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Winston Moss resurfaces as a possible candidate for Raiders job

With current Raiders coach Tom Cable currently twisting slowly in the breeze like a side of beef hanging next to the primary cooling vent of a meat locker, possible candidates for the job Cable holds currently are emerging.

According to Steve Wyche of NFL.com, the Raiders “could strongly consider” Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss.

Moss interviewed for the job last year, when owner Al Davis was deciding whether to remove the “interim” tag from Cable.

And Moss wouldn’t be a perfunctory Rooney Rule candidate; Davis hired Art Shell at a time when there were no black head coaches in the NFL.

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50 Responses to “Winston Moss resurfaces as a possible candidate for Raiders job”
  1. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 12, 2010 2:58 PM

    Moss would be an idiot to take this job on! Al Davis is a wack-job.

  2. The Black Hole says: Jan 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    Rumor mongering……..hey whatever gets people to click on a headline………weak.
    Welcome to Hell:
    The Black Hole

  3. jamesz23 says: Jan 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    Why? He obviously doesn’t know how to teach a middle linebacker how to drop back in passing situations. The middle of the field was wide open all day on Sunday. AJ Hawk’s career has flourished under his tutelage.

  4. chrismoore06 says: Jan 12, 2010 3:00 PM

    Shouldn’t there be a reverse Rooney Rule for the Raiders? At least one coach has to agree to let the Raiders interview them?

  5. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jan 12, 2010 3:00 PM

    “like a side of beef hanging next to the primary cooling vent of a meat locker”
    Worst simile in the history of the written word.

  6. Brewster says: Jan 12, 2010 3:01 PM

    Florio, this event was supposed to happen yesterday.
    Whatsamatter wit you boy?

  7. The Black Hole says: Jan 12, 2010 3:01 PM

    In fact.. I personally think Cable will stay…and I’m just a guy slapping a couch in the Midwest…..
    Welcome to Hell:
    The Black Hole

  8. JSpicoli says: Jan 12, 2010 3:06 PM

    I don’t come here for two day old heresay stories.
    Stale.

  9. Doc Fluty says: Jan 12, 2010 3:07 PM

    please stop mentioning the rooney rule in every article you write about head coaching openings. its getting old and redundant even to people who dont dislike you.

  10. Junior says: Jan 12, 2010 3:07 PM

    It’s funny really, when you consider it is the media who is “twisting in the wind”, not Cable. While the media continues to speculate about when they will meet and when Cable will be fired, Davis and Cable are going about their business preparing for next year.
    Is the media really that stupid to believe Al Davis will come out and say, “We’ve decided to keep Tom Cable.” Why would he do that? If no changes are to occur then all will be silent.
    Meanwhile the media will continue to speculate about when Cable will be fired and who will replace him. Fools.

  11. ninjapleazee says: Jan 12, 2010 3:08 PM

    why does everything have to be about Rooney Rule with you Florio?

  12. r8rsfan says: Jan 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    Al may “strongly consider” anyone he wants, but would anyone with half a brain strongly consider taking the most meaningless, powerless job in all of sports?

  13. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Jan 12, 2010 3:14 PM

    oh, yeah, Al Davis is a man ahead of his time. Unfortunately, time forgot and left Al at the 1980’s starting post.
    Funny thing is, after all the Cable “stuff”, the team actually played well in Dec but NOW, Al may want him gone. Go figure.
    As a Denver fan, every day watching the Raider franchise is a holiday. Well, not when they came to beat Denver in Denver, but most days it’s just so damned funny to watch the world’s smartest man act so feeble and stupid.
    Keep the clothes goin, Al. You always look as sharp as .29 day-old razor.

  14. shannscott2000 says: Jan 12, 2010 3:18 PM

    And Moss wouldn’t be a perfunctory Rooney Rule candidate; Davis hired Art Shell at a time when there were no black head coaches in the NFL.
    _________________________________
    Yeah, but that was back when Art ran a sub 4.4 forty.

  15. Contra says: Jan 12, 2010 3:18 PM

    Ronald McDonald as the Head Coach and Grimace as OC along with The Hamburglar as DC would also be viable candidates to coach the Raiders. What a joke of an organization from the top down.

  16. ampats says: Jan 12, 2010 3:21 PM

    Keep Tom Cable
    Signed,
    1st round draft pick 2011

  17. JSpicoli says: Jan 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    If you keep trying to prop this story up, maybe it will get life.
    Frankenflorio.

  18. Strick says: Jan 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    Count Chocula only hired Art Shell because no one else would take the job.
    Winston Moss would have to be an idiot to want to work for that doddering old fool. Anyone would.

  19. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jan 12, 2010 3:28 PM

    I think the Rooney Rule would be equally effective if it forced teams to interview Principal Ed Rooney from Ferris Buehler’s Day Off.
    I doubt Mickey Rooney could stay awake through a whole game, much less be a coach, but Ed Rooney had the determination necessary to be a coach.

  20. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Jan 12, 2010 3:33 PM

    @Junior, with you 100% bro!
    How many rumors are you guys gonna start PFT. Weren’t you just saying yesterday that he was going to fired sometime that day?? That didn’t happen, and now Al Davis is looking for a new coach? Cmon Florio…..this Raiders stuff is getting ridiculous. Just stick to posting your articles after ESPN. At least you can say it was those idiots that reported it first!!

  21. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Jan 12, 2010 3:44 PM

    Would all you haters just shut up already about no one wanting the job…any one of you would whack your left nut with a dull butter knife to make a few million dollars a year working for that old coot in the NFL.
    Now get back to cleaning that toilet…and when you’re done, finish your shift at the drive through window.

  22. jb10 says: Jan 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    you people claiming that no one wants the job crack me up. maybe you don’t understand that there is only 32 such jobs in the world. That is a very elite group.
    As bad as the raiders have been and as bad as al is running the team guys are in line to take this job.
    now i did not say great or even qualified guys but guys are lined up none the less.

  23. A_Source_close_2_Favre says: Jan 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    isn’t Art Shell available for a third try?

  24. StevieMo says: Jan 12, 2010 3:57 PM

    With the Raiders, it’s the “Mickey Rooney” rule. Lame, slapstick comedy and a lot of divorces.

  25. GobiasINC_1 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:01 PM

    Al Davis is a great NFL owner. Get over it.

  26. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:05 PM

    Rooney Rule mentioned for the 100th straight coaching post done by Mr. Florio. Getting old, but always generates comments/hits

  27. HarrisonHits says: Jan 12, 2010 4:20 PM

    >
    Actually, Gramatica having been a kicker maybe he should be the special teams coach…..

  28. mcarey032 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:23 PM

    Moss would of course be a fool not to take it. Much like Jim Zorn, when else has this guy even been mentioned, outside of the Raiders for HC position? No question that he should take it if offered to him. That being said, he will probably be fired for cause much like the rest of the former Raider coaches to come along.

  29. oddchip77 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:26 PM

    In regards to the Rooney Rule, how minority does one have to be? Full fledged minority or just partially minority?

  30. alewatcher says: Jan 12, 2010 4:39 PM

    Raiders HC: All the responsibility with none of the authority. A recipe for disaster if I ever saw one.
    Anyone who actually wants this job needs to have a thorough psychological evaluation, because they clearly have something wrong upstairs.

  31. encinitasraider says: Jan 12, 2010 4:42 PM

    So now it’s Winston this week and the Raiders still have a HC. Last week it was Harbaugh. When it happens then report it other than that it’s just speculation which anyone can do.
    My sources inside the Raiders that Fassel will be named HC…see it’s that easy.

  32. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 12, 2010 4:46 PM

    Randy’s Father would be a great choice…

  33. Bazooka Joe says: Jan 12, 2010 5:01 PM

    oddchip77 says:
    January 12, 2010 4:26 PM
    In regards to the Rooney Rule, how minority does one have to be? Full fledged minority or just partially minority?
    In regards to those that hate the Rooney Rule, how much of a redneck do you have to be? The kind that sleeps with his daughters? The kind that think Mountain Dew is the greatest soda in the land? The

  34. R8R_BOB says: Jan 12, 2010 5:02 PM

    Winston, don’t do it.
    Signed,
    Sean Payton

  35. realitypolice says: Jan 12, 2010 5:16 PM

    So if the Raiders get Rooney Rule credit for a terrible hire they made over a decade ago, why don’t the Seahawks get credit for hiring Tom Flores, a hispanic, in 1992, at a time when there were no hispanic coaches in the NFL?

  36. tatum32 says: Jan 12, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Why? He obviously doesn’t know how to teach a middle linebacker how to drop back in passing situations. The middle of the field was wide open all day on Sunday. AJ Hawk’s career has flourished under his tutelage.”
    Yeah, thats why C-wood was AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and the Pack was no 2 in defense , dumbf$%k .
    RAIDER NATION!

  37. supermonkey321 says: Jan 12, 2010 5:20 PM

    Why does the Rooney Rule need to be inserted into every single story by Florio? I don’t understand this obsession! I was already tired of hearing about it like 30 posts ago.

  38. RacerX says: Jan 12, 2010 5:21 PM

    Exactly when did every position coach in the NFL become an assistant head coach???? Sounds like something The Danny woulda started.
    As Florio would say “this troubles us…”

  39. Brewster says: Jan 12, 2010 5:34 PM

    jb10 says: January 12, 2010 3:48 PM
    you people claiming that no one wants the job crack me up. maybe you don’t understand that there is only 32 such jobs in the world. That is a very elite group.
    As bad as the raiders have been and as bad as al is running the team guys are in line to take this job.
    now i did not say great or even qualified guys but guys are lined up none the less
    __________________________
    Not exactly. there’s only one (1) job like this in the world and anyone who’s qualified isn’t interested unless they’re down and out, or grasping at something that is most likely over their head in which case they’re remotely or barely qualified.

  40. alewatcher says: Jan 12, 2010 5:53 PM

    # Brewster says: January 12, 2010 5:34 PM
    jb10 says: January 12, 2010 3:48 PM
    you people claiming that no one wants the job crack me up. maybe you don’t understand that there is only 32 such jobs in the world. That is a very elite group.
    As bad as the raiders have been and as bad as al is running the team guys are in line to take this job.
    now i did not say great or even qualified guys but guys are lined up none the less
    __________________________
    Not exactly. there’s only one (1) job like this in the world and anyone who’s qualified isn’t interested unless they’re down and out, or grasping at something that is most likely over their head in which case they’re remotely or barely qualified.
    ___________________________
    Exactly. The poor guy will bear all the responsibility for the inevitable failure, after having no say in things like, say, his starting QB. Or draft picks. Anyone with decent credentials and experience wants no part of it, and anyone who thinks they want it just doesn’t understand what they are getting into.
    Al should just be his own coach. That way, he’ll be forced to fire himself.

  41. slipkid says: Jan 12, 2010 6:08 PM

    ale has it right… middle management job with all the blame, a meaningless title, and no perks or decision making authority.

  42. Wardo says: Jan 12, 2010 6:36 PM

    I hear James lofton is next on the interest list.
    I wonder if writers just bring back the same stuff year after year for the hell of it?

  43. comment_submission_error says: Jan 12, 2010 6:57 PM

    # iusedtobeteddybayer says:
    As a Denver fan, every day watching the Raider franchise is a holiday.
    As a Raider fan, right back atcha, teddy. Watching your club go from 6-0 to getting whacked at home by the feeble and stupid Al Davis Raiders put a bit of a shine on another dreadful season. I don’t know which is better. This year’s Donkey collapse, or last year’s? Tough choice.

  44. comment_submission_error says: Jan 12, 2010 7:04 PM

    Florio says:
    With current Raiders coach Tom Cable currently twisting slowly in the breeze like a side of beef hanging next to the primary cooling vent of a meat locker….
    I don’t know if you need to take some creative writing classes, or stop taking creative writing classes, but you need to stop writing stuff like that. It scares me.

  45. alewatcher says: Jan 12, 2010 7:17 PM

    # comment_submission_error says: January 12, 2010 7:04 PM
    Florio says:
    With current Raiders coach Tom Cable currently twisting slowly in the breeze like a side of beef hanging next to the primary cooling vent of a meat locker….
    I don’t know if you need to take some creative writing classes, or stop taking creative writing classes, but you need to stop writing stuff like that. It scares me.
    ___________________
    You have to admit it’s a heck of a visual, though…

  46. tango says: Jan 12, 2010 7:41 PM

    Who knows, Winston Moss could finally be the guy that says,” All I will take the job BUT it is going to be my way and I want it in writing ” if not I stay in Green Bay with a team that could very well win it all next year. The next guy has nothing to lose by slapping Al upside the head and that should include Cable if heas any boys downstairs !

  47. Alzado's Vein says: Jan 12, 2010 8:05 PM

    Just hire Mooch already, he WANTS the job! He wasn’t given a fair sahot with the Lions, and with Millen calling the shots, Bill Walsh coudn’t turn that team around. Hire Mooch!

  48. RaiderChile says: Jan 12, 2010 10:03 PM

    Token interview the Jim Fassell or another white retread will get the job. Davis was once great in football and civil rights. Too bad those days have faded into memory.

  49. jorge says: Jan 13, 2010 1:00 AM

    Mr. Moss deserves a shot, he’s earned his stripes…

  50. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 13, 2010 8:47 PM

    tatum32 says:
    Yeah, thats why C-wood was AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and the Pack was no 2 in defense , dumbf$%k .
    ____________________________________
    1-Woodson is NOT a rookie.
    2-He is also not a linebacker, so Moss hasn’t coached him.
    3-The Pack may have been #2 in defense (until the playoffs), but very little of that was due to Moss.
    You know nothing of what you’re talking about, yet you call people “dumbf$%k”. Hilarious.
    You are already as dumb as your namesake, but if you honestly think Moss is HC material, you may actually be as dumb as Al. Way to represent the Nation there, douchebag..

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