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Report: GM says coach could be hired by Saturday

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said upon arrival in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl he could have a head coach in place by the end of the week.

“It could happen by Saturday,’’ McKenzie told CSN-Bay Area.

McKenzie did not confirm or deny any candidates reported by various media outlets. Regarding an NFL Network report that an interview with Packers assistant Winston Moss did not go well, McKenzie said, “That’s far from the truth.’’

Among the candidates who McKenzie has reportedly either talked to or plans to talk to include Miami interim coach (since replaced by Joe Philbin) Todd Bowles, Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Philadelphia assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Chicago offensive coordinator Mike Tice.

Eight scouts made the trip to Mobile to evaluate talent, McKenzie said. He said he is still evaluating the current staff and “I’m not in a hurry to hire and fire, at all.’’

Current coaches, those under contract and those whose contracts have expired, will be retained or dismissed at the discretion of the new head coach, McKenzie said.

Two assistants have already found other jobs _ defensive line coach Mike Waufle (St. Louis Rams) and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal (New York Jets).

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  • bcz24

    Looks like he might be coming down here to Phoenix, as the Cardinals QB coach. Dude can’t even get an OC job.
    ******************
    If he turns Kolb into a viable starter down there, he will get OC or HC consideration next year. Fired coaches NEVER get interviewed for a HC position the same year they were fired. Just doesn’t happen.

  • raidertay

    Interesting take on Marty Mornhinweg. Maybe McKenzie is on to something.

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2012/1/21/2723928/is-marty-mornhinweg-the-next-great-head-coach

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    Imaquaman Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:21 am
    anyone know why marty snottinhimer hates the raiders so much
    ——
    Al Davis ran over his dog.

  • RedneckRaider

    RaiderDuck Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:19 am
    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:17 am

    So what does the seven second pause mean? Was he regurgitating his 1st class airline food and didn’t want to verp on the reporter or did they actually try and contact him?

    Q: A lot of names out there so far — Bowles, Moss, Allen, Mornhingweg. But let me throw another name out at you…Jon Gruden?

    A: (Smiles and pauses for seven seconds) I’m going to just laugh. You can put ‘giggle.’ (Laughs again).

    ==============================================

    In other words, no. Jon Gruden is not coming here. So everybody chill out.

    **********************************************

    OR

    In other words, “Hahaha, I’ve got a big suprise in store for you all. You’re going to !@#$ yourselves when I bring in Gruden!”

    HC: Gruden
    OC: Mornhinweg /Saunders
    DC: Bowles / Allen

    :::Drool:::

  • DMAC

    Morning/afternoon peoples!

    What a beautiful morning after a Whiner lost.

    They can finally shut their trap.

    Whiner fans upset after the lost……….

    Priceless!

  • Rdrllldubk

    Ya he just got gobbled up by all those teams didnt he.

    They had to wait in line to interview him…

    —————————————————-

    That’s just the good ole boy system in the league. You mean to tell me that your gettin excited for the chance at Marty, capers, tice, or some LB coach from a crappy D? I’m not!!!

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    bcz24 Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Looks like he might be coming down here to Phoenix, as the Cardinals QB coach. Dude can’t even get an OC job.
    ******************
    If he turns Kolb into a viable starter down there, he will get OC or HC consideration next year. Fired coaches NEVER get interviewed for a HC position the same year they were fired. Just doesn’t happen.

    =======================================

    Actually, it’s happened several times.

  • The Big Banana

    Fired coaches NEVER get interviewed for a HC position the same year they were fired. Just doesn’t happen.

    ———————————

    Jeff Fisher? Or does he not count because he and the team “mutually agreed to part ways”?

  • imaquaman

    50 werent they saying they hadnt interviewed moss yesterday,or moss said that .now they are confirming ?shefter is saying i told so ,i told you so ,see i can report (although that hasnt been confirmed yet)

  • hwnrdr

    55.DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Morning/afternoon peoples!

    What a beautiful morning after a Whiner lost.

    They can finally shut their trap.

    Whiner fans upset after the lost……….

    Priceless!

    What’s up DMAC…I know huh?!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Dennis Allen (born September 22, 1972) is the Defensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

    Allen previously coached for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tulsa University and his alma mater, Texas A&M University. His father Grady Allen was also a standout linebacker for the Aggies and later in the NFL for the Falcons. Dennis and his wife, Alisson, have a son, Garrison and a daughter, Layla.[not verified in body]

    Allen is known for his aggressive “bend but don’t break” defensive play calling that gives up a lot of yards, but also forces many sacks and turnovers. In 2009 in New Orleans, the Saints ranked 3rd in interceptions despite giving up 321 yards per game.[1] Allen’s Broncos are currently in the bottom half of yards allowed, ranked 23rd, but are 5th in the league in sacks.[2

  • DMAC

    Over the weekend I’ve finally come to a conclusion on why Reggie hasn’t hired anyone yet.

    I guess Reggie is going w/ Al’s guy.

    Gilbride.

    We might have to wait 2 more weeks.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Eight scouts made the trip to Mobile to evaluate talent, McKenzie said. He said he is still evaluating the current staff and “I’m not in a hurry to hire and fire, at all.’’

    ***

    so the scouting dept hasn’t changed?

    because they are still under contract or they’re working for free?

    are we back to 1 man running the entire show?

  • R8drinOK

    Imaquaman Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:21 am
    anyone know why marty snottinhimer hates the raiders so much
    *****************************

    I think it goes back to when the Raiders beat the Browns in the 1980 playoffs…I believe farty was on the browns staff. Doesn’t matter anyway the guys a loser..never can win a playoff game..do not need him as our coach!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    53.Albert Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Imaquaman Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:21 am
    anyone know why marty snottinhimer hates the raiders so much
    ——
    Al Davis ran over his dog.
    ——————————————-
    Wasnt so much that he ran over his dog. It’s the fact he back up and ran it over again and again and agina….

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    R8drinOK Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Imaquaman Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:21 am
    anyone know why marty snottinhimer hates the raiders so much
    *****************************

    I think it goes back to when the Raiders beat the Browns in the 1980 playoffs…I believe farty was on the browns staff. Doesn’t matter anyway the guys a loser..never can win a playoff game..do not need him as our coach!
    ——–
    That is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. I think only Marty knows the answer to that question. He has a special hatred for Al Davis. Maybe Al told him to shine his shoes.

  • hwnrdr

    62.DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:27 am
    Over the weekend I’ve finally come to a conclusion on why Reggie hasn’t hired anyone yet.

    I guess Reggie is going w/ Al’s guy.

    Gilbride.

    We might have to wait 2 more weeks.

    No, I rather have Fewell than him…

  • John Tweedy

    Albert Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:02 am
    somewhere Dakota just threw a schuck of corn thru his television!

    Somewhere in Oakland Method just threw his Crack Pipe, and some Popeyes Fried Chicken bones at his stolen TV.
    ——–
    That is classic Mr. Tweedy. You are a funny guy.

    You think Mr. And I are the same because Method is a typical Street Nigg a?

    Real Talk Bruh Bruh iz ain’t no mr ya dig G

  • DMAC

    Hwnrdr,

    Fewell?
    Don’t know that dude

  • R8drinOK

    http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/FBN-RAVENS-PAGANO_7079130/FBN-RAVENS-PAGANO_7079130/

    Great article on Pagano…still think this guy would make a great HC. I know when he left us he said “Two years was enough” referring to working under Al. Maybe Reggie can convince him things are changing…a new era.

  • hwnrdr

    69.DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Hwnrdr,

    Fewell?
    Don’t know that dude

    The Giants DC

  • DeuceDeuce

    PERRY FEWELL!!….

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Props to the Raider fan that called KNBR around 630am and told Mac & Murph they suck.

    Murph goes on a name calling tirade after the call like a 12 yr old #pathetic

    Fk the 9ers and KNBR!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    72.DeuceDeuce Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:39 am
    PERRY FEWELL!!….
    ————————————
    Isnt he a minister? Should be on the Bronco’s staff Tebowing.

  • DMAC

    If Reggie wants to make a splash. I have a suggestion.

    Bring in Vick Fangio and Pagano for a HC interview.

  • R8drinOK

    I think it goes back to when the Raiders beat the Browns in the 1980 playoffs…I believe farty was on the browns staff. Doesn’t matter anyway the guys a loser..never can win a playoff game..do not need him as our coach!
    ——–
    That is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. I think only Marty knows the answer to that question. He has a special hatred for Al Davis. Maybe Al told him to shine his shoes.
    **************

    I agree Albert..I personally can’t stand the guy. Did anyone see the NFL films shot of him hyping up the chargers as HC in pregame…Let’s get the GLEAM men! Go get the GLEAM! What a retard!

  • Chris in NY

    bcz24 Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Looks like he might be coming down here to Phoenix, as the Cardinals QB coach. Dude can’t even get an OC job.
    ******************
    If he turns Kolb into a viable starter down there, he will get OC or HC consideration next year. Fired coaches NEVER get interviewed for a HC position the same year they were fired. Just doesn’t happen.

    ——————————————

    True. For his sake though he’d probably be better off if he can get an OC job. Baltimore may be interested with Cam Cameron rumored to be on the outs there.

    I think as a position coach you’re largely limited by the talent at the position. Not so much with something like o-line where you’re basically coordinating a team within a team, but as a QB coach the outcome is probably at least 90% on the player in most cases.

  • hwnrdr

    75.DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:41 am
    If Reggie wants to make a splash. I have a suggestion.

    Bring in Vick Fangio and Pagano for a HC interview.

    I say why not? LOL…that would be a big splash!

  • DMAC

    HC – Fangio

    OC – Saunders

    DC – Shaw

  • Chris in NY

    I think they should give Fangio a look. He was named National Asst. Coach of the Year at Stanford last year and look at how the Niners D performed this season right through yesterday’s game where without a couple of fumbled punts they’d be in the Super Bowl right now thanks to their D.

    Sad to see Hue go, as most of you well know. But two vet, respected coaches like Fangio as HC leading the D and Saunders as OC leading the offense. I could live with that while keeping the roster on offense in tact.

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    John Tweedy Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Albert Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:02 am
    somewhere Dakota just threw a schuck of corn thru his television!

    Somewhere in Oakland Method just threw his Crack Pipe, and some Popeyes Fried Chicken bones at his stolen TV.
    ——–
    That is classic Mr. Tweedy. You are a funny guy.

    You think Mr. And I are the same because Method is a typical Street Nigg a?

    Real Talk Bruh Bruh iz ain’t no mr ya dig G
    ——-
    I know you aint MR. People accuse me of the same sh*t. There are a lot of paranoid dudes on this blog.

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    From PFT:

    After Bayless tried to provoke Suggs into going on a rant that the Patriots got some “home cooking” from the officials, Suggs wouldn’t bite in this clip on BlackSportsOnline.com.

    “Stop that. I know what you’re doing,” Suggs said. “Once again, stop it. Be an analyst. Don’t be a douchebag. You know what I meant.”

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Revised Prediction:

    Head Coach: Dennis Allen
    Offensive Coordinator: Al Saunders
    Defensive Coordinator: Richard Smith

  • bcz24

    Jeff Fisher? Or does he not count because he and the team “mutually agreed to part ways”?
    ***************
    Fisher didn’t coach in 2011.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    bcz24 Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Jeff Fisher? Or does he not count because he and the team “mutually agreed to part ways”?
    ***************
    Fisher didn’t coach in 2011.

    ==========================================

    The most recent example of a coach getting canned and then immediately being hired on by another team as HC would be Eric Mangini, but there have been others as well.

  • raider81

    Dennis Allen does not sound like a bad guy..well spoken.
    http://www.denverbroncos.com/multimedia/videos/Catching-up-with-Dennis-Allen/860882eb-9ec9-4e5f-ad34-9faa843fb98f

    Head Coach material? Maybe/Maybe not..but coaching under Sean Payton and Wade Phillips on Defense is not bad. (take the guy from Denver would be a plus, all things being equal)

  • RaiderRockstar

    Chuck Pagano is WAY overrated.

    Ngata, Lewis, Suggs & Reed make that dude look better than he is.

    that Defense was awesome before Chuck got there and it would be fine next year if he bolted for Oakland

  • DMAC

    or

    HC – Vangio

    OC – Saunders

    DC – Bowles

  • hwnrdr

    87.RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Chuck Pagano is WAY overrated.

    Ngata, Lewis, Suggs & Reed make that dude look better than he is.

    that Defense was awesome before Chuck got there and it would be fine next year if he bolted for Oakland

    I hope so because his brother joined Norv in SD

  • cfrylopez

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2012/01/should-mark-davis-move-the-oakland-raiders-back-to-la-poll.html

    Vote NO! Vote NO in LA Times Poll asking if the OAKLAND Raiders should move to LA

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    “THATS FAR FROM THE TRUTH” SAY’S MCKENZIE ON THE MOSS RUMOR.TAKING LESSON’S FROM JOHN HERRERA I GUESS..

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    My only problem with Allen is he is a visor guy.

  • Raidernationdave

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Carl Weathers Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am
    DeuceDeuce Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:08 am
    Rdrllldubk Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:07 am
    The best coach available we already had, and fired him. All we can hope for is major improvement on D. Cause I can see the O takin a step back…

    —-

    Ya he just got gobbled up by all those teams didnt he.

    They had to wait in line to interview him…

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

    If Hue doesn’t get picked up by any NFL teams he can always get into politics.

    —-

    Or used car sales.

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

    Please do not insult my profession. Thank you. That is all. Carry on.

  • aig-raiders

    That was an awesome halftime adjustment by the Niners D. I want Vic Fangio as our HC. They stopped Eli cold in the 2nd half and OT.

  • DMAC

    Pick up the phone Reggie.
    Fangio is expecting a call for the HC vacancy.

  • hwnrdr

    94.aig-raiders Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 10:02 am
    That was an awesome halftime adjustment by the Niners D. I want Vic Fangio as our HC. They stopped Eli cold in the 2nd half and OT.

    Yes they did! Until tha fumble…their D gave up “running” plays…

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Pick up the phone Reggie.
    Fangio is expecting a call for the HC vacancy.

    ======================================

    What’s this sudden obsession with Fangio?

  • bcz24

    87.RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Chuck Pagano is WAY overrated.

    Ngata, Lewis, Suggs & Reed make that dude look better than he is.

    that Defense was awesome before Chuck got there and it would be fine next year if he bolted for Oakland
    *************************
    That doesn’t mean he is over-rated.

  • DMAC

    RaiderDuck Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 10:05 am

    DMAC Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Pick up the phone Reggie.
    Fangio is expecting a call for the HC vacancy.

    ======================================

    What’s this sudden obsession with Fangio?
    ========

    Why not?
    Looks who’s he’s been interviewing.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    92.

    Yeah i hate visor guys. Were a fricken hat!