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Tice interview set for Tuesday; McCoy a finalist in Miami

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 1:52 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is supposed to interview for the Raiders head coaching vacancy in Denver today with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. If so, it might not mean much.
McCoy reportedly is one of three finalists for the Miami Dolphins coaching vacancy. One of the others is Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles, who interviewed with McKenzie at the start of this process.
In other news, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice is scheduled to interview with McKenzie on Tuesday about the vacancy created by the firing of Hue Jackson on Jan. 10.
As for the Raiders assistant coaches, those under contract now are free to seek employment elsewhere, given the Raiders didn’t notify them Tuesday if they are going to be kept around.
League rules specify that coaches under contract are to be notified by the third Tuesday after the regular season ends if they aren’t going to be kept around or might be terminated.
McKenzie said that he will let the head coach make the determination on which coaches are asked back. Given the Raiders don’t have a head coach, no decision has been made.
No word yet on whether McKenzie has set up an interview with Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss.
Moss is thought to be a favorite for the job, based upon his strong relationship with McKenzie, as well as the fact that McKenzie has told people in the past that he intended to hire Moss as his head coach if he ever got in a position to make such a call.

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  • djohnnyg

    I’m willing to wait and see what happens before passing judgement, but Reggie has done nothing to impress me thus far.

    Firing an 8-8 HC who didn’t stand a chance with that POS defense AND coordinator (who he had no say in hiring), and then bringing in guys like Morninwheg and Mike Tice doesn’t do anything to get excited.

    The only positive we have to go on is Ron Wolf and Madden recommended him, and that he worked for GB.

  • al d. davis

    Beach #300:

    The 49′er conversion is nothing short of breathtaking; I hope ours goes as well and as quickly.

    As far as NY beating SF on Sunday: I feel a NY win is doubtful. The reason is, the Giants were beneficiaries of a GB team who suffered from a 1st seed 2 week layoff and came in flat, lazy and unmotivated. Also, McKenzie’s prospecting of exec’s and sub-coaches had to have been unnerving to the players.

    As I watched the game it seemed to me that GB beat itself and handed a victory to NY that it did not truly earn.

    We’ll see …..

  • DKnight007

    Seymour Bush Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    DeuceDeuce Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Oh and my 3 FA Wish List :

    Mario Williams

    Carl Nicks

    Corteland Finnegan

    ^^^^^^^
    All of those would be great pickups here.

    Mario is not coming here, but Nicks and Finnegan might.

  • DKnight007

    # djohnnyg Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I’m willing to wait and see what happens before passing judgement, but Reggie has done nothing to impress me thus far.

    Firing an 8-8 HC who didn’t stand a chance with that POS defense AND coordinator (who he had no say in hiring), and then bringing in guys like Morninwheg and Mike Tice doesn’t do anything to get excited.

    The only positive we have to go on is Ron Wolf and Madden recommended him, and that he worked for GB.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Agreed. It’s wait and see mode now.

    The hiring of this next coach is going to be critical.

    It will either be 3 years of building a true winner or it will be a waste of time for 3 years and set this team back…again.

  • DKnight007

    # The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Any word on why McCoy declined to interview with us?

    ^^^^^^^^
    Cause he is either going to be hired by Miami or he knows he doesn’t want to work for a division rival.

  • DKnight007

    Here it is regarding McCoy declining Raider interview:

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2012/01/mccoy-believes-himself-the-leading-candidate.html

    Good if he declined!

    I don’t want an overrated reach of a head coach prospect and an orange pony coaching the Raiders!

  • al d. davis

    DKnight007 #306:

    If not McCoy, how about Philbin then ? I am not thrilled however that the Raiders may become GB West Coast.

    Saw them lose last Sunday and wasn’t too impressed.

  • DKnight007

    Al D.

    I’m not a fan of Philbin either. Condolences to his families loss also.

    However, he doesn’t seem like a legit head coach and a leader of men. Another guy piggy backing off of McCarthys play calling.

  • ghostraiders

    294… what’s wrong with You bro.. so you’re actually comparing al davis to the scumbags of the last century..
    Who was the last Guy al davis sent to the gas chamber?? Who did he kill or murder?? How would You like it if someone said they wanted your father, mother, friend etc to die..?? Don’t you get it?? Its his team.. you have the right to move on and cheer for another team.. he made mistakes.. yea.. but you mean to tell me your better off as a Raiders fan that he’s dead?? And your happy because it means more team wins.. listen to yourself man.. its really sad!!.. the Guy blew it as an owner his last years… but with your attitude.. do you think you deserve having a Superbowl champion Raiders team.. ?? I sure don’t. . Not with your backward thinking..

  • irmoscraider

    Something over 40 years in the making can not be solve in 2 weeks. This is new territory given we had only one person virtually making all the decisions! Glad some of you are not part of the decision making process. We will have our coach and staff in place in due time. Be part of the solution, not the damn problem!!

  • stevenTyler

    Big Mac is getting the scouting repprt from his staff and green bays because he is about to take some coaches from them….along with their scouting for the senior bowls

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  • cwicker

    tice? seriously? bowles? seriosly? mccoy? seriously? its a bad time to be looking for a head coach, mabee chubby checkers and his “great eye for talent” should coach the team. mccoy? seriously?