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Raiders seek permission to interview coordinator of hot offense

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The Raiders have requested permission to speak with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, according to an ESPN report Sunday.
Linehan, 51, posted an 11-25 record as the St. Louis Rams coach from 2006-08. He got fired four games into his third season, just as Dennis Allen did with the Raiders this season.
Linehan is in his first season with the Cowboys, and he has received a lot of credit for turning the Cowboys offense into one of the league’s most explosive units.
Running back DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing, wide receiver Dez Bryant caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns and quarterback Tony Romo led the league with a 113.2 passer rating.
Overall, the Cowboys finished fifth in the league with an average of 29.2 points per game, a figure the Raiders didn’t reach even once in 16 games.
The Raiders already have interviewed Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini. Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio also are being targeted by the Raiders.

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Steve Corkran

  • M.Shorter

    Stop skipping leg day.

  • _Mista_

    I challenge your fooball comments.
    Sucks for you huh?
    You want to brush it aside like im trolling you about lotion.

    Fk you dummy.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    he does seem to fixate.

    he seems to be jealous of all of the fun you have had.

    emotional issues?

  • Raider_Riff

    I friendly reminder of who Mark really is. This article was true on so many levels. We didnt know it then. We should know it now.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-silver_oakland_raiders_hue_jackson_mark_davis_011112

    One day #Raiders fans will look back and wonder why any of us were so harsh on Al Davis. What a blessing it was to have a owner that cared.

    All Al Davis cared about was winning. The #Raiders werent some trust fund to him. No other fans other than the Yankees & Lakers got this. It’s extremely rare to have ownership that doesnt care about their profits.

    Maybe some can say that Mark Cuban fits the Al Davis mold. But point is, it’s so rare to have a owner that cares about winning above all.

    What we have now is anything but Al Davis. Mark is the Anti-Al in all the wrong ways. Mark has turned us into his personal trust fund. Mark Davis is the football equivalent of Donald Sterling and the 80s Clippers at this point.

  • _Mista_

    There you go. Dont ever doubt me.

  • Raider_Riff

    atrophy sucks dont it?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    you are an idiot.

  • The Machine

    Squats, lunges, dead lifts, hamstring curls, leg press, leg extensions, and run every day. You don’t get to come off the couch and play anything with no ill effects.

  • _Mista_

    LOL

  • Blackholepriest

    Maybe but I think matchups make fights. If the just had a qb so they did have to play so close to the vest on D.. I think think they have a Helluva team.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Al got old but definitely cared. Unlike Mark, he also had a clue.

  • _Mista_

    You were hoping he denied it so you could trash me.

    Didnt happen now Im an idiot….lol

    Thanks for playing!

  • M.Shorter

    But he cares…

  • The Machine

    Where did you see that? I hated that trade at the time, glad they did it from a Raiders perspective, but would have hated it if it was the Raiders making that trade.

  • marks hair

    So if the draft goes
    Qb
    Qb
    Ot
    Who’s your pick?

    I’m taking Williams

  • Raider_Riff

    No.

    He walked away because he could. $4m guaranteed was written into his deal.

    Old ownership knew they were selling. Everyone knew they were selling. It’s a VERY difficult situation to hire a coach in because they hate getting new employers. It’s just a tough environment for a HC and GM for that matter.

    So in order to hire a decent coach, they had to bait him with a ridiculous contract that allowed him to walk out and get paid if he didnt like the situation (the new owners/GM).

    Everything about Buffalo was pretty predictable when u think about it.

    And we should care because it’s likely the type of deal we will have to offer to any potential hire of worth (if they will even consider it here).

  • Chris in NY

    Interesting to see how the 2nd half plays out. Will Luck tear it up like he has in the 2nd half of games so many times before. Will the Bengals rushing attack grind down the Colts D late? Will the Bengals defenders get tired out chasing Luck? In many of these games, it comes down to a questionable officiating call/non-call, a dropped pass, a deep pass missed by inches. A FG that glances the upright and bounces in, not out. That sort of thing.

  • Raider_Riff

    Mark cares about profits.

  • Has Winston declared yet?
    I think he does something bizarre, like not declare then end up in the sup draft or even stay and say he wants to play baseball.
    He has 11 days to declare for the NFL draft.

  • M.Shorter

    And pornstars.

  • Blackholepriest

    Technically they’re not real games. Very lil scheming bad packaging doesn’t really compare because they don’t count. So coaches do things they normally would not.

  • marks hair

    I think his friends/agents will wake him up.

  • Raider_Riff

    So is Reggie.

    We wont go WR.

  • Blackholepriest

    And/or he was a serious nutcase.

  • Raider_Riff

    The longer he waits, the longer FSU has to fundraise for next year.

    That’s my theory. He’s just giving them a lil help for all theyve done for him.

  • Raideralex99

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter gives a good example of why Marrone was so frustrated with his lack of personnel power. According to Schefter, Marrone stormed out of the room after the team made the Sammy Watkins trade during the 2014 draft:
    Marrone was not in favor of Buffalo surrendering a future first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in a trade that did not involve a quarterback, sources said.

  • He has often said he went to FSU to be like his fellow two sport alum Deon, and wants to play both professionally.
    Staying an extra year allows him to begin that process.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    The example with WR was interesting that was the year after we took Jbustus instead of CJ. AD did not want to hear we needed a WR. Honestly Al was DOA post Gruden. Neither was very good.

    Silver loves Hue who arranged the a Palmer trade not my favorite source of info.

  • The Machine

    Just wait, an unconditioned body takes longer to really get sore. You are going to be hurting tomorrow, but wait till the next day, that is going to be worse. Stretch a lot, and suck it up. Take a quarter teaspoon of baking soda in some water and drink it, it will neutralize some of the lactic acid that is about to fck you.

  • Chris in NY

    Amari Cooper.

  • Nick Gancayco

    I wouldnt b 100% surprised with baseball route. Way more money to beade in baseball. And its 100% guaranteed. Thats huge. If you’re good enough to make big bucks in mlb u do it. And i hate baseball

  • marks hair

    he would probably be a better baseball player anyway.

  • Raiders for Life

    If Williams isn’t there I’m trading down and pick up White and another 2nd.

  • RaiderDebo

    This game is setting up perfectly for the 2nd half. Bengals get the ball 1st. Hue will perform surgery. Colts will keep passing and Bengals will force more turnovers. My bet is golden.

  • M.Shorter

    Fish oils and proteins, he’ll be good

  • Thec

    Williams all day, and twice on sunday….

  • Raider_Riff

    You can hate on the source all you want, but it’s childish.

    Truth be told, Silver was right and called all of this.

    Al wanted to give the keys to the franchise to Gruden. Gruden wouldnt take them. So Hue was the backup plan. Al just never got enough time to get Hue so ingrained in this org that Mark couldnt get rid of him.

  • Jake Locker blew it going to the NFL.
    He would have been a first round pick as a CF in baseball and COULD be working on a big 2nd contract now, instead of basically struggling to find a job in the NFL.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    He says he cares about the Nation in Oakland but is more than willing to move the team
    There is also the reality that he picked Reggie as the GM. Seems like someone who cared would interview more than one person for that job.

    If you care Mark, DO SOME FIK’N THING TO RIGHT THIS TEAM

  • J Hill

    He won’t be there, man.

    Not with only 1 QB coming out.

  • Thec

    He says he wants to focus on baseball….

  • J Hill

    The way some of you talk about Hue, AMAZING they only have 1 TD.

    SMH

  • Blackholepriest

    Hell yeah Big Cat would be a dominant 3tech

  • Raider_Riff

    And Locker was actually a decent QB.

    Winston isnt.

    If Winston is smart, he NEVER stops playing baseball. Even if he does get drafted into the NFL.

  • Stabler

    RIP Stuart Scott. Life is short.

  • Nick Gancayco

    Yea. Samarzdija gonna be cashing in pretty soon if he hasnt already. Never would have gotten that kina $ in the nfl

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    It’s just a three point difference.
    The biggest difference of all is that Indy has Luck.

  • The Shark will sign a 70+ million contract if he doesn’t blow out his arm next year.

  • Nick Gancayco

    He also doesnt have to worry about 300 lb. Men hitting hit every week if he is playing baseball

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Yea you want to root for him until you read the fanboy posts and you just get sick of it.