Earlier in the week it was rumored that Al Davis had designs on bringing Rob Ryan back to the Silver and Black as a defensive coordinator/assistant head coach. Well, that doesn’t seem likely as Adam Schefter is reporting that Ryan will become the new DC in Dallas.
This news comes on the heels of the Raiders opting not to renew the contract of John Marshall. Thus, the coaching search continues for Davis and his underlings.
Fact of the matter is no matter who inherits the vacant defensive coordinator position in Oakland the scheme will remain the same. Much like every other aspect of this franchise, it’s Al’s way or the highway.
For the better part of a decade the Raiders have been unable to stop the run. That trend was present when Ryan was in town and has continued on down through Marshall’s tenure and will no doubt remain when Davis selects his next puppet.
Best of luck to whoever gets suckered into taking the job under Davis and best of luck to Ryan in Dallas. Let the record show that Ryan has chosen Jerry Jones and his underachieving Dallas Cowboys over Al Davis and his young upstart Raiders. You would think at some point Davis might realize how his actions have created a negative view of his franchise. But knowing Al, he’ll just trot out his mouthpiece John Herrera to blame the media for the negative reviews of the Raiders and for good measure Herrera will assault a reporter just to drive the point home.