Mornhinweg on the Raiders’ radar

AP

On the same day that a vacancy opened with a franchise now run by Ryan Grigson, a man who has spent several years working with Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, the former Lions coach’s name has arisen in connection with another head-coaching job.

The Raiders have requested permission to interview Mornhinweg, according to Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network.

Mornhinweg becomes the seventh candidate for job that was, per reports originating elsewhere, supposed to have only three or four candidates — and that was supposed to be resolved via a “quick decision.”

Instead, the process has bogged down.  The reported candidates are Mornhinweg, Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles, Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers Winston Moss, and Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

That’s a few more than three or four.  And that’s not the kind of situation that will lead to a quick decision.

49 responses to “Mornhinweg on the Raiders’ radar

  1. Well, at least Reggie is leaving no stone unturned. I hope he finds his head coach soon so the good coordinators are still available and not all scooped up.

  2. First question ought to be:

    “If you’re the head coach and you win the coin toss in a sudden-death overtime, what do you do?”

  3. At first I was like hell no not this guy!But he hasn’t been a head coach in 10 years and this time he wouldnt have Matt Millen botching things.That being said I still think Winston Moss gets the job.

  4. there have been only 4 requests for permission to speak to coaches. You assume that the Raiders want to talk to GB coaches. I like Carmichael myself.

  5. If it’s a package deal including Juan Castillo, this is a very good thing for Eagles’ fans.

  6. Take your time…the difference is the future head coach for the Raiders will be running the show and picking his staff, as oppose to the way it was. So, you would want a HC capable to do those things and put the right staff together.

  7. The guy is a very good OC. The question is whether or not he will be a good HC. Remember, Bill Bellicheck got fired from his job as the Cleveland Browns HC only to work his way back to a better place and position and has become a legend.

    Perhaps Marty has had some time to age and get a little wiser. Certainly he knows offense.

  8. If Morningweg becomes the Raiders head coach Andy Reid will make Washburn the offensive coordinator.

  9. This will be our 2012 excuse for not winning a title. Trade everyone to the colts and get Andrew Luck, just blow this team up.

  10. This just in –

    Juan Castillo applying for Chief Yahoo Position.

    Besides surrendering the board seats, Yang is giving up his position as “Chief Yahoo,” an honorary title he held as he mingled among workers, while keeping tabs on various company projects

  11. Like I said when McKenzie fired Hue Jackson who actually looked like a bright young up and coming coach, you’re not about to become Packers West, more like Bengals or Buccaneers WEst.

    The one thing that continuously resonated in that press conference was “young and cheap,” which translates into we’re going to go against everything that Al Davis stood for, which made that toilet bowl franchise worth rooting for in an age where larger markets dominate the landscape.

    Good luck Raider fans, you thought Al’s last 10 years were bad, I see 0-16 in your near future before bowl cut finally sells the team to some L.A. investor.

  12. Why not check Marty out? If he can do for Run DMC what he’s done for Shady, I’m not opposed to a look see.

    Reg McK is checking everybody out. And why not, wouldn’t you want to explore every option?

    But he should do it a little quicker before all of them are snatched up.

  13. The guy has been on the job a week and it’s taking too long???? WTF???? Usually when the Raiders fire a coach, the process doesn’t even start this soon.

    I like what McKenzie is doing. He’s interviewing all the candidates first, before most even get a shot. People in the NFL know that things are different in Oakland now which makes it a more attractive place. I can’t remember when Al even had this many to choose from because of his rep as an owner. Also, every candidate knows he get’s to pick his “own” staff. As a prospective coach in the NFL, you gotta love that one.

    And for those of you talking about “no” draft picks, the Raiders have 38 players on their current roster with 6 years or less of NFL experience. This is not a team that has to be made over to the astute observer. It just needs to be tweaked. At one time this team was littered with #1 draft picks and they couldn’t bust a grape in a food fight!! The players who are producing most and showing the most promise are low picks. Can anyone remember what college Veldheer went too?? I think a division 3 school. Look how he’s turning out. With the exception of DHB, all our receivers are round 3 or lower. If Al was indeed in charge of the draft, up until his dying day, he still made more good picks than bad. He just wasn’t very good with that 1st pick, that’s all. And that one costs the most money.

    Personally, I’m glad the Raiders don’t have another #1 pick because now we can’t blow it. Real homework has to be done in the later rounds. That’s what I love about the NFL draft, you never know where you will find the next star!!!! More times than not, it’s not the 1st round!!!

    Keep grinding McKenzie…….

  14. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  15. The Raiders have always been a secretive organization, yet when they dole out misinformation to the media this seems to surprise them every time.

  16. The Redskins need to keep Shanny for the full 5 years of his deal, or they’ll be hoping to hire the likes of Marty Mornhinweg. That’s what you get when your average tenure for a coach is less than 2 years.

  17. You all do realize if the Eagles lose Marty….the Eagles will end up hiring a man long forgotten. A man so cold, he goes by the name of Chilly.

    ::shudders::

  18. Al davis (r.i.p) never took this long to hire a coach!!!
    —————————————————-
    Nope he’d rashly and quickly make a hire and then replace him two seasons later with another quick and rash hiring.

  19. Hue was an up and coming head coach…offensive X’s & O’s was his thing. Health/injuries and a pottie mouth did him in. So far i’m not impressed with the list, however, coach Carmichael Jr would be an upgrade over Hue.

    Do the smart thing Mckensie hire an offensive guru like C Jr. as your head coach. The bigger decision lies on a choice for D cord.

    The same formula worked wonders on our side of the bay! Go Niners!

  20. m4carrol says:
    Jan 17, 2012 8:58 PM
    Like Marty always said in Detriot…”The bar is high”

    ————————————————–nah the stools were short.

  21. packattack1967 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 6:16 PM
    Hire slowly, fire quickly

    Hey, “wackattack1967” –

    “Throw pass, drop quickly”

    Sincerely,

    Raider fan happily all over the Giants bandwagon for blowing your conceited asses out of Lambeau.

    say it with me;

    “DISCOUNT DOUBLE-CHECK!”

    (Rodgers might want to change that signature move, because every DL in the league will be doing it every time they sack him)

  22. Back to the story.

    I think this may be Madden’s suggestion, because he was a real Andy Reid fan. What McKenzie appears to be doing is casting a wider net, to see what moves other staffs will be making when the coaching turnover begins. – Combine is coming soon, but its clear he will be managing the personnel moves.

    I still think its down to Moss or Bowles (he is up for a 2nd interview)

  23. I’m guessing that McKenzie doesn’t know how much of a disaster Caraon Palmer was at USC when they were running a West Coast Offense..norm chow had to come in and save his career.

    Not a good fit.

    Morhningweg like Carmichael is worth kicking the tires on, though.

  24. realfootballfan says:
    Jan 17, 2012 7:44 PM
    Like I said when McKenzie fired Hue Jackson who actually looked like a bright young up and coming coach, you’re not about to become Packers West, more like Bengals or Buccaneers WEst.

    The one thing that continuously resonated in that press conference was “young and cheap,” which translates into we’re going to go against everything that Al Davis stood for, which made that toilet bowl franchise worth rooting for in an age where larger markets dominate the landscape.

    Good luck Raider fans, you thought Al’s last 10 years were bad, I see 0-16 in your near future before bowl cut finally sells the team to some L.A. investor.
    =====================
    Jackson ran his stupid mouth, the team never defined itself and shouldve blown out a lot of teams that had no business still being in the game by the fourth quarter. Everybody knows it, and that “toilet bowl” franchise won for 16 years. McKenzie’s going to do it the right way, the way it shouldve been changed to following 2003 .

    I see a Raider a&% kicking coming when we play whatever team you cheer for, bandwagoner.

  25. platinumraider32: Great post, you absolutely nailed it.

    So many people here just look at stats and comment, that was a good read.

    The drafting in the past few years has been awesome, other than the 1st rounders, like you said.

  26. I like that McKenzie is exploring his options, the two that I still like the best is Carmichael Jr and Winston Moss with me leading more toward Carmichael Jr. Reason being is that he has coordinated arguably one of the best offenses in the league for the last few years. Granted Palmer is not a Drew Brees, but I believe he could still find success with Palmer under center and Palmer can make the throws necessary to succeed in his system. Also with Run DMC (when healthy) and Michael Bush at his arsenal to play with, Oakland’s options could go further then Hue could’ve ever acheived. Don’t forget about the speedy receivers as well, they are up and coming (Moore, Ford, Heyward-Bey – now that he is catching the football) have the potential to be great with the spread the ball mentality he could bring to the table with creative formations and taking advantage of every players strengths

    On the other side of the table Moss is coaching one of the best linebacking crew in football with Matthews, Hawk etc. Let’s face it, defense is where the Raiders need the most improvement on and some innovative thinking at the linebacking crew is something he can sure touch base on with Wimbley and McClain helping the motion behind the the trenches. Oakland’s defense has potential with their personnel I just think the state of mind was not in the right place. The one thing that needs to be worked on for sure is the secondary so they don’t get blown out as soon as the ball snaps and get burnt with big plays. Take care of these and Oakland could be a powerhouse in the AFC.

    With that being said, I like the fact the McKenzie is taking his time to explore his options and try to find the best fit possible for this organization and bring it out of the hole they have dug themselves into the past 9 seasons. Good luck Reg, get us another 4th round sleeper in the draft like our receivers have turned out to be.

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