Report: Raiders hope to make “quick decision” on coach

Five days ago, the Raiders fired coach Hue Jackson.  Earlier today, Charley Casserly of CBS reported that the Raiders hope to make a “quick decision” on a replacement.

But with Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss (pictured) and Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers believed to be on a list that’s expected to include only three or four candidates (Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles was interviewed Friday), a quick hire may not be impossible.

Neither Moss nor Capers may be interviewed or hired until the Packers’ season ends.  (During the bye week after the end of the regular season, Moss and Philbin could have been interviewed — and Philbin was, by the Dolphins.  Neither man was interviewed by the Raiders during the bye week because Hue Jackson had yet to be fired.)

Of course, Giants fans would say right now that both men will be free and clear by 8:00 p.m. ET tonight.

UPDATE 2:37 p.m. ET:  League spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that, in the week after the conference title games and before the Pro Bowl, assistant coaches from the Super Bowl teams may participate in second interviews.  This means that if the assistant was interviewed by a team at some point before that week, he can be interviewed a second time.  Thus, Joe Philbin could be interviewed for a second time by the Dolphins.  Philbin and Moss will not be available for a first interview with the Raiders.

45 responses to “Report: Raiders hope to make “quick decision” on coach

  1. Well then they’ll have to change their expectations…I’m doubting any packer coach will be available for hire before February 5th. Fewell will definitely be available though…but they might not be interested…I’m thinking Rodgers might re-adjust his career path by 8:00 PM today.

  2. If any team can do it the Giants looked poised for an upset on the Pack… The Falcons were not exactly inept in the Offense department but the G-Men did shut them out. Could be a sleeper

  3. I thought they could be interviewed but not hired.

    That’s why Philbin and others have already been interviewed Mike…

  4. I’m sure they’ll hire their coach this week. Giants will knock out the Packers from the playoffs today

  5. Capers is a career asst coach. While Moss is definitely a good candidate, I’m not sure he’s ready yet. I thought Bowles looked pretty good in a bad situation in Miami.

  6. It’d be nice to see the NFL and NCAA put a stop to assistants interviewing for jobs while the most important games of the year are going on.

    I’d rather my coordinator worrying about the New York Giants pass rush as opposed to wondering if Carson Palmer can win you football games.

  7. Thanx for the clarification Mike.

    But how is the Philips potential interview with TB explained?

  8. I Think the Giants will beat the Packers so bring on the candidates. I like Winston moss he is a good fit for the silvernblack.. Flynn.. It’s a good rumor to start..

  9. If the Raiders follow the path of the Packers with Reggie Mckenzie leading the way! Raider nation can look forward to a bright future! Losing those draft picks will hurt for a couple years! But building through the draft is the way to go and hitting on undrafted free agents is the way to go! I’m a Packers fan and Raider Nation can rest easy!!!

  10. I like Dom Capers. He never had a fair shot at being a head coach, only with expansion teams. He did a pretty good a Carolina, though.

    Don’t like Moss..no coordinator experience. Might as well get Singletary. Same type of coach. Only difference is Singletary is more qualified.

  11. For all the heat hue Jackson got at Da end of Da season and eventually got fired…he waz a rookie coach who went 8-8 in an injury riddled season..smh

  12. If they are gonna fire Jackson, then they better hire a proven head coach! Enough of these GMs that wanna hire their guy! Sounds a lot like Pioli and rebuild, and acting like u wanna win now, that doesn’t fly with the Raiders, as bad as that can be sometimes

  13. I prefer an ex-player such as Moss, Harbaugh or Fisher.

    The exception is Singletary who was an obvious half wit from way back…

  14. A lot of fans don’t realize just how good of a coach Hue Jackson happens to be. The Raiders were non functional as a professional football Team before his arrival. He stabilized the offense and made it very productive almost immediately. It was a awesome job.

  15. @aldavis: he trades the raiders future picks for a above average qb and then wanted more power within the organization. Looks more like a dictator type coach.

  16. I’d take my time on hiring a head coach. The Browns didn’t and they landed Pat freaking Shurmur, 4-12 baby!

  17. I don’t know about awesome job, but good enough to not be fired, unless you have a clear upgrade in mind, and certain you can hire!

  18. “Of course, Giants fans would say right now that both men will be free and clear by 8:00 p.m. ET tonight.”

    I think you’re confusing us with Eagles fans who hold their annual Super Bowl parade every August. Giants fans have seen their team win the Lombardi and we know it’s a trophy that has to be earned by playing great football all the way through February. One bad game and your favorite team is hitting the links. Green Bay is an offensive juggernaut and, just like San Fran did yesterday against NO, NY will have to match GB score and for score, play tough D, and take advantage of any mistake GB may make while making very few of their own. I don’t know any rational Giants fan that thinks it will be easy. We believe we have a fighting chance, but that’s miles away from knowing it’s a done deal.

  19. Green bay is the worst defense in league, stats prove it, why fire hue jackson to hire their defensive coaches. Sorry, but that doesn’t make sense!

  20. Does it really matter who coaches this team?

    The Raiders will continue to be the NFL’s most dysfunctional franchise.

    As long as the Raiders continue to utilize their 3P philosophy (punching, pushing & pointing) they will continue to be an also ran.

    Add the fact that they got completely fleeced on the Carson Palmer deal and this team won’t be able to get any new talent for a while.

    How about trading a #1 pick to Denver for Brady Quinn?

  21. denverdude7 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 9:25 PM
    Does it really matter who coaches this team?

    The Raiders will continue to be the NFL’s most dysfunctional franchise.

    As long as the Raiders continue to utilize their 3P philosophy (punching, pushing & pointing) they will continue to be an also ran.

    Add the fact that they got completely fleeced on the Carson Palmer deal and this team won’t be able to get any new talent for a while.

    How about trading a #1 pick to Denver for Brady Quinn?

    ==============

    I know, Bronco fan. That 45-10 demolition by Tom Brady hurt, and so did the 59 we dropped on you in 2010.

    Try to run the multiple post smack , AFTER A WIN.

    That way it has more meaning.

    See you next season – RAIDER NATION!

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