Wylie expected to join coaching staff


Bob Wylie, who worked last year with the Denver Broncos, is expected to join the Raiders 2011 coaching staff under Hue Jackson as an offensive line coach, according to a league source.

Wylie is a veteran of 30 years of coaching and last was season was the assistant offensive line coach under Clancy Barone on the staff of Josh McDaniels. In the Broncos’ reorganization under John Fox, Barone was moved to tight ends coach with Dave Magazu coming in to coach the offensive line.

From 2007 through 2009, Wylie coached in the Canadian Football League, for the Winnepeg Blue Bombers in 2007 and 2008 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009. The Montreal Gazette reported early this week the Roughriders were talking to Wylie about returning in 2011.

Wylie has coached primarily tight ends and the offensive line with the New York Jets (1990-91), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992-95), Cincinnati Bengals (1997-98), Chicago Bears (1999-2003) and Arizona Cardinals (2004).

College stops included Brown (1980-82), Holy Cross (1983-84), Ohio (1985- 87), Colorado State (1988-89), Cincinnati 1996 and Syracuse (2005-06).

Steve Wisniewski, the Raiders’ former Pro Bowl guard, was hired this week as the offensive line assistant.

The Raiders are also to finalizing a deal with Chuck Bresnahan as their linebackers coach, according to a league source.

Darren Perry, the Green Bay safeties coach, is on Oakland’s radar as a possibility for defensive coordinator, and has also been reported as a potential candidate in Philadelphia. Although his name hasn’t come up this year from what I’ve heard, another natural would be Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss, who has interviewed as a head coaching candidate with the Raiders in the past.

Candidates from the Packers and Steelers are off limits until after the Super Bowl, although it’s not unusual for teams to gauge interest from agents for the prospective hires.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • 30 year raider

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  • HayesDaze37

    new post

  • 30 year raider

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  • McRaider5150

    bcz24 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Not sure were you get your stats from, but payton had the lowest yrds per completion.
    I quote “This season, the Raiders didn’t live up to the tradition of their deep ball aerial game. Campbell’s completions traveled just 5.76 yards in the air each, making the Raiders’ first non-losing season in several years very much like their last AFC championship run with Rick Gannon under center.”

    5.76 yards per catch without YAC

    And were her is this coming from???

    Can I get Manning or some other QB’s yards per catch without yac???

  • McRaider5150

    And who do those other Qb’s have at WR??

  • McRaider5150

    Interesting stats for yards after catch for QB’s. There are many QB’s that benefits from YAC.