Mark Davis flies to another state for interview with coaching candidate


Raiders owner Mark Davis interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio on Sunday, according to the Denver Post.
Davis met with Del Rio in Denver, where Del Rio and the Broncos are preparing for their first playoff game. The Post cited two unnamed sources.
There was a rush for Davis to get to Del Rio before Sunday night because of league rules that prohibit candidates from teams still in the playoffs from being interviewed again until their teams’ seasons is over or during the bye week between the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl.
Del Rio, 51, posted a 68-71 record in nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-11. He has been the Broncos defensive coordinator the past three seasons.
Coincidentally, Del Rio got hired by the Broncos as a result of the Raiders hiring Dennis Allen to be their head coach in 2012. Allen was fired after the Raiders went 8-28 in his two-plus seasons.
Del Rio joins Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the only candidates known to have interviewed so far.
The Raiders reportedly are interested in meeting with interim coach Tony Sparano, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton
Bowles now is free to meet with the Raiders, and be hired, without any time constraints, given the Cardinals got knocked out of the playoffs this weekend.


Steve Corkran

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Confirmed by Rapaport and others… Still schocked.

  • GreatWhiteRaider

    I think the Rams with a billionaire owner and a legacy/history in LA could pull it off, but the parametres for the Raiders would be completely different.
    Unscientific observation and I hope it doesn’t come across the wrong way, just simply my personal observations. I was in LA at the end of September to see Dodgers-Giants and again over Christmas visiting various spots between LA and SD….
    Anyways, from overhearing conversations in public….if you’re DNA can be traced to north-western Europe….you want nothing to do with the Raiders in LA. If you’re Hispanic….the Raiders moving back to LA will be the greatest day of your life and you can’t wait.
    Not to sound demographically insensitive, but I was blown away at the divide I experienced.

  • DutchRaid

    Yes, Reggie didn’t make any of the decions it was all MARK DAVIS! Now your Universe is back to normal…

  • tuckrulefool

    Figures we are interested….guys like Desean jackson we take a pass on tho….V(igorously)SMH


    you mean those two chubby’s

  • funnyfalcon

    So far this is a fact. One of the few I can attribute to you.