Reggie McKenzie believes in familiarity.
So in remaking the Raiders' organization as a first-time general manager, he reached out to several people with whom he has had a background working with, the better to move ahead with a new era.
"It was important getting some people in I knew, and trusted, and believed in," McKenzie said. "That's all part of it. You kind of prepare for a role like this, so the thought process went into it way before I made my decisions. You want guys who kind of had a feel for you so when they're coming on board they know what they're getting into."
As promised, McKenzie let Dennis Allen hire the assistant coaches and install systems of offense and defense. Allen brought in Greg Knapp to install a West Coast style offense heavy on bootlegs and rollouts with a strong running game keyed to zone blocking.
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All the boots and play-actions and nakeds and keepers might make me an old man real quick."It's a completely new offense, there's really no similarities to anything I've done before, but I love all the boots and play-actions and the nakeds and the keepers," Palmer said. "I'm excited to do that, and all those things are really going to help the running game, and the more we move the chains, the better everyone else is on th team."
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