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McKenzie interviews offensive coordinator of playoff team for Raiders coaching vacancy

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Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was in Indianapolis over the weekend so that he could interview Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, according to an ESPN report.
McKenzie had to trek to Indianapolis if he wanted to meet with Hamilton face to face because the Colts hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Playoffs wild-card game Sunday.
While McKenzie interviewed Hamilton, who left Stanford for the Colts job in 2013, owner Mark Davis reportedly interviewed long-time NFL head coach Mike Shanahan about the prospect of becoming the Raiders next coach.
Hamilton has been the Colts offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He spent three seasons with Stanford as its offensive coordinator and/or quarterbacks, wide receivers coach from 2010-12, when he worked under Jim Harbaugh and then David Shaw.
Hamilton also coached seven years in the NFL with the Jets (2003-05), 49ers (2006) and Chicago Bears (2007-09).
Hamilton also has received interest from other teams with head coaching vacancies, including the Buffalo Bills.
By interviewing Hamilton, the Raiders fulfilled the requirement of the league’s so-called Rooney Rule, which mandates that teams with coaching vacancies interview at least one minority candidate.
The Raiders now are free to hire Hamilton or any other candidate as their head coach.
For now, Tony Sparano remains the coach. He replaced Dennis Allen four games into last season after the Raiders started 0-4. Sparano has said that he wants the full-time job “very, very badly.” He said that he expected to interview at some point.
The Raiders already have interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio in addition to Shanahan and Hamilton.

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  • The Friendliest Alex7

    young generation only knows him from the Redskins playoff game, sadly.

  • FourMoreYears

    Hopefully he’ll draft Amari Cooper to make up for it.

  • Guest123

    I find the idea disgusting in a scratch your balls and smell them kinda way.

  • M.Shorter

    Agreed. Still don’t want him though IMHO.

  • irjonny

    after a couple back and forths……i think i’m sold on Del Rio

  • RTF916

    August 30th.

  • SlvrnBlck478

    Me too. Would of never expected Shanahan to take time to interview with us.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    hire scott mcloughan

  • Morilla_00

    It’s going to be him. No doubt about it. It’s happening.

  • The Friendliest Alex7

    you’d definitely be thinking about filling your staff before other HCs gobble up those coordinators.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Shanahan is probably interviewing just so he can turn the job down if Mark offers it to him.

    He’s still pizzed at Al because he says Al still owes him money

  • Goldie7

    PlunkforHOF • 6 minutes ago

    Pick the day our next head coach is introduced contest

    909RaiderLifer- Feb 3
    1960 Autumnwind- Jan 16
    Autumn Thunderstorm- January 5th day after Arizona is eliminated and Bowles is hired.
    Dakota – Feb 29
    Dan 78 – Jan 13
    Florida Pete – January 5th
    FourMoreYears – February 18
    Goldie7- February 3, 2015.
    IV Raider- January 9th
    JV. – January 12th
    maloso 62 Feb 14
    OldCharon – Feb 6th
    Orthodoxdj April 1st
    PlunkforHOF – Jan 19
    Plunkhead – Feb 8th
    Raiderfanmikep – Oct 15
    r8ercain – Jan 15
    r8rdiehard – Jan 23
    RaYdAFoELyPh – Mar 10
    RAY – NJ Jan. 9th
    Rick Worth Jan. 10.
    SaintKaufman – Jan. 27
    Scooboy-Jan 30
    The JFB – Jan 3rd
    tuckrulefool January 22
    WhateverSMH – Jan 7
    WILLY91137 January 11

  • Guest123

    this blog giving me the heebee jeebees today, damm

  • RTF916

    It’s like a super model meeting with me to tell me that I don’t have a chance. It’s like, she met me at McDonalds!

  • irjonny

    i think you’re right…..head coach experience, did not circle the drain after being let go by jags. lots of respect around the league. could be worse

  • The Friendliest Alex7

    Mark: “Shanny, baby, no worries, we’ll lump that owed money into your new contract. Just win, baby!”

  • PARaider

    I agree. Del Rio seems like an emotional dude……a lot to be said for coaching your childhood team

  • FourMoreYears

    Changed my mind

    ————————————

    Pick the day our next head coach is introduced contest

    909RaiderLifer- Feb 3
    1960 Autumnwind- Jan 16
    Autumn Thunderstorm- January 5th day after Arizona is eliminated and Bowles is hired.
    Dakota – Feb 29
    Dan 78 – Jan 13
    Florida Pete – January 5th
    FourMoreYears – January 15th
    Goldie7- February 3, 2015.
    IV Raider- January 9th
    JV. – January 12th
    maloso 62 Feb 14
    OldCharon – Feb 6th
    Orthodoxdj April 1st
    PlunkforHOF – Jan 19
    Plunkhead – Feb 8th
    Raiderfanmikep – Oct 15
    r8ercain – Jan 15
    r8rdiehard – Jan 23
    RaYdAFoELyPh – Mar 10
    RAY – NJ Jan. 9th
    Rick Worth Jan. 10.
    SaintKaufman – Jan. 27
    Scooboy-Jan 30
    The JFB – Jan 3rd
    tuckrulefool January 22
    WhateverSMH – Jan 7
    WILLY91137 January 11

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    LoL
    That’s probably what happened before with Al.

  • RTF916

    If that’s true, it’s an improvement. There was a great deal of time where Shanahan wouldn’t even entertain the question. Now he’s actually meeting with Mark Davis to tell him there’s not a chance. It’s progress.

  • Guest123

    Where’s the Davis pride anymore? Talking shop with known Raider hater feces. Mark should sell.

  • funnyfalcon

    How amazingly old school, cheap, and funny is it that Al refused to pay RatFink because he provided bad service? It kills me.

  • FourMoreYears

    Crap…didn’t notice somone had that already.

    ————————————

    Pick the day our next head coach is introduced contest

    909RaiderLifer- Feb 3
    1960 Autumnwind- Jan 16
    Autumn Thunderstorm- January 5th day after Arizona is eliminated and Bowles is hired.
    Dakota – Feb 29
    Dan 78 – Jan 13
    Florida Pete – January 5th
    FourMoreYears – January 14th
    Goldie7- February 3, 2015.
    IV Raider- January 9th
    JV. – January 12th
    maloso 62 Feb 14
    OldCharon – Feb 6th
    Orthodoxdj April 1st
    PlunkforHOF – Jan 19
    Plunkhead – Feb 8th
    Raiderfanmikep – Oct 15
    r8ercain – Jan 15
    r8rdiehard – Jan 23
    RaYdAFoELyPh – Mar 10
    RAY – NJ Jan. 9th
    Rick Worth Jan. 10.
    SaintKaufman – Jan. 27
    Scooboy-Jan 30
    The JFB – Jan 3rd
    tuckrulefool January 22
    WhateverSMH – Jan 7
    WILLY91137 January 11

  • Guest123

    and fire Reggie!

  • irjonny

    i think davis pride went out the window with the projector

  • GreatWhiteRaider

    people crack on the Raiders all the time, especially mocking MD and RM … some of it deserved…but dealing in the reality of the situation: decent core of players are starting to develop, lots of cap space, famous franchise, … only real (potential) drawback is the uncertainty around the franchise location. But that’s hopefully being resolved within the next year.

  • RTF916

    Shanahan just showed up to collect his money?

  • SlvrnBlck478

    It was reported that Mark was paying off debts that Al owed. Shanahan could of been one of them.

  • AlDavisJr

    That might have been a perfunctory “How ya doing Mike? Good—the family is good? Allright! And by the way fvk you in the mouth, Mike.”

  • DutchRaid
  • SREDIAR

    So Davis said no to scot mcloughan

  • SREDIAR

    Didn’t want to give up Reggie’s “power”

  • Tony Its Time Sparano

    new post (again) Go Raiders!!

  • JV.

    Oakland has been a joke for the past decade, “Davis” pride left with AL man.

    Time to be a real football team again, mark agrees.

  • RTF916

    “Here’s your money, Mike. It’s all in the envelope. Are you leaving? Mike, just wanted to ask you real quick if you’d be interested…Mike? Can someone catch up with him, please?”

  • Dakota

    New post..

  • AlDavisJr

    Del Rio knows lots of coaches, lots of players, and many managers. He has the blessed first time HC experience, and did much better than many. He has a successful D in the Mile High Shyteville. I am hoping for him! Besides that, it takes a piece away from the Donkies.

  • ForHundred8

    LOL

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Be interesting to know how the Shanahan interview went and also whether Shanahan is actually serious.
    If he’s serious then he’s seeing talent on the Raiders (Carr) that is worth working with and will make him look good.

  • 619raider

    I hate to say it Guest, but what about the pride in winning games, something the Raider org hasnt done in a very long time.

  • Back-N-Black

    trying to talk sports with homers who lack any objectivity or reason is like trying to explain physics to a 3 year old. and no, I’m not talking about this board. I’m talking about all the dam redneck Cowboys fans that live around me.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    sob!!! now we know who the real problem is…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    yeah just read that…fvckn idiots…

  • autumn wind

    shanahan is a looser, if he doesn’t have elway he’s never won… what a joke

  • BLACKBONES

    he runs zone blocking…………we already shifted to big power blockers