ALAMEDA — Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his <NO1>Oakland <NO>Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.
After a tight road loss at Indianapolis and a home win over Jacksonville to start the season, the Raiders general manager is not ready to crow about his team's success.
"Vindication? No. Not at all," he said Wednesday. "It's way too early. Vindication is when we're in the playoffs. Then it's a whole new season. That's my goal. Our goal is to try and win as many games as we can and get to the playoffs."
McKenzie touched on many subjects in a 30-minute interview with local beat reporters, with much of the focus being on the quarterbacks after Terrelle Pryor beat out Matt Flynn for the starting job in training camp.
Flynn held the top spot for most of the offseason and training camp after McKenzie traded two draft picks to Seattle and committed $6.5 million in guaranteed money to acquire a quarterback he spent four years with in Green Bay.