Ron Wolf recommends McKenzie to be Raiders' GM
Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf has a recommendation for the next general manager of the Oakland Raiders - one-time Raiders offensive lineman Reggie McKenzie.
McKenzie worked under Wolf in Green Bay, and Wolf gives a full endorsement of McKenzie.
"You're talking about the ability to evaluate, right?" Wolf told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal. "Pure evaluation. Yeah, I would think so. He's just as good as Ted is.
"Reggie's a tremendous evaluator. He can tell you who can play and who can't play. That's what it's all about. Some can write reports but can't tell you who can play.
"Whatever that is, he has that. He has a feel."
Wolf said he saw Raiders owner Mark Davis, Al's son, at Al Davis' funeral and isn't helping Mark in an official capacity with decisions surrounding the team, but would do so if asked.
McKenzie has made the rounds interview for general manager jobs before with Houston in 2006, Tennessee in 2007 and Atlanta in 2008, but was passed over each time.
McKenzie sounds as if he would listen if his former team came calling.
"I knew Al Davis, and I know some of their scouts and how they operated," said McKenzie. "But I don't know anything about the inner workings.
"It's interesting because of my history. I'm a Raider fan. They allowed me to come into this NFL. I'm forever grateful. I had some good years up there."
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com