The Raiders search for a head coach should heat up this week, courtesy of the New York Giants.
When the Giants beat the Green Bay Packers 37-20 Sunday at Lambeau Field, Packers assistant coaches Winston Moss, Joe Philbin, Dom Capers and Tom Clements became available for head coaching interviews.
All have been reported as potential Raiders candidates and had a working relationship with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay.
McKenzie worked in the Packers personnel department for 18 years before being introduced Tuesday as the general manager of the Raiders.
Moss has the title of assistant head coach and also coaches linebackers. Philbin is Green Bay’s offensive coordinator, Capers is the defensive coordinator and Clements is the quarterbacks coach.
Philbin, who rejoined the Packers less than a week after the death of his 21-year-old son in a drowning accident in Wisconsin, is also a reportedly a candidate for the head coaching job in Miami.
On the CBS pregame show, analyst Charley Casserly reported the Raiders were hoping for a “quick decision’’ in naming a replacement for Hue Jackson, who was fired by McKenzie.
The only reported candidate so far is Todd Bowles, who finished as Miami’s interim head coach and has interviewed for the head coaching job there.
The Raiders have not confirmed any head coaching interviews or coaches of interest in the process. McKenzie said at the press conference announcing his hiring he would lean heavily on the Green Bay model while reorganizing the football operation in Oakland.