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OAK has interviewed Moss; to look at Allen again

Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:28 pm
Winston Moss reportedly interviewed with Oakland on Jan. 14 (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

When Reggie McKenzie was hired as the Raiders general manager, the league consensus was that Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss was an early favorite, particularly since McKenzie was coming to Oakland from the Green Bay player personnel director position.

But since then, we hadn’t heard much about moss, though we know the Packers have interviewed Todd Bowles and Marty Mornhinweg and have shown interest in Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice, Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy (who declined an interview) and Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Plus, as CBS Sports’ Charley Casserly reported Sunday, the Raiders also want to speak with Packers defensive coordinator* Dom Capers.

Turns out, though, that Moss already has interviewed for the job, all the way back on Jan. 14, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The day before the Packers lost to the Giants, Moss interviewed for four hours with the Raiders.

*Jeez, it seems like the only Packers assistant coach who the Raiders didn’t interview was the guy who ended up getting the Dolphins head coaching job.

But if you’re forecasting a favorite besides Moss, the paper has a thought on the matter.

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Writes Vittorio Tafur, “There are those who think Mornhinweg might be the new favorite for the Raiders' job. He worked with McKenzie in Green Bay and was the Packers' quarterbacks coach when Green Bay won the Super Bowl with Brett Favre. Al Davis always liked to hire offensive coaches, and maybe his son, Mark, and McKenzie follow suit.”

In other Raiders head coach news, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Allen has been lined up for a second interview with the Oakland brass. That interview is scheduled to occur during this week's Senior Bowl activities in Mobile. 

Which might mean that Allen -- and not necessarily Moss or Mornhinweg -- is the favorite at this point.

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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:57 pm

OAK has interviewed Moss; to look at Allen again

The poor guy wins a Super Bowl and can't even get an interview?
Billick didn't win that Super Bowl. He may have been listed as "Head Coach," but it was really Marvin Lewis' awesome defense that won the championship for the Ravens. For a supposed "offensive guru," Billick's Raven offenses were usually terrible, and were never better than mediocre.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 9:17 am

OAK has interviewed Moss; to look at Allen again

I'm sorry..... who? This team is in real trouble and has been for years. I think for the up and comers this might be a "stay away" job. Indy has the the real glitter and we will wait and see who they select to lead their team. What about Brian Billick? I can't understand why the Raiders would not pursue him. The poor guy wins a Super Bowl and can't even get an interview?

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 11:31 pm

OAK has interviewed Moss; to look at Allen again

Mornhinweg? Wow. Tom Cable is an upgrade over him.

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