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Raiders without more than head coach right now; Tice scratched

By Steve Corkran
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl. He arrived there Monday, with eight scouts in tow and no coordinators or assistant coaches. For good reason: all effectively are out of work.
For now, at least. The Raiders removed the coaches page from their official website. That lends further credence to McKenzie’s stance that whoever he hires as the replacement for the fired Hue Jackson will be allowed to hire his own staff.
Given that, some, most or none of the coaches from Jackson’s staff will be back in 2012, even those whose contracts haven’t expired.
Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal already bolted, with Waufle going to the St. Louis Rams and Lal to the New York Jets in the same capacity they served the Raiders.
During his few days in Mobile, McKenzie intends to interview some prospective candidates for the Raiders head coaching vacancy.
His scheduled interview with Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice on Tuesday has been canceled, according to multiple reports from Chicago.
“I was disappointed I wasn’t able to complete the interview process,” Tice told ESPNChicago.com. “But let me say this: I’m very excited about the opportunity and the new position I have with the Bears. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. And I think there are some great reasons to be in Chicago.”

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  • Raiderbuck
  • luvmarvhub

    Question:

    I liked a lot of the trick plays we started seeing with Hue, although on occasion they weren’t executed by the players (the offsides one killed us).

    Do you think Hue designed those plays or Saunders?

  • YoungAmerican

    FormerlyGoodOle00 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    434.

    FormerlyGoodOle00 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 8:57 am
    Raider Nation Station Facebook:

    Raiders have identified Broncos DC Dennis Allen as the leading candidate to become their next HC. Raiders told other candidates they’re out.

    ===

    Dung Americun can bag all he wants but they’re faster than Steve lol!

    ———–

    I posted it here before RNS did. And I cited my source, whereas RNS plagiarized.

  • Thec07

    DMAC Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:39 am
    HC – Fangio

    OC – Saunders

    DC – Bowles

    ++++++++

    I can dig that…

    Would love to see whoever is hired keep Saunders… He is a stand up guy in my opinion, and could keep this O rolling. Only question is can he or is he willing to call the plays????

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    According to Schefter…I guess Dennis Allen it is…
    Anyways, he did do good for that Donkey D…kept them in a lot of games, like the Niner D…only question…who would his DC and OC be?
    Thec, DMAC…what’s up guys?

  • J Hill

    best rb on the ravens is Ricky Williams…

    ——————————————————

    Some cats on here seemed to think that Williams wouldn’t have been a good pickup for us last offseason.

    I’d take Lynch and Williams as my 2 main backs next year.

    Wouldn’t hesitate at all!

  • fingers

    Maybe Allen was out sick when the Donkeys Defense played the Bills …

  • FormerlyGoodOle00

    442. The knock on Taiwan wasn’t his dyslexia it was his inability to stay healthy.

    The injuries and under performance of WRs and TEs truncated the Raider attack as well allowing teams to key on Bush.

    BTW,Bush ran 30 times only TWICE in week 10 and 11 after that it was 24, 10,23, 18 and 19 times.

  • ghostraiders

    Like I said.. second interviews normally a good indication that you found your new hc… it normally works that way outside of the NFL too.. I think it will be Allen as well..

  • RaiderRockstar

    is Dennis Allen known around the league as a bright young defensive mind?

    is he a discipline guy or a players coach?

    a dummy like Cable or an egghead like Jackson?

    He’s been a coach in the NFL since 2002 and he’s working his way up the chain. Is he ready for HC though at 39 years old and only 1 year as Coordinator under his belt? I’ll be interested to know who “his guys” are for OC & DC

    If it’s Saunders for OC & Richard Smith for DC, color me NOT IMPRESSED!

  • Carl Weathers

    441.J Hill Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:37 am
    .PGutierrezCSN
    Plenty of @raiders​ coaches here @seniorbowl​ – Ross, Bresnahan, Skipper, Hunley, Saunders..

    @@@@@@@@@@@@

    Bresnahan??! BRESNAHAN?!? How the fvck is this guy still associated with this team?

  • ghostraiders

    458.. LOL. . Ouch.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • dking

    Second interview didn’t quite work out so well for McCoy!!!

  • luvmarvhub

    #416,

    While I hate him when he shreds our defense, I have always thought Philip Rivers a classy individual, and have, in years past, wished he were our qb. I LIKE his passion, both on and off the field.

  • luvmarvhub

    Perhaps Allen got the inside track in his interview because having faced us twice, he was able to offer Reggie a very astute assessment of our defensive strengths and weaknesses, not just regarding scheme, but regarding “talent.”

    I have always felt that the media gave Davis too much credit for assessment of talent while scorning his meddling, and I do believe their assessments became rote:”Ohhh, the Raiders–sooooo much talent, soooo little achievement.”

    Give me defensive backs that look back at the ball before you talk to me about talent.

  • luvmarvhub

    Oh, yeah, and not for many years have we had more than adequate talent on the offensive line. Finally, this year, with Wiz and Veldeer, we have 2/5ths of what we need.

  • luvmarvhub

    #464,

    Where’s the “new post”?

  • vshape

    Raiders for life Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    Why does everyone assume that when McKenzie said “I want to bring in my own guy” that he already had someone in mind for the HC job?


    1. part of the reason is that he stated in his first press release as gm that he has a “short list of candidates”.
    that’s a big reason why. that comment alone lead fans to believe that he had a clear idea of who he wanted to bring in.

    on a side note: seems sensible that you don’t fire a guy without have a good idea of who will be (better than him) to replace him.

    in truth, as far as most can see, the list seems to continues to grow on a daily basis with no ryhme or reason.
    V

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