. I think there -- I don't know. As for certain positions. And the first two rounds -- May not be in these. Certain spot -- Little more important is good players run well. -- -- Throughout the years it likely -- how many. Years did you spend. Sitting doing college personnel and you know looked like you do and -- -- bye week for the draft and many years we human. Pro personnel free agency that sort of thing or did the previous sometimes. -- both sometimes. Did -- a lot of times. My. My first year there. You know I began and pro personnel so. That -- the brunt of my of my work. But. When the scouting meetings started. How heavily involved. So in. The bringing your hand -- visit -- and from watching film. In the meeting with the coaches and -- put in the board together solo. Reported that process early probably didn't get started and they're going. College gathering as -- Going on the road. And being in a part of the pre draft the pre come -- scouting meeting and to -- Padilla to about seven years -- that in twelve years ago sporting event so that. But that we're here that directly. So that that's a little different. So but did you know in saying that it's. I've always been involved in -- you know always. Oversaw all of the pro. From former creative standpoint and and just the value -- so well -- don't see. Which of that because of how important. And so. Good. Did look as good a process up. -- have done this for quite some time but this is. This is macho those. As it can be before. Recchi stepped into a new role this year and everybody likes to make it. First impression. And frustrating is that you hit well here late dealing with the gators. Cap limitations were able to go out. And -- Not and there's not poster here there really isn't but if you always like to have so -- comfort level and community. Having -- having cast. It gives your proper. So. It is -- -- -- -- -- -- Any sort of peace so. Which is what it is. This is good isn't good for me. You know learning moments on the flat on how to do what certain. Peppers situations. Under which I think we will regret initially and now we're able group. To have a bit so far at all hopefully. And I don't wanna lose. This is. It give it in the end but I you know I would wanna be in position to do we need at a quality people there. For certain. In we've through it like it is being worked out. Don't know. Financially capitalize. Then you don't want I want to be in position. To make a move and then that that my whole outlook you know but we had to make certain. You know we we do with the future. Plan. That we so. So far this. Is his work in the court. Don't look at -- -- Yet. Well I don't regret after Brody you're asked about what here. Your priorities or at this moment you said that linebacker starting linebacker what you're priority. -- what that will we see more and are in terms of street and he very -- -- that's still going to be your prayer in the draft under. Government period. What. Take it anywhere act and give it -- -- and give it created the you know the thing about it and created the you have to work out. I'm gradually. So if we don't work guys out there at all. I'm not pan you at all I have -- but -- my hip that needed to either or you know. Put -- Regardless of what you need the draft to make sure we drag your best available pool there. And there's is that -- -- -- -- stronger so be it and we feel like it -- -- bit gap. You know. -- to do is completely in. Saw it daughter. In difference makers. -- have a chance to do it maker. I'm gonna give it. So. You know where those. -- You know as well. Difference makers if you don't have -- We -- you about order and creating these bill I'm what I'm. -- -- -- -- -- -- Not to mention the moves you've made thus far in terms of the releases you made. You talked about production with a little more production or lack what that about. Situations. What a little bit of both when you talk about production. Verses. A salaries you know certain. You know and it businesses you know once you get into their. You know. As basic as the contract and production and all of that old -- and -- You something is not matching and vote count out a way. -- at all. You have to be forced to make the decision. And that. Well coming up to it was it was not -- -- did -- -- before you know it. You know the production not there. But the -- make. The medal home at all. Then so be it you know you can -- -- -- -- -- you know because of the contrary but when that thing doesn't work out. I'm currently in production. You've got to be forced to evaluate. -- idiot every these. You know we are all we all look again -- going to be rapidly. So that well made my decision. And what we're difficult too much money you go all. The guy that. They productive and you know we could make it work we try to make the world mention whether it. Not your average. You know and it makes certain you know decisions and so purposes. Which we do it. -- -- -- -- -- -- With the move but you have to make because of what -- -- talking about Hewitt is in the game being stronger. This year would be used in that taking. 23 years signature play and play. Honestly I've visited him stronger. I didn't I didn't -- -- then you have -- elected do look let Kevin Bosco -- be comfortable. With a three tight ends right now already pretty sure you're going to be adding somebody yelled. I'm comfortable win but yes I do wanna continue to I'm not going to go at any position drove it -- just say okay job. I'm good there and I'm not going -- -- I'm not together to compete yes. Crash -- -- -- -- the desert Parker draft linebackers and -- Arsenal looked and jerked you know it is -- line. Is -- the -- there but there at linebacker in the draft.