Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie made it clear this week the head coach Dennis Allen’s job was never on the line.
“I took it upon myself to just say, ‘Hey, man, all the stuff that’s out there, I don’t know where that’s coming from, but just coach these guys, let’s get going,'” McKenzie told reporters on Thursday per ESPN.com.
“It was not an issue with me. I understand how things kind of go in different directions when it gets toward the end of the season throughout the league when (people are) predicting who’s going to be in, who’s going to be out. I understood all that. But I wasn’t going to play into that.
“I wasn’t going to … put out a fire that wasn’t there.”