Winston Moss: Oakland Raiders Could Do a Lot Worse Than Packers Coach

It didn't take long for Reggie McKenzie, new general manager of the Oakland Raiders, to send a message. Mere days after getting the job, McKenzie fired head coach Hue Jackson on Tuesday.

When asked why he decided to lower the axe on Jackson, McKenzie kept it simple.

“This decision centered around my wanting to bring my own guy in,” he said, via Pro Football Talk.

So who is McKenzie's guy?'s Jason La Canfora has an idea.

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times agrees.

So does Jay Glazer of

And so on, and so on, and so on.

So who exactly is this Winston Moss guy?

For starters, he is indeed a former Raiders linebacker. He played with the Silver and Black from 1991 to 1994 when they were still in Los Angeles. Right now, he's Green Bay's inside linebackers' coach and Mike McCarthy's assistant head coach.

What really matters here is that Moss, like McKenzie, has experience working for the most powerful powerhouse team the NFL has to offer at the moment. The Packers have developed into the league's best team, and Moss has had a hand in it.

To be sure, the Raiders could be linked to sexier names. Jeff Fisher is still a free agent, as is Bill Cowher. Heck, maybe even Jon Gruden would be open to coming back to Oakland (not likely). 

Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that the Raiders are not an attractive option for big-name head coaches at the moment. The team on the field has more than its fair share of issues, and the franchise itself is standing on shaky ground.

The best the Raiders can do is scour the land for a head coaching prospect with plenty of savvy and a high-ceiling. To this end, they could do much, much worse than Moss.

More than anything, what you have to like about Moss is that he would be coming from a team wit...

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