After firing Defensive Backs Coach Marcus Robertson, the Oakland Raiders are in need of a replacement. Here are some candidates.
Change is coming early in the offseason for the Oakland Raiders, with three coaching changes announced Wednesday. One major change includes the firing of Defensive Backs Coach Marcus Robertson, who began serving as Assistant DB Coach in 2014. Robertson was promoted to DB Coach the following season. Prior to coaching, Robertson was a two-time All-Pro safety for the Tennessee Oilers/Titans.
The move comes as no surprise, considering the horrendous play of the secondary in 2016. Oakland allowed 61 passing plays of 20 yards or more, the most in the NFL. While Robertson takes some of the blame, Oakland’s defense was shoddy all-around.
Nevertheless, Robertson is out, leaving a vacancy that must be filled. Here are five candidates suited to get the job done, given the opportunity.