Raiders want to talk to Scott Linehan, others might too

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Scott Linehan was at the switches for one of the league’s most dynamic offenses this year, and it’s earned him some notice.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Raiders have requested permission to interview Linehan for their head-coaching job.

Linehan joined the Cowboys last offseason while they seemed to be struggling to decide who would call plays. He did, and they responded with record-setting seasons for Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray.

Of course, Linehan could have other suitors soon, too.

As noted by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Linehan signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys, meaning he’ll be a free agent anyway.

Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s two-year deal is also up, and head coach Jason Garrett’s a pending free agent as well.

So as well as things have gone for the Cowboys, they’re still the Cowboys, so a little drama should be expected.

19 responses to “Raiders want to talk to Scott Linehan, others might too

  1. Linehan, meh. I’m curious to see if Jerrah re-ups Marinelli.

    The guy on the Cowboys’ staff who should really be getting attention is their OL coach. That unit is playing like they’ve been together for 5 or 6 years even though they’ve got rookies and 2nd year guys on it. Great work.

  2. Go ahead and interview where all coaches go to their last job….they should look to stay where they are successful and be relevant. Nobody cares or has feared the Raiders in years!!!

  3. bassplucker says:
    Jan 4, 2015 10:34 AM
    Linehan, meh. I’m curious to see if Jerrah re-ups Marinelli.

    The guy on the Cowboys’ staff who should really be getting attention is their OL coach. That unit is playing like they’ve been together for 5 or 6 years even though they’ve got rookies and 2nd year guys on it. Great work.
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    Everybody that knows the NFL knows that Bill Callahan is the driving force of that offense just as he was for Rex Ryan’s Jets when they were going to AFC championships.

    What’s alarming is that Reggie McKenzie doesn’t know that. Scott Linehan, like Rex Ryan and Jon Gruden are nothing without Bill Callahan.

  4. The same Bill Callahan that coached the Raiders after Gruden left, yeah I’m pretty sure Big Reg knows to stay away from that failed disaster. Keep trolling.

  5. jerzeycowboy says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:02 AM
    Go ahead and interview where all coaches go to their last job….they should look to stay where they are successful and be relevant. Nobody cares or has feared the Raiders in years!!!
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    But the Cowboys, that’s another story. Everyone has feared the Cowboys for years.

    SMH.

  6. spankmarley says:
    Jan 4, 2015 12:55 PM
    The same Bill Callahan that coached the Raiders after Gruden left, yeah I’m pretty sure Big Reg knows to stay away from that failed disaster. Keep trolling.
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    Bill Callahan’s not a good head coach, but he’s the best O Line coach and running game coordinator in the business. From 98-2002 Raiders had the best running attack and Rich Gannon had all day to pick a receiver because of Callahan.

  7. raiderlyfe510 says:
    Jan 4, 2015 1:50 PM

    spankmarley says:
    Jan 4, 2015 12:55 PM
    The same Bill Callahan that coached the Raiders after Gruden left, yeah I’m pretty sure Big Reg knows to stay away from that failed disaster. Keep trolling.
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    Bill Callahan’s not a good head coach, but he’s the best O Line coach and running game coordinator in the business. From 98-2002 Raiders had the best running attack and Rich Gannon had all day to pick a receiver because of Callahan.

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    No argument there, I concur however the comment made was that we were going after the wrong guy in Dallas. I would gladly take Art Shell/Tom Walsh for a third stint than have Callahan back in Oakland.

  8. Bringing in Linehan may be even worse than keeping Sparano which in itself is plenty bad.

    When it comes to focusing on failed retreads, is Son-of-Al really this dense? Or could it be that there are a lack of good candidates who are seriously willing to work for the Davis family?

    Please wake me at the end of this nightmare.

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