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NFL Network: Mornhinweg to talk with Raiders

The NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora is reporting Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Marty Mornhinweg will interview for the Raiders’ vacant head coaching job.

Add Mornhinweg’s name to an unconfirmed (by the Raiders) list that includes Denver Broncos coordinator Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen, New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. and Green Bay assistants Winston Moss, Dom Capers, Joe Philbin and possibly Tom Clements.

Oakland’s first reported candidate, Todd Bowles, is getting a second interview with the Dolphins, the NFL Network reported.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has kept a low profile throughout the search. According to the Denver Post, McKenzie will interview McCoy and Allen in Denver Wednesday. McCoy, according to ESPN, will have his second interview with the Miami Dolphins Thursday.

So far, the Raiders have showed no inclination to pursue a big-ticket head coach unless McKenzie has tested the waters through backchannels on coaches such as Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden.

It was never the style of Al Davis to pay huge bucks to coaches, and both Gruden and Cowher would like command the sort of five-year, $35 million deal Jeff Fisher got in St. Louis. McKenzie gets to make the call on the head coach, but Mark Davis gets to decide how much money to spend. Following the press conference announcing McKenzie’s hiring, Mark Davis said he hadn’t talked to McKenzie about a budget in terms of restructuring the personnel department, and, presumably, to hire a head coach.

If the Raiders are budget-conscious when going after a head coach, they’ll probably out of the mix for top-tier coordinators as well. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan went off the market Tuesday when he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons.

Mornhinweg has two years head coaching experience with the Detroit Lions in 2001-2002. The former 49ers offensive coordinator (1997-2000) was hired by Andy Reid in Philadelphia in 2003 and has been the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach since 2006. Both Reid and Mornhinweg were on Mike Holmgren’s staff with the Green Bay Packers when McKenzie was starting out in the personnel department.

In two years with the Lions, Mornhinweg was 5-27. Capers, the only other reported candidate with head coaching experience, was 18-46 with Carolina and Houston.

Curious to see if McKenzie is interested in Jack Del Rio, who grew up in Hayward as a Raiders fan and hasn’t been getting much of a sniff for current openings. Del Rio was 68-71 from 2002 through 2011 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Indianapolis Colts are also in the market for a head coach as of Tuesday, having fired Jim Caldwell.

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  • John Tweedy

    Raiderimmortal Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    Hard to ignore the racist on the sight.. But will do.. Just want to throw this out there for all to read. What makes you think you are better than anybody else? We are all humans in this world and are just living by the laws created by man. We are nobody to judge anybody because one day the almighty will judge you.. One nation!! And there is only one real nation we all know who that is.. Win loose or tie raider till I die!!

    I am not better than anybody because of my race, I am better because I do things right, work smart, and take care of ALL of my family and social responsibilities. My hygiene is much better too.

    Anyway I am not any other handle.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    No, Tweedy is Lefty. Look how fast Lefty jumped up and fought in “Tweedy’s” honor. Why else? And you’re undoubtedly somehow involved with this too, Hayez. You know what they say. Those who accuse…

  • Sumbouslitaspicarniously

    I honestly felt Hue was able to learn from his mistakes and grow as a coach. I don’t believe it was Reggie’s choice either. It was a upper decision. But I won’t complain anymore just wish the man the best at his new gig.

  • hwnrdr

    RaiderDogg Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    http://blog.sfgate.com/opinionshop/2012/01/17/should-49ers-fans-be-concerned-about-hooliganism/?tsp=1

    Just waiting for the local media to somehow make this an Oakland Raiders issue.

    And yet, they think its perfectly fine, but when they come to Oakland…they cry foul! SMH!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Hayez, I thought you were cool with Gruden? That you basically didn’t care. Didn’t you say that earlier? Why are you going on and on about him like a jilted lover?

  • hwnrdr

    Raiderimmortal Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    Hard to ignore the racist on the sight.. But will do.. Just want to throw this out there for all to read. What makes you think you are better than anybody else? We are all humans in this world and are just living by the laws created by man. We are nobody to judge anybody because one day the almighty will judge you.. One nation!! And there is only one real nation we all know who that is.. Win loose or tie raider till I die!!

    Amen brother!

  • lefty12

    Sullivan44 Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    I’m not a Niner fan but I’ll celebrate a niner conference title appearance with some frisco beats:
    ************************************
    Yes you are!

  • HayesDaze37

    MR troll — You are the most frequent race-baitor in here…even if you do change handles for some of your more vile stuff. You give yourself away by trying to “defend” another racist. You tough guy, you.

    MR = Tweedy = Racist Ray = …

  • weaselbit

    Agreed.
    Gruden never even made it to the show as a Raider.
    Had to coach a team somebody else built against the only team in the NFL whose playbook he had memorized.
    And he never returned.

    I’d be looking at Patriots assistant coaches.
    Got go with people who understand what it takes to win.

  • Sumbouslitaspicarniously

    There are some older photos of Hue as OC where he looked relaxed and photos of Hue as HC and he looks stressed. But like Cable he was what this needed to get back to relevance. Just hope we get a decent DC.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    skjensen Sean Jensen
    Raiders have requested permission to speak to Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice, according to two sources.
    ….

    Oh dear God, the names just keep getting worse

  • Silverandblack666

    List of teams that Gruden could be coaching right now if he wanted to coach again:

    Panthers

    Jaguars

    Raiders

    Tampa

    Cowboys

    Dolphins

    Titans

    Seahawks

    Rams

    Broncos

    Chiefs

    Browns

    Vikings

    Right now the Colts

    So when you look at all the opportunities he has had in the last few years to coach anyone of these teams one would have to think he is happy in the booth.

  • Seymour Bush

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    MR troll — You are the most frequent race-baitor in here…even if you do change handles for some of your more vile stuff. You give yourself away by trying to “defend” another racist. You tough guy, you.

    MR = Tweedy = Racist Ray = …
    ===============================================

    MR you have to admit that 99.9% of the time either right before or right after some POS racist starts posting, there you are.

  • HayesDaze37

    I mis-typed there, MR (too many cervezas a distinct possibility)…

    You give yourself away by trying to “take on” the racist, who uses the same exact type of racist statements you do to stir it up. Only one reason you would fight with that…to make it seem like you’re above it all.

    Well, we all know better than that, don’t we troll?

    Remember, MR — Just a week ago, when you were “arguing” with another of your handles, and got caught using the wrong handle in your reply…to yourself?! We all remember that too!

    Troll. Racist. Racist troll.

  • aig-raiders

    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs 30m

    Tribune reporting #Raiders have requested permission to interview #Bears OC Mike Tice for head-coaching job. trib.in/xZlwIT
    —————
    BigMac…please no Mike Tice or Martingwheg….

  • Just Fire Baby

    So Winston Moss had a gun issue when he was a player?

    Interesting.

    Probably not going to be as tough on Rolando as many in here thought.

  • space man spiff

    people around the league knows what wrong with the raiders. and been wrong for years. the penalties the lack of playing “team” football especially on the defensive side of the ball. last in the league in rush defense for years now.
    madden knows this ron wolf knows this even mark davis knows this by now reggie knows this. the organization has been hand-cuffed for man years. we’ve been a team with no organization. have to believe there will be structure coming to this organization. a foundation. without a foundation you’re just building on sand, waiting to be washed away, when it gets tough.
    like since the bronco game at home. detroit and san diego at home.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    THE RAIDERS AND THERE FANS R EASY TARGETS FOR LAZY MEDIA.A TALK SHOW HOST WHO DOES NOT WANT 2 PREPARE JUST OPENS WITH HOW THE TEAM AND FANBASE R A BUNH OF CRININALS,THEY GET CALL’S.PRINT AND TV,SAME WAY,THEY ALWAYS GET FEEDBACK.WITCH,I GUESS IS WHAT THEY WANT.

  • Just Fire Baby

    David Lee, 29 and 9, 65% from the floor.

    All-star

    Now that was the greatest trade in history!!!!

  • JB

    Is there anyone Reggie McKenzie is NOT going to interview. His short list befits his physical presence.

  • aig-raiders

    Yo JFB, Lee smoked it tonite. Dang, I’ve been on him all season long and he showed up big time tonite.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Lee is not a good 1-1 defender, but every other part of his game (durability, effort, passing, shooting, FT shooting, Rebounding, good hands) is well above average.

  • John Tweedy

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    MR troll — You are the most frequent race-baitor in here…even if you do change handles for some of your more vile stuff. You give yourself away by trying to “defend” another racist. You tough guy, you.

    MR = Tweedy = Racist Ray = …

    I only defend the defendable, those who live there lives the right way. Not in section 8 housing, selling crack, and robbing the innocent working folks.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    MIKE TICE WITH THAT DAMN PENCIL BEHIND HIS EAR.YIKES !!!

  • space man spiff

    rif…..reading is fundamental

  • Just Fire Baby

    Mike Tice, lol.

    McKenzie is getting usage out of the company AMEX card.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    DOUBLE YIKES !!!

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Well Reggie must be a genius.

    He is going out interviewing the WORST possible coaching candidates so when he finally hires Moss everyone will be happy.

  • raiderimmortal

    One nation!! Goodnight to all.. Time for work

  • eastoaklandraider

    Wow man what the hell have I gotten myself into coming to this blog where I thought we all had the same common goal to see the raiders win the bowl. We can arue til we are blue in the face about our team but all the racist people in here should be banned.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Like I said earlier Moss will be the HC GM is just interviewing all these guys so it can look like he wasn’t going with Moss all along.

  • Raider guy

    He is making his way to gb

  • Raiders for life

    Has McKenzie even set a formal interview up with Moss yet?

  • Raider guy

    That’s why he went on the road trip. He is gonna have four interviews in green bay and come back with an entire coaching staff in place.

  • Raider guy

    Does the fan excitement or buy in have any thing to do with a coaching search? It should. My patience with mike twice or Marty mornigwig would be pretty short.

  • Raidernationdave

    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    THE RAIDERS AND THERE FANS R EASY TARGETS FOR LAZY MEDIA.A TALK SHOW HOST WHO DOES NOT WANT 2 PREPARE JUST OPENS WITH HOW THE TEAM AND FANBASE R A BUNH OF CRININALS,THEY GET CALL’S.PRINT AND TV,SAME WAY,THEY ALWAYS GET FEEDBACK.WITCH,I GUESS IS WHAT THEY WANT.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Back away from the CAPS LOCK and mix in the space bar once in a while.

  • Raidernationdave

    wasbanned Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    skjensen Sean Jensen
    Raiders have requested permission to speak to Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice, according to two sources.
    ….

    Oh dear God, the names just keep getting worse

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We’re done if somehow Joe Bugel’s name is brought up.

  • Raider Riff

    If Raider fans were allowed to pick the HC….GRUDEN would get the job in a landslide.

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