Rumor has it that the Raiders are looking to move quickly in hiring a new head coach. Most of the speculation has been that Reggie McKenzie’s top candidates could come from the pool of coaches he worked with in Green Bay. That’s why the Packers going one and done in the postseason could benefit the Silver and Black in their latest coaching search.
NFL rules prohibit coaches that are still working from being interviewed for open positions. But that hardly matters for any Packer coach looking to make a move now.
One of the bigger names on that supposed list is Dom Capers, the current defensive coordinator in Green Bay. While the Raiders are in desperate need of a defensive makeover, Capers’ unit was clearly a weak link all year long for the Packers.
In addition to Capers, Winston Moss and Darren Perry have also been included in the Raider rumor mill. Moss and Perry are both assistants on Capers’ staff. Of course we have heard the name of Moss, a former Raider, mentioned as a potential candidate in Oakland for the last couple years.
Thus far the only man to interview for the gig is Todd Bowles who came into the East Bay on Friday. With the Packers packing for the offseason we could see plenty of meetings scheduled in the coming days.