Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Friday there some changes in terms of responsibility on his coaching staff, but declined comment on whether he could conceivably lose a coach to the Raiders.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said Thursday he was still considering coaches outside the organization for the still-vacant position of defensive coordinator, and two names of interest have been Packers assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss and defensive backs coach Darren Perry.
Asked if the Raiders had expressed interest in either man, McCarthy said, “I’m not going to comment on speculation. Our coaching staff is intact and I’m glad for it.”
Jackson has already been blocked in an attempt to speak with Jets defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman about the position. Green Bay has blocked candidates in the past, most notably a chance for quarterbacks coach Tom Clements to interview with the Bears to become offensive coordinator.
Moss would seemingly be the more likely candidate than Perry because he would be more willing to come to a team that already has a defense and a set philosophy in place for a chance to become a coordinator. He has interviewed with Al Davis before and spoke glowingly of the owner and his roots as a Raiders player.
ROUTT MAKES IT OFFICIAL, RAIDERS STILL WAITING
UPDATE: The Raiders have announced the signing of Routt on Raiders.com
Still no confirmation from the Raiders on the signing of Stanford Routt, but the cornerback took it upon himself to make the announcement through a publicist.
Routt even confirmed the financial package _ $31.5 million over there years with $20 million guaranteed.
“It’s a great feeling to go back to a place you’re familiar with and not have to deal with the unkowns and uncertainties,” Routt said of his extension. “But the work has just begun; we have a tough schedule this year. My parents always taught me `finish what you start.’ ”