Oakland Raiders Free Agency: Quality over Quantity

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Sep 30, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie during a press conference to introduce Tony Sparano (not pictured) as Raiders interim coach at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders free agency period has to hit big this year for G.M. Reggie McKenzie to keep his job. He has the money he needs to make the Raiders better but that was the case last year too. And last year, what the Raiders got a bunch of backup caliber players with all the money they had but McKenzie has different intentions this time around.

McKenzie told CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair at the combine, “Last year, I felt like we need more role players, more backups. We needed to upgrade so much. Now, we’re looking for guys who can come in and make a real impact. I’m looking for less volume this time around. I don’t need as many backup-type players. We’re going to go after some real players.”

Well, it’s about time because the Raiders have done nothing but lose games since he’s been there. I hope he hasn’t been sleeping like his twin brother at the combine so he can have good draft this year too. But back to free agency, I have an idea of what McKenzie is up to in the free agency period this year.

I also have some ideas of my own and like McKenzie said, it’s quality, not quantity.

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