Oakland Raiders: Winston Moss Is Perfect Replacement for Fired Hue Jackson

Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss is a defensive-minded coach.

And that's all you need to know concerning whether he would be a good hire for the Oakland Raiders as head coach.

After Hue Jackson was fired on Tuesday after one season with the Raiders, the team is looking for the next man in charge in what has been somewhat of a revolving door throughout the years.

Moss not only has experience as a defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in the NFL, he was a former Raiders linebacker himself from 1991 to 1994 and he was one of few men who wanted to work for Al Davis in 2009.

Moss interviewed for the Raiders head coaching gig in January 2009 and you could tell by his words that he would have loved to be their next leader.

Said Moss, via AOL.com:

This is a very special time for me right now. Even after I left the Raiders, I always wished them well if we were not playing against them...I want to help them win as many games as they could. As a former player, having a chance to come up and lead a football team as a head coach or in whatever capacity Mr. Davis feels would help the team, I'd be interested.

Let's be honest, the Raiders' defense fell apart as the season wore on, especially in the last game of the season when they had a shot at winning the AFC West against the San Diego Chargers. They lost four of their last five games, giving up an average of 36.5 points in those four losses.

Jackson was an offensive-minded coach as former offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. In that respect, the offense did show strides in 2011 and Jackson should be commended for that.

But defense is what this team needs to focus on the most after the loss of top cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason. The Raiders gave up 27.1 points per game this season, tied for third-worst in the NFL.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders