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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie introduced interim head coach Tony Sparano on Tuesday.
Here is a collection of statements from McKenzie:
"A lot of it rides on me."
"The way we went 0-4, it was time to make a change."
"(Sparano) was hired as assistant head coach for a reason."
"I will hire the next coach."
"No one has to tell me my job is on the line."
A collection of statements from Sparano:
"Everything is doable, it really is. I've been part of those turnarounds before, I have the utmost confidence."
"The biggest problem right now is they've forgot how to win."
"You can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result."
"I'm not Dennis, and Dennis is not me. ... Our philosophies are different."
"That's important to me, (talking with owner Mark Davis). He's passionate about winning."
"I do understand the right buttons to push. I believe we have the right players here."