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Skipper coming back, Manusky interviewed

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Fox Sports is reporting that new Raiders coach Dennis Allen has decided to retain running backs coach Kelly Skipper and that he interviewed Greg Manusky for the defensive coordinator position held by Chuck Bresnahan last season.
Skipper has been with the Raiders the past five seasons. He coached tight ends in 2007-08, running backs the past three seasons.
Manusky, 44, has spent 11 seasons coaching in the NFL. He was the San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator last season, until he was dismissed by head coach Norv Turner at season’s end.
Before that, Manusky was the defensive coordinator for the 49ers from 2007-10 and coached linebackers for the Chargers (2002-06) and Washington Redskins (2001).
In summary, Greg Knapp has replaced Al Saunders as the offensive coordinator, Skipper is back as the running backs coach, defensive line coach Mike Waufle and special teams coach John Fassel signed with the St. Louis Rams and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal went to the New York Jets.
Allen and the Raiders have not confirmed any coaching moves yet.

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    LOL
    You are a nice guy.

  • DMAC

    Hey O
    You live in the LA area?

  • hwnrdr

    If Allen is getting denied by Dallas for a ST coach…did he settle on hiring Manusky? Or is he just calling around tryna fill his staff?

  • RaidO

    I agree that the raiders should not build the o around dmac. That is one of the main things that got them into trouble this season. The raiders main o force should be a potent passing attack. That is what wins super bowls. Not a run heavy o which is what knapp likes to run. Run. Run. Pass. Punt. Seems now a days you can get by with a mediocore run game. Its a pass happy league qb’s are breaking passing records.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    I’ll be watching Knapp like a hawk!
    LOL

  • RedneckRaider

    Hwnrdr Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:09 am
    If Allen is getting denied by Dallas for a ST coach…did he settle on hiring Manusky? Or is he just calling around tryna fill his staff?

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

    My guess, he was looking for a ST coach to replace Fassel and trying to sweeten the deal by offering an assistant HC title to an old friend with HC aspirations himself.

  • J Hill

    Vick was a one man show in ATL who had yet to develop a consistant passing game.

    I just think I could coach our offense with the weapons that are present. Don’t see it being that difficult.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    San Diego bro.

  • RedneckRaider

    Full disclosure: I’m an AR Razorback fan… I want Mcfadden to retire a Raider.

  • DMAC

    J
    738???

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:12 am

    DMAC,

    San Diego bro.
    =========

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  • RaiderRockstar

    O,

    blind support ???

    I’ve posted my reasons many times in many ways to many different semi pros. People are gonna beleive what they want to beleive

    don’t think my opinions are crap just because you don’t agree with them. for all you know, I could be right!

    You’re basing your opinions on Knapp from 2009. If you’re basing them off his previous OC stint in Oakland well frankly, you’re an idiot

  • J Hill

    We didn’t have enough talent on the D?

    —————————————————–

    Nope!

    Secondary was depleted all year due to injuries.

    Groves started at OLB half the season.

    CJ37 and Huff healthy all year = playoff defense.

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  • DMAC

    No Mas Diamante Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:16 am

    DMAC when it comes to insurance I look for the company with the best commercials. Geico lost me when they went away from the cave man. These days I favor the magically appearing state farm agent who shows up after you sing that little jingle.
    There’s some sound financial advice for you.
    ========

    Thanx bro

  • No Mas Diamante

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