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Mornhinweg on the Raiders’ radar

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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.

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49 Responses to “Mornhinweg on the Raiders’ radar”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:15 PM

    Al davis (r.i.p) never took this long to hire a coach!!!

  2. lilrob10201 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:15 PM

    I hope he does not get a head coaching job.He is a good OC for the Eagles and hope he stays.

  3. packattack1967 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:16 PM

    Hire slowly, fire quickly

  4. dawsonleery says: Jan 17, 2012 6:18 PM

    Reggie McKenzie doing his job the right way.

  5. wetpaperbag3 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:19 PM

    It’s called doing ones due diligence.

  6. lbijake says: Jan 17, 2012 6:20 PM

    If Marty moves on to HC, will Andy make Juan Castille the Offensive Coordinator also?

  7. hannahsdaddy says: Jan 17, 2012 6:22 PM

    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.

  8. NFLJunkie says: Jan 17, 2012 6:23 PM

    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?”

  9. donttazemebro says: Jan 17, 2012 6:23 PM

    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.

  10. jollyroger12 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:28 PM

    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.

  11. upperdecker19 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:30 PM

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

  12. mbapastor says: Jan 17, 2012 6:35 PM

    Marty will end up in Indy, but Irsay will attempt to interview Caldwell again to satisfy the Rooney rule.

  13. 1team1nation says: Jan 17, 2012 6:37 PM

    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.

  14. ppdoc13 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:38 PM

    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.

  15. 44mpo says: Jan 17, 2012 6:44 PM

    I won’t worry until I see Art Shells name on the list!

  16. dolphins4 says: Jan 17, 2012 6:56 PM

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

  17. bleed4philly says: Jan 17, 2012 7:10 PM

    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.

  18. jagsfan1 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:20 PM

    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

  19. ar1888 says: Jan 17, 2012 7:20 PM

    Good, keep him out of Indy.

  20. cliverush says: Jan 17, 2012 7:33 PM

    Coach Carmichael would be my choice. Coach Payton runs a good team.

  21. 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.

  22. crise40g says: Jan 17, 2012 7:59 PM

    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.

  23. platinumraider32 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:09 PM

    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…….

  24. tdk24 says: Jan 17, 2012 8:12 PM

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  25. buzzbissinger says: Jan 17, 2012 8:16 PM

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

  26. worldwidebleater says: Jan 17, 2012 8:23 PM

    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.

  27. We'reFineThere says: Jan 17, 2012 8:44 PM

    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::

  28. rastaraider says: Jan 17, 2012 8:54 PM

    Another good sign but not as a coach more like a OC

  29. m4carrol says: Jan 17, 2012 8:58 PM

    Like Marty always said in Detriot…”The bar is high”

  30. 4evrnyt says: Jan 17, 2012 9:06 PM

    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.

  31. mojosmagic says: Jan 17, 2012 9:20 PM

    Good luck Windy and don’t slam the door on your way out.

  32. raidadon says: Jan 17, 2012 9:25 PM

    We gotta embrace the post Al era. I know this but so far I feel like my te has been hi jacked

  33. andyisfat says: Jan 17, 2012 9:26 PM

    Please hire Marty and his horrible unbalanced pass to run ratio playcalling. Get him out of Philly now!

  34. fasteddy415 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:28 PM

    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!

  35. greymares says: Jan 17, 2012 9:28 PM

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

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

  36. andyisfat says: Jan 17, 2012 9:30 PM

    If the Eagles lose Marty they can flip their linebackers coach over to offensive coordinator.

  37. dolphins4 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:31 PM

    If he goes to Oakland maybe he’ll take Andy with him.

  38. lolb23 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:57 PM

    Punt, kick, pass.

  39. ern215 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:10 PM

    maybe were putting together an all star coaching staff!

  40. thom4msu says: Jan 17, 2012 10:36 PM

    As a lifelong lions fan- who would want this man who was a Millen hire, had a mental breakdown mid-season & had to quit as a hc?

  41. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:43 PM

    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)

  42. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:46 PM

    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)

  43. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:55 PM

    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.

  44. phillychzstk2012 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    hell no! please Marty dont do it! you failed last time a HC, please stick to what your good at (OC/assistant HC) and help the Eagles win

  45. dawkattack says: Jan 18, 2012 12:51 AM

    I’m guessing if the Weg leaves Childress will be back + He wasn’t a Bad cord in dmacs early years

  46. dawkattack says: Jan 18, 2012 1:31 AM

    Hey @ Fasteddy. The Weg is a offensive guru lol do you even watch ball

  47. tatum064 says: Jan 18, 2012 4:08 AM

    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.

  48. joetoronto says: Jan 18, 2012 6:40 AM

    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.

  49. raidernation77 says: Jan 19, 2012 2:15 AM

    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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