Report: Raiders want to hire Teryl Austin

AP

The Bengals are interested in having Teryl Austin replace Paul Guenther as their defensive coordinator and he reportedly has the option of working alongside Guenther as well.

Guenther is leaving Cincinnati to become the Raiders’ defensive coordinator and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Oakland would like to have Austin on Jon Gruden’s staff as well. Per the report, Austin’s title with the Raiders would be assistant head coach/defensive backs coach.

Austin was the Ravens’ defensive backs coach before joining the Lions as defensive coordinator in 2014. He interviewed for the Lions’ head coaching job last week, but chatter has been that Detroit is looking in the direction of Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as Jim Caldwell’s replacement.

It may be some time before they can formally hire Patricia if he is their choice, but it seems Austin’s going to be landing on his feet one way or another.

18 responses to “Report: Raiders want to hire Teryl Austin

  1. 1976pinto says:
    January 8, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Gruden putting together an all star coaching staff, ‘bout to dominate once again, we love you Chucky!
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    He will need an all star coaching staff to have any success.

  2. geobh says:
    January 8, 2018 at 11:46 am
    austin to cincy. not so sure he wants to work for chucky.
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    Then there’s the whole California vs Ohio thing and also a storied franchise vs the Bungals.

  3. Gruden putting together an all star coaching staff, ‘bout to dominate once again, we love you Chucky!
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    don’t know much about Austin, reports I hear are mixed, but don’t let Guenther’s good looks and fancy clothing style of visors and Oakleys fool you, he’s subpar.

    this is shaping up to be an expensive train wreck if you ask me.

  4. On the surface, this seems like a no brainer for Austin, except the other team is Cincy who is notoriously cheap on assistants, and Gruden is apparently getting all of his assistants 4-year deals, double what they usually get. The other drawback to that though is that he also could be blocked from better DC jobs than Cincy in the future if he still can’t get a head coaching job from that lower profile on a staff.

  5. Nothing like going from a DC to a positional coach. And forget about the “assistant head coach” tag they’re tossing around there. Wouldn’t the DC or the OC be the “assistant head coach” not some positional coach. Backward move but thanks for your time in Detroit, you helped us improve from the Schwartzy days!

  6. jjackwagon says:
    January 8, 2018 at 11:54 am
    1976pinto says:
    January 8, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Gruden putting together an all star coaching staff, ‘bout to dominate once again, we love you Chucky!
    ————————————-
    He will need an all star coaching staff to have any success.

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    He’ll also need a new QB

  7. I like Olsen to help Carr, and I am ok with Gruden running the offense and calling the plays. His offense will move the chains. Plus the talent is already there on the offense roster.

    No doubt the emphasis needs to be on defense, so the more help Gruden gets there the better. I am also curious to see if Chucky keeps Seabass. He made a remark during Saturday’s game about having to have a kicker that can kick the ball far.

    Go Raiders

  8. It’s about time that all coaches contracts are held to the same rules as player contracts in that they should have to be within a set League cap figure. You want to pay a new (or returning) head coach $100 over 10 years? Sure you can… now you just need to fill out the rest of your coaching staff with what you have left to remain under the cap.

  9. Some people love feeling important and titles mean something to them…but assistant head coach means absolutely nothing to a position coach because there is a guy that happens to be his boss in between the position held and the position he supposedly assists

  10. Hold on a minute here!….Stop the Insanity!
    Gruden was not and is not that great a coach…This is becoming comical!
    A prediction: as Gruden enters the Raiders organization, at the beginning point no money will be spared to appease Grudens wishes and desires. After the close of his third HCoaching season, some people will be dropped as an attempt to bring in a winning season that takes them to the Super Bowl…After 5 years with no super bowl, frustration and anger will start to take over the entire organization with many calling for the firing of Gruden….The 6th year will be the end of this second coming of Christ as head coach!

  11. Has someone told the owner that the contracts these coaches are getting actually are expected to be paid, in real currency, not some Wally World type coupons? Davis is the poorest owner in the NFL and I hope he realizes that paying all of his coaches $15-20 mil per year (added up) won’t fly if he tries giving them Monopoly money.

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