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Saints give Carmichael permission to meet with Raiders

Drew Brees, Pete Carmichael, AP

The Saints have given permission to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. to interview for the Raiders head coaching position.

A report from ESPN surfaced that Carmichael already interviewed with Oakland while he was on the West Coast, but Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis says that isn’t true, according to Mike Triplette of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Carmichael got some attention as the Saints’ playcaller down the stretch. He would seem to be a long shot for a job expected to go to former Packers assistant Winston Moss.

The Raiders also will interview both Broncos coordinators. Packers coaches aside, this is a very Al Davis-like list that Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie has come up with.

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23 Responses to “Saints give Carmichael permission to meet with Raiders”
  1. slightlyhyphy says: Jan 16, 2012 7:16 PM

    Why did ESPN report that he had already interviewed for the Raiders head coaching job while the Saints were still alive in the playoffs? That’s against the rules…Shouldn’t ESPN double check their content before publishing it for millions of people?

  2. rastaraider says: Jan 16, 2012 7:23 PM

    I Love it!!

  3. mikeeg says: Jan 16, 2012 7:35 PM

    Mckenzie isn’t messing around. Good to see Raidas are moving in eight direction.

  4. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 16, 2012 7:52 PM

    Now we’re talking.

  5. qcsfinest704 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:00 PM

    Gotta love a saints team that flew across country to try and beat my Niners and left with injuries, a loss and 2 coaches leaving.

    Now that’s what I call an ass whipping!

  6. silverhornet says: Jan 16, 2012 8:00 PM

    Why do the Raiders even have to ask permission now that the Saints are out of the playoffs?

  7. radrntn says: Jan 16, 2012 8:21 PM

    may the best guy get the job

  8. dolphinsfan69 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:25 PM

    Hopefully he is going to meet with Miami next!!!

  9. chadinkc30 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:27 PM

    Another candidate for my raiders that is yet another unimpressive one!

  10. nineroutsider says: Jan 16, 2012 8:41 PM

    Not that I want this to happen, but whoever hires Greg Roman will find a hidden gem. Raiders should talk to him as well. Yeah, yeah thumbs dumb for the 9er fan, but I’m telling you…Greg Roman! He will do well for himself in this league, Raiders should give him an interview at least.

  11. KIR says: Jan 16, 2012 8:41 PM

    I thought Reggie McKenzie already knew who “His Guy” was?

  12. raidersfreak says: Jan 16, 2012 9:06 PM

    He had a short list but he is going to get his guy. Couldn’t do a lot more until team were x out of the post season.

    But he has to wait until his gut tells him so. He goes with his gut a lot I just wished the gut was shouting for a slice of John Gruden.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Jan 16, 2012 9:08 PM

    In other news, the Raiders’ hated crosstown rival, the SF Forty-Whiners are going to get their arses whipped by the Giants.

    Yay!

  14. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 16, 2012 9:12 PM

    I agree with Greg Roman..That’s the Packers way. Hire a 49ers Offensive Coodinator. Thats how they won their past 2 Superbowls.

  15. rraider says: Jan 16, 2012 9:20 PM

    Wow! I just got done watching Moneyball. Is there a GM in the league with more carte blanche than Mckenzie right now?

    An organization with a great history that has fallen on hard times and distanced itself from it’s past……………………….sounds like the Packers circa 1991………

    Good luck Reggie hope you find the same success that Ron Wolf did.

  16. wetpaperbag3 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:17 PM

    silverhornet says: Jan 16, 2012 8:00 PM

    Why do the Raiders even have to ask permission now that the Saints are out of the playoffs?
    ==========================

    It’s called, ‘That’s what you’re supposed to do when someone is under contract by another team.’ You seek permission.

  17. blackbeard43 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:48 PM

    For all those wanting Jon Gruden to come back to the Raiders:

    He ain’t coming back!

    …and the Raiders will be all the better for it!

  18. lostking1 says: Jan 16, 2012 11:16 PM

    I like this. The raiders are looking for guys who are part of “winning” coaching trees. I like the efforts from the new GM he is not messing around we have not got the time to be iffie here. We need to win and we need to win now!

  19. hannahsdaddy says: Jan 16, 2012 11:43 PM

    Man, how does Adam Shefter get away with saying anything he wants (true or false)?

  20. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 16, 2012 11:53 PM

    qcsfinest704 says:
    Jan 16, 2012 8:00 PM
    Gotta love a saints team that flew across country to try and beat my Niners and left with injuries, a loss and 2 coaches leaving.

    Now that’s what I call an ass whipping!
    ______
    Being from san fran, you know all about ass injuries hey?

  21. donttazemebro says: Jan 17, 2012 12:36 AM

    Doesn’t hurt to explore all options.

  22. hallcyon says: Jan 17, 2012 8:12 AM

    The question is why isn’t he a head coach already?

    Here is a coach who helped develop Brees going back to San Diego. He coordinated the Saints offense this season, apart from the Rams game when Sean Payton micro-managed and refused to make adjustments. He just coordinated the best offense in NFL history, need I say more?

  23. musicman495 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:04 AM

    Gotta love a saints team that flew across country to try and beat my Niners and left with injuries, a loss and 2 coaches leaving.

    Now that’s what I call an ass whipping!
    ————————————————
    Didn’t I read somewhere that Alex Smith has had seven offensive coordinators since he was drafted by “your Niners”? That’s the great thing about sports – you win a game or two, and it makes the stench of losing and corrupt and incompetent ownership of the last 20 years seem like it never happened.

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