Raiders begin search for new head coach

Like their AFC West rivals in Denver, the Oakland Raiders officially have launched their search for a new head coach.

Unlike the Broncos, the Raiders don’t feel compelled to provide continuous updates via Twitter and the team’s official website.

We have begun the interview process,” Raiders senior executive John Herrera told Steve Corkran of InsideBayArea.com.  Herrera added that the Raiders won’t be disclosing information regarding the names of any candidates.

We’re not sure what the right approach is for matters of this nature.  But we’ve got a feeling that the answer falls somewhere between the approaches adopted by the Broncos and the Raiders.

67 responses to “Raiders begin search for new head coach

  1. Boy that must be a fun interview. I would assume at this point their crazy owner just walks into the interview room screaming jibberish and tossing his own poop at the walls before making a decision based on his own lyrical eenie meeny miney moh song.

  2. The next coach’s contract will include a clause that allows the coach to become a free agent if he fails to meet hard to reach incentives which include “finding a store that sells the sweatsuits Al Davis likes to wear”, “teaching Darrius Heyward-Bey how to catch”, and “winning your grievance after you get fired”.

  3. Where in the world of elite football coaching are the Raiders going to find a new head coach who is willing to go through the interview process, draft day, mini camps, training, preseason, regular season, and then get fired if they ONLY bring in the best season the team has had after seven seasons of futility?
    What is Matt Millen doing these days?

  4. stankfinger says:
    Jan 10, 2011 9:12 PM
    Seems like this headline and a lot of the words used here could be made into a template and posted every 2 years and still be spot on.
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    Classic!

  5. Can’t someone from the Davis estate take steps to have Al labeled as insane and strip him of his decision-making so the Raiders can move on with a reasonable plan for success?

    I’m a STEELER fan, for crying out loud, and even I can’t stand watching what this guy has done to this once proud franchise anymore.

    Put the man in formaldehyde and move on, puhleaze! “Weird Al”, indeed.

  6. It wouldn’t matter if they released the names of potential coaching candidates. No one would know who those names were anyway.

  7. bearsblow says: Jan 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

  8. Mike Leach? He seems awfully keen on getting back into coaching somewhere and is a passing nut, maybe Davis bites.

  9. Still cant believe they didnt re sign Cable. Its not every day you find a head coach thats willing to be Al Davis’ lap dog…and Cable was actually winning

  10. Is this really news? We know it’s Hue Jackson, Al Davis knows it’s Hue Jackson, Hue Jackson knows it’s Hue Jackson, Tom Cable knows it’s Hue Jackson, Pete Rozelle knows it’s Hue Jackson.

    Jackson was hired in last year’s off-season to take over this job when Cable could be let go in a cost efficient way, not rocket science here folks.

    Al Davis has structured his team so that he’s paying the least amount of money possible while there is no Collective Bargaining Agreement in place.

  11. Can’t wait for the next candidated to continue the Raiders recent tradition of a “Commitment to Excrement”

  12. “Unlike the Broncos, the Raiders don’t feel compelled to provide continuous updates via Twitter and the team’s official website”.

    Yes.. because my Raiders are a grease fire and have no direction. Way to go Al. Fire Cable and Harbaugh won’t even grant you a meeting. Way to go. Maybe you can tweet “now what”?

  13. Josh mcdaniels or brian billick will be the next raiders hc if not one of those two then probably somebody completely off the wall like the offensive quality control coach for the lions

  14. darkerdaze says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM
    bearsblow says: Jan 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

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    Actually the Raiders were the beneficiary of the Holy Roller.

  15. The Raiders could be good next year. They showed some physicality down the stretch. Veldheer is a stud

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    steelbreeze676 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:13 PM

    Boy that must be a fun interview. I would assume at this point their crazy owner just walks into the interview room screaming jibberish and tossing his own poop at the walls before making a decision based on his own lyrical eenie meeny miney moh song.

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    Bruce Gradkowski to Louis Murphy with 6 seconds left.

    any other smack?

  17. bearsblow

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    Al Davis cant be worse that your English teacher

  18. The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

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    Actually the Raiders were the beneficiary of the Holy Roller
    ===================
    the TUCK … wasnt that the beneficiary call to start a legend?

    Every team goes through ups and downs.

  19. bearsblow

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    Al Davis cant be worse than your English teacher

  20. So, Cable was fired over a week ago and they are just beginning the search now?

    They will no doubt get a bottom of the barrel candidate unless Al convinces Madden or Flores to come out of retirement or brings back Lane Kiffin.

  21. bearsblow says: Jan 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    I dont think the Bears bl0w buddy…ur English certainly does

  22. It is a shame they aren’t a bit more open about things.

    I’m sure many would pay top entertainment dollar to witness their oft-used “hiring process” in action- especially them going through the list of potential candidates. That must be freaking herrera-ious.

    Also, can we at least review the “what-if” scenarios they pose to candidates in the interview? There are several unique to this organization that I’d hate to see omitted.

  23. all haters postings can suck it!
    yall took the time out of your schedules to post on a raider article, lol, bunch of 2 cent sallys, lmao!

  24. Let me educate our young “darkerdaze” PFT Raider fan…

    “The “Holy Roller” was not a screw job against the Raiders. It was a game know as “the Immaculate Deception” as well by San Diego Chargers fans. The nickname given to a controversial game-winning play by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, 1978.

    With 10 seconds remained in the Week 2 match up at San Diego. Ken Stabler dropped back to pass from the 14-yard-line. Chargers defensive end Fred Dean broke through the line and hit Stabler. “The Snake” hurled the ball forward. As the ball rolled loose on the ground, Raiders running back Pete Banaszak swatted it toward the end zone. Tight end Dave Casper continued the ball’s forward motion with a kick at the five yard line and then fell on in it in the end zone for a touchdown as the clock ran out. 

    Get your facts straight before you publish it!

  25. I find it hilarious how most comments for Raider related articles are from Raider haters…dont you all read articles involving your own teams? It is great all the attention we get from everyone. There are much worse organizations out there…Lions…Browns…Jaguars…Panthers…Bills..etc

    Thanks for all the attention!!!!!

  26. Actually the Raiders were the beneficiary of the Holy Roller.

    As you can tell, most mensa meetings aren’t teaming with faider fans.

    Maybe he was in prison when Stabler cheated his way to that win?

  27. darkerdaze says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM
    bearsblow says: Jan 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

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    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

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    Actually the Raiders were the beneficiary of the Holy Roller
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    You forgot the Rob Lydle goal line fumble in the AFC Championship Game.

  28. kmart0319 says:
    Jan 10, 2011 9:49 PM

    Jerry Jones, Stephen Ross, Al Davis – worst owners in the NFL.
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    You are forgetting the other obvious one, Dan Snyder

  29. The NFL has the “Rooney Rule” regarding the interviewing of minority candidates.

    Maybe they should adopt the “Looney Rule” whereas over a certain age, NFL owners must submit to mandatory mental health testing.

    By the way, the comment about throwing poop around was precious. I can see the owner sitting behind his desk with a bib on, an assistant feeding him his liquified meat and potatoes while he’s shouting about getting “that GD Rozelle”.

  30. kmart0319 says:
    Jan 10, 2011 9:49 PM
    Jerry Jones, Stephen Ross, Al Davis – worst owners in the NFL.

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    Are you serious? Do you even know who Mike Brown is? The owner of the Bengals who inherited a playoff team from daddy in 91 and began a 20 year stretch of futility that year including only 2 playoff appearances and no wins in the post-season. He has the smallest scouting dept in the league and it’s filled with family members and friends who aren’t professional scouts. He won’t hire a GM b/c he feels he’s competant enough to do that job himself (and also get the salary of a GM). We are also the northernmost team w/o an indoor practice facility and we have the worst medical staff in all of the NFL simply b/c he doesn’t want to spend money. Then he rips Hamilton County a new a$$hole to get his stadium paid for while he pays no rent and the County has to pay for all repairs while not making anything off of events held at the stadium. And he named the stadium after his father so the County couldn’t make any money off of naming rights. Now do you want to rephrase who the worst owner in the NFL is? None of those 3 guys even come close to comparing to Mike Brown as far as being inept and ignorant. Now you know. I’m glad I could teach you something for the day. I’d take Al Davis over Mike Brown any day of the week.

  31. Oh and I could go on and on about his win/loss record (fastest owner to 200 losses and slowest to 100 wins or some $hit like that. I don’t remember exactly what it is) and how he keeps probably the worst Offensive Coordinator on staff for 10 years with only about a year or two that had a decent offense. Then he charged $3 or something like that for iced tap water one day when they ran out of bottled water at the stadium. Oh, and to help sway his season ticket holders to buy again and newcomers to purchase season tickets this past year, he offered a free box of popcorn! Woooo hooooo! God I hate that man.

  32. richabbs says: Jan 10, 2011 10:56 PM

    With all the bad press Ross got with his handling of Sparano, I wouldn’t put it past Al to go ahead and hire Cable back.
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    I mentioned this possibility to PFT shortly after Cable wasn’t renewed, I guess they didn’t think it was possible.

    I mentioned that there was no way Al Davis was going to pay Cable 2.5 million X 2 years, the team option, but that he could offer him a 1 year deal at much less.

    Cable would get a chance to prove himself and make more money in the future, either in Oakland or elsewhere.

  33. darkerdaze says: Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM

    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

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    Last SB win in 1983 so talk about something from this century…

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    karlzweb says: Jan 10, 2011 10:47 PM

    darkerdaze says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM
    bearsblow says: Jan 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Raiders are a loser organization.

    ——————————————-

    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

    ——————————

    Actually the Raiders were the beneficiary of the Holy Roller.

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    Absolutely right. I apologize. I meant to put the Immaculate Reception there…..The Holy Roller was the 1 call that we did actually get out of all the wrong ones.

  35. @bengalsdoucheuno:

    Greatest PFT rant of all time. Took two posts!

    I know some people fairly high up in that organization, and believe me, they feel your pain. There are good people there that know what needs to be done and would do it in a second except for Mike Brown.

    Isn’t there a billionaire in Southwest Ohio somewhere who could wave enough money in this guy’s face to get him to go away?

  36. quentincosta says: Jan 11, 2011 8:53 AM

    darkerdaze says: Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM

    21 playoff appearances, 15 Division Championships, 6 conference Championships, 3 Super Bowl Victories. And a few screw jobs by the NFL costing us Super Bowl appearances(Tuck Rule, Holy Roller). Every team goes through ups and downs dumbass. Not to many have the hardware that we do though.

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    Last SB win in 1983 so talk about something from this
    century…

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    Seeings how there are 32 teams in the league and only 7 of them have won SuperBowls this century, I think the point is pretty valid. We were there once this century and should of been there twice(tuck-rule).

  37. Al, you used to fight against “THE MAN”. Now, you ARE THE MAN. Tom Cable was, believe it or not, a perfect fit for your organization. He fought against management, he had all of his troops believing it was “us against the world”, just like a certain now decrepit owner who should sell the team.

    Do you really think your team is as good as the record indicates? Your drafts have been horrible and Cable won despite your constant interference. You are no longer the embodiment of what you thought you were. You’re an overcooked potato, Al. Walk away. I don’t know if you believe it or not, but you’re considered a joke.

    I actually started drinking the Kool-Aid this year. For the first time in my 53 years, I pulled for the Raiders. I can assure you that as long as you’re in the Hot Seat, that will never happen again.

    Why did you fire Cable? Public relations? Be real, willya? I don’t think people in Oakland, of all places, would stop buying tickets because the guy was accused of slapping his wife. I mean, they follow the Raiders, for crying out loud, a team that isn’t exactly known for being clergymen. I think it was because when you saw him, you saw you. There wasn’t room for two of you in the Raider organization, was there?

    ‘Nuff said.

  38. I just had to comment when I saw al davis’ picture…doesn’t he look a lot like Jigsaw, except a little more demented…

    Anyway, it seems to me that for whatever reason Al didn’t think that Cable was the answer long term. I think the Raiders showed they can be competitive in the league with the talent they have, but maybe Cable wasn’t the guy. Al might be right about this one.

  39. In Davis’ world, he’s always right. The trouble is, his world is so clouded with deception, the light of reality has not shown down there for some time.

    Kinda reminds me of the kings of old. Their legacy is destroyed by their own egos.

  40. TOM CABLE GOT SCREWWEEDDD… im a giants fan but i was outraged when i heard he got fired (well not really) but i felt for the guy i mean he turned that mean from what 2-14 into an 8-8 team and was 6-0 within the division.. n he gets the boot.. if nethin he should of got it last year so al davis waits one more improved year to fire him? just another reason al davis needs to step down and another reason to check off that he doesnt know whats in the best interest for a football team no more.. good luck cable i hope raiders go 4-12

  41. kmfl1:

    You lost me at “Your drafts have been horrible”.

    For someone that’s completely clueless, you sure do talk allot.

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