Former Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan would love a second chance to interview for the Raiders head coaching job with Al Davis, according to the USA Today.
Ryan was careful not burn any bridges with the Raiders after moving on to Cleveland to be the defensive coordinator for Eric Mangini, speaking glowingly of Al Davis in the days leading up to the Browns-Raiders game in Week 16.
He also gave a review of JaMarcus Russell that might appeal to Davis.
“The backup QB (Russell) is the one I thought would be a superstar by now,” Ryan said. “He had that 77 rating his rookie year. I’m a little surprised he hasn’t become the superstar. I’m kind of hoping he doesn’t get in the game. That kid can throw it through a storm. I think the young man’s a good kid.”