The Latest Buzz on Potential Replacements for Ex-Raiders Coach Hue Jackson

According to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, the Oakland Raiders and GM Reggie McKenzie are beginning the search for a new coach:

"The search will begin immediately," McKenzie said in his introductory media conference Tuesday. "We would start the interview process. I have my short list. The criteria is it doesn't matter offense or defense of my coaches. We just want a winner, a guy we feel can lead this team and move it forward as we embark here on this new era."

That being said, not too many names have been tossed around; however, the sooner the Raiders replace Hue Jackson the better, as the offseason isn't going to wait around.


Winston Moss

Getting back to Paul Gutierrez's article, Winston Moss has been mentioned:

The obvious name to come about is that of Winston Moss, Green Bay's Winston Moss, the Packers' assistant head coach/inside linebackers and a former Raiders linebacker.

A defensive coach, Moss would be a good fit as the Raiders desperately need to improve their dark side. The Raiders allowed almost 390 total yards per game and ranked No. 27 against the pass and rush, respectively.

Plus with Moss being a former Raider, how could Oakland go wrong?

The offense isn't the problem as their rushing attack is among the best in the league. As long as they can get a solid offensive coach, the ground game will easily help setup the pass with their speedy receivers.

Moss has been an NFL coach since 1998 and has been with the Packers since 2006. Needless to say he has the postseason experience applicable to quickly turn the Raiders around.


Darren Perry

According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN, another Packers coach may be of interest to Oakland:

There is no guarantee that McKenzie will hire someone from the Packers organization, but he spent the past 17 years in Green Bay and established some deep...

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