Raiders promote Trey Scott

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The Raiders, who apparently won’t be having to replace director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales this year, may already have an in-house substitute in mind, if/when someone else makes Clinkscales a General Manager.

The team has promoted midwest scout Trey Scott to the position of Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Scott, 28, has spent five prior seasons with the team. Before that, he worked for Washington.

Scott arrived in Oakland with Clinkscales and others in May 2012. Both are names to watch, especially if this year’s playoff berth from the Raiders is a sign of things to come.

9 responses to “Raiders promote Trey Scott

  1. OMG, once again Reggie, the GM with no playoff wins and a career losing record, has proven himself as the GOAT. This is a game changer move, folks. The Raiders are soo back, assuming they dont have to play any playoff teams next year.

  2. Men, honest question for the board. The Raiders had a great offense last year, yet they failed to renew the contract of their OC. The Raiders had one of the worst defenses last year but yet they kept their DC. What gives?

  3. bradyisababy

    The Raiders beat both super bowl participants, as well as the playoff Texans, but you already knew that. And not to blow your mind or anything, but when you go 12 and 4, you tend to give 12 other teams a loss and keep them from having really good records.

    As for Reggie, when you take over a team that set a record for consecutive 10+ loss seasons in a row, no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round picks, and your owner has you slash payroll the first two years, yeah you’re going to lose more games than you win to start your GM career. But you also knew that already.

  4. The Raiders young quarterback coach Todd Downing was being offered promotions to offensive coordinator, so it was easy to let go of the soon to retire offensive coordinator and promote him. Nothing shocking there. As for the DC, it took Falcons coach and former Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a few years to get his system rolling in Atlanta. Guessing keeping Ken Norton around for continuity hopes for the same process.

  5. Men, honest question for the board. The Raiders had a great offense last year, yet they failed to renew the contract of their OC. The Raiders had one of the worst defenses last year but yet they kept their DC. What gives?
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    I think Del Rio sets the tone for the defense, so he probably feels like he can work on that himself. I think the OC had much more autonamy. Musgrave didn’t run enough, and didn’t get Cooper involved nearly like he should have. Cooper is seriously underworked. Also, the offense was mostly players coming back, so they had familiarity, while the defense was new faces, so that factors in.

  6. If you go back and read any articles from when Norton Jr. was brought on board, the Raiders admitted he was new to the role, and would need time to blossom. Having Del Rio there, they said, would help him in that regard. So basically, the Raiders hired him with the idea it would take 2-3 years to really grow into his role (about the time frame they expected to become playoff relevant again), and they’re sticking to that plan. It also would have helped if we had given him some quality players to man the middle of our front seven.

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