If Winston Moss is truly Reggie McKenzie’s top choice to replace Hue Jackson then McKenzie is sure going out of his way to make that is not too obvious. Each day another name or two appears on the Raiders’ coaching radar. Today former Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg became the newest addition to the Oakland coaching search.
According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network Mornhinweg is slated to interview for the Oakland gig though nothing has been confirmed by the Raiders.
Currently an assistant on Andy Reid’s staff in Philly, Mornhinweg is one of the more respected offensive minds in the game though his prowess as a head coach is very questionable. He does get the benefit of the doubt having been a head coach in Detroit during the Matt Millen era. None the less Mornhinweg failed to impress as a leader. The most noteworthy moment of his head coaching career revolves around his decision to kick instead of receive in an overtime loss to the Chicago Bears. The decision earned Marty the nick name “Moron-Weg”.
Some speculate that McKenzie is simply looking to pick as many NFL minds as possible during the first coaching search of his career. Whatever the reality may be the Raiders are certainly compiling a long list of candidates.