So much for the Raiders running the Timmy Cat offense with Terrelle Pryor playing the role of East Bay Tebow. Yesterday Reggie McKenzie was in Denver to meet with a couple of potential head coaching candidates. However instead of sitting with current Broncos’ coordinators Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen, McKenzie only got to get half of the Denver staffers in front of him.
McCoy, apparently convinced that he’s the front runner for the Miami Dolphins’ job, chose to take himself out of the running to be Oakland’s next ex-coach. He ditched his meet and greet with McKenzie to fly out for a second interview for the Miami gig.
McCoy has become a popular figure in coaching circles for his mid-season rebuild of Denver’s offense once the clock struck Tebow Time. Proving success can come even when you have a quarterback incapable of completing at a higher rate than JaMarcus Russell, McCoy made a real name for himself. Unfortunately as far as McKenzie is concerned that name is now mud.
Without being able to officially confirm all the speculation, McKenzie still has a pretty long list of candidates most of which are sure to underwhelm Raider Nation. Thus far the coaching search has unearthed a collection of names more uninspired than Terrell Owens playing for a semi-pro football league.