Reggie McKenzie deemed Joe Mixon to be a “really good kid”

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As the Raiders wait for retired Marshawn Lynch to decide before the draft: (1) whether he wants to unretire; and (2) whether he wants to play for his hometown team, G.M. Reggie McKenzie is considering the prospects who will be eligible for selection next week.

One rookie running back has become one of the draft’s most controversial figures. But McKenzie doesn’t seem to be troubled by the prospect of picking Joe Mixon.

Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Review Review-Journal, McKenzie developed a good impression of Mixon upon visiting with him.

We thought he was a really good kid,” McKenzie said.

Whatever they decide to do about Mixon, the Raiders will make a decision only after they have everything they need to know.

We research everything,” McKenzie said, via Gehlken. “We get all the information.”

The latest piece of information comes from the settlement of the civil lawsuit filed by Amelia Molitor against Mixon, which was resolved with a joint statement issued by Molitor and Mixon. The outcome means that whoever drafts Mixon won’t have to worry about the distraction of ongoing litigation and, ultimately, a trial.

Whether that means the Raiders would take Mixon won’t matter until Marshawn decides what he’s going to do. And the one thing we know about Marshawn is that no one ever knows what he’s going to do, and that when he’s pressured to do one thing he often does the opposite.

40 responses to “Reggie McKenzie deemed Joe Mixon to be a “really good kid”

  1. Joe Mixon is the real victim, not he woman he left with lifetime scars. His feelings were hurt in the process. He deserves a fifth chance. Poor poor inner city boy. A good kid since high school when he was hiding from the parents of the girl he beat up then. Women beaters are cool dawg

  2. No way Reggie drafts him. We have bigger needs in early rounds, especially when we can get a decent back in the fourth round.

  3. This kid has a lot of raw potential, but with a mentor like Marshawn Lynch he can take his game to the next level!! Instead of punching women, pretty soon he will be running them over!

  4. Maze you are dead on . McKenzie doesn’t care about the brotha punching out a white chick. As long as he can carry the rock, everything is cool. NFL is full of criminals. As soon as Brady retires I will never watch again.

  5. Classy of McKenzie to speak highly of Mixon. No need to disparage a person working to better themself. That being said, There is no way the Raiders take a guy with a history of violence against women. The Raiders are proud sponsors of the Tracey Biletnikoff Foundation.

  6. It shouldn’t go unsaid that as a GM McKenzie doesn’t have to be too concerned with alienating the team’s fans. It would be hard for Oakland fans to be significantly more alienated than they already are.

  7. I need to research for the drug companies that manufacture estrogen meds.

    If pft is any measure, more than half of you so-called men have been emasculated by this progressive driven misandry fanaticism.

  8. Mixon made a career-threatening mistake, but I think he’s the best back in this class. He’d be a perfect fit behind that Raider offensive line with or without Marshawn there.

  9. Reggie you have done almost everything right! Don’t make a mistake and take Mixon, he is nothing but trouble! We don’t need people like that in the NFL! We have enough already!!

  10. Looking strictly at FB priorities, young legs >> retreads. WR2 Mixon, the big questions for Reggie are (1) whether Mark Davis will get involved due to his well-known disdain for domestic abusers (since Tracy Biletnikoff murder) & (2) whether their favorite ILB or DT slides to them in the 1st 2 rounds.

  11. Mixon made a huge mistake….He was provoked and not mature enough to respond appropriately….Had been relatively clean since (3 years) I think he is a first round talent that will slide down to the second round but definitely no later than the third

  12. Not to stick up for Mixon in any means but the father of the girl in high school recanted his statement and said that Mixon is a great kid.
    There is no way the Raiders draft Mixon, after what happened to Freddy B’s daughter the Raiders have stayed away from any players that have had a history of violence against women…

  13. As a Broncos fan, the move to make is for the Raiders to draft Mixon…..why are they foolin’ around with Marshawn? When you’re retired, you’re done. Draft Mixon, and that’s a long term fix, and the Raiders could get away with it, PR wise, and it fits Al Davis’ wayward player mantra anyway…

  14. If Reggie really believes this, why would he broadcast it? Is he trying to coax another team ahead of him to take Mixon so the guys the Raiders really want fall to them?

  15. Raiders are a trash organization. 49ers CEO has BA in finance and history from Notre Dame, has great business acumen and rose through the executive ranks with the 49ers.

    Raiders CEO was a former ball boy and did he every graduate from what college did he attend; Chico State?

    49ers all day..California’s Team.

  16. Whether that means the Raiders would take Mixon won’t matter until Marshawn decides what he’s going to do.
    _________________________

    Why would a trading for an un-retired 30+ year old running back have any impact on whether or not a team would draft a talented running back?

  17. If you wanted the best chance to draft him, you wouldn’t pump him up. So likely no interest by the raiders.

  18. Most people who’ve met and talked to Mixon have said nothing but good things. It’s the people who’ve never talked to the kid in their life (Fans/Media) that say he’s a horrible person. Unfortunantely for a lot of fans, the GMs aren’t listening to your rants.

  19. Reggie wants someone to trade up to nr. 24 bad. No way he picks an RB at 24 with all the needs the team has on the defensive side of the ball.

  20. There’s no reason the Raiders couldn’t take Mixon even if they managed to acquire Lynch, who’s 31 years old and hasn’t played in over a year.

  21. ldloudin says:
    Apr 21, 2017 9:50 PM
    Looking strictly at FB priorities, young legs >> retreads. WR2 Mixon, the big questions for Reggie are (1) whether Mark Davis will get involved due to his well-known disdain for domestic abusers (since Tracy Biletnikoff murder) & (2) whether their favorite ILB or DT slides to them in the 1st 2 rounds.
    ——–

    Mark Davis has already given the okay on Mixon if Reggie chooses.

  22. jw619 says:
    Not to stick up for Mixon in any means but the father of the girl in high school recanted his statement and said that Mixon is a great kid.

    If he’s such “a great kid” then what possible motivation did the father have to make the accusation in the first place? He claimed to have been dragged off by police when school officials would do nothing about his claims.
    I don’t pretend to know one way or the other whether that incident happened or not. However, the dad was very pointed and very angry in repeated public statements against Joe Mixon at a time when the latter was a high school kid with no money.
    Now, on the eve of the NFL draft ($$$), and just as Mixon has settled with his other accuser, the dad does a huge 180 and says Mixon “is a great kid who is welcome in my house any time?”
    I repeat: I wasn’t there and don’t know the facts — and neither does anyone else here. Most will tend to believe whichever narrative they want to believe. However, the timing and the circumstances surrounding the dad’s abrupt about-face are suspect at best, and not necessarily worthy of being taken at face value.

  23. I’d rather have Samaje Perine – he looks like Earl Campbell on YouTube. Mixon’s got skills, but not short yardage chops like Perine.

  24. Mckenzie is so full of it. A “really great kid” doesnt sucker punch a female breaking her face. McKenzike prolly thinks Hernandez was a really super guy. Hey Reg, when you draft Mixon, you can have Aldon Smith mentor him. Raiders, Commitment to Character. LMAO!

  25. I swear most of these comments never read the report. You get hit in the face and called the N word then be prepared to back it up. Especially since everyone all cries about equality, but yet condem this kid? Let those without sin cast the first stone.

  26. Wow, just Wow! Although the report says the victim pushed Mixon first, it also says that the “use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self defense” and that Mixon’s force “far exceeded what was reasonable or necessary.”

    To muthafknzeus. You spend all day drinking beer and wearing your wife beater t-shirt. Yes? Sometimes your woman needs a little tune up and you’re the Man, right! What a loser!!

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