A process that was originally thought to involve just a small handful of candidates now includes quite a few more — and some are rather unsuspected candidates. Today three more names were thrown into the Raiders' coaching search inquiry pot.
There has been a great deal of speculation as to whom the Raiders will consider for their head coaching vacancy. Up until now, the only interview of which we were aware was of Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles. Now three additional candidates have emerged, one of whom reportedly has already interviewed for the job.no comments
When the Raiders brought in former Packers' Director of Football Operations, Reggie McKenzie, as their general manager, he promptly fired head coach Hue Jackson. McKenzie then said he wanted to bring in "one of his guys" as the next coach. But if his guy was to come from the Packers, it would have to wait for their season to end first. With the Packers' loss to the Giants on Sunday, that time has come.
It's time. The Raiders chose only to fire head coach Hue Jackson outright, leaving the remaining staff members to wait until their contract was up. That day is today. As of tomorrow, they will officially no longer be under contract with the Raiders.
For the past few years now the question has been asked: will the Raiders switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme? Well, it appears there is some evidence that time may have finally come.no comments
Raider Nation, I hear you screaming in the streets. I see your Facebook statuses proclaiming your outrage. My Twitter timeline is dripping with your despair. I'm currently turning off my phone so the texts won't interrupt this article. Wipe away your tears, and take a moment to read just why Hue Jackson ultimately HAD to go.
During Al Davis' long reign as the owner and managing general partner of the Raiders, he wore many hats. When he passed, he left his son scrambling to fill his shoes. He would need a general manager to help him, but to do that he would need to reach out to the great minds of Raiders past to get the right guy.