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Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:17 pm
 
Marty Mornhinweg interviewed with Oakland on Friday (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

Suddenly, Eagles coach Marty Mornhinweg has become a legitimate head coaching candidate again, and this time, it has nothing to do with the Colts and their new general manager, Ryan Grigson, who worked with Mornhinweg in Philadelphia.

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, Mornhinweg interviewed for the Raiders head coaching job on Friday. While Mornhinweg has been mentioned as a candidate to replace Jim Caldwell in Indianapolis, the newspaper writes that the Eagles haven’t been contacted for permission (and considering Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted today that he plans to hire a coach next week, it seems like Mornhinweg doesn't have a shot at that job).

While Mornhinweg failed at his only other head coaching job, going 5-27 in two seasons in Detroit in 2001-02, he’s been a solid hire in Philadelphia.

This year, via Football Outsiders, the Eagles had the eighth-best offense in the league. Since he was hired as the Eagles offensive coordinator in 2006, Philadelphia consistently has ranked in the NFL’s top-10 points scored and yards gained.

Mornhinweg left Oakland on Friday without the job, but that’s probably because new general manager Reggie McKenzie has a long list of candidates, including Todd Bowles (who’s already interviewed), Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss, new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice, and Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

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Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:27 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

It seems to me that even great coaches can't get championships without great quarterback play (not necessarily a great quarterback,  see Ravens circa 2000, ie. Trent Dilfer).  It goes without saying that a great front office is also a requirement.  Coaches that are good talent evaluators and that have the cooperation of the owner can make up for a mediocre front office. Cowher, Knoll, and Tomlin all had good to great front offices there is no question about that. Gruden was in the right place at the right time.  I kinda think Cowher might have gotten another SB with Roethlisberger, who knows?  None of those coaches you mentioned achieved anything on their own.  For the Raiders to get to the top it will take  a good coach, quarterback, and great organization.  Nothing happens overnight but I think there is light at the end of the tunnel.   They just need a little luck.





Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

This guy was already a head coach in the NFL once and that didn't work out. Why would this time be any different? It's pretty obvious that the Raiders are having a hard time attracting a good coach.

You mean like Bill Belichick was once a head coach (with Cleveland) and that didn't work out? Or any of the other coaches who sucked their first time out, then done well in their second gig?

It's not an exact science, to be sure. But there aren't a whole lot of proven, successful, NFL head coaches out there waiting to be hired (and no, Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden are not leaving the broadcast booth anytime soon). So you either have to take a retread or someone who's never been a head coach before. Joe Philbin's never been a head guy, and I don't see anyone harping on Miami for his hire. Romeo Crennel was a hot mess in Cleveland, but KC fans don't mind him staying on. Jeff Fisher had just 6 winning seasons in 17 years, yet everybody says his hiring was a brilliant move.

Fact is that Reggie McKenzie is a sound football guy. I trust what he thinks from his interviews. If he ends up hiring Mornhinweg, so be it.

And as for Hue Jackson: if he's such a brilliant coach, how come St. Louis just passed on him for Martyball's kid as their coordinator? I'll tell you why. For all of Hue's strengths at OC, he's a double-talking backstabber. Fisher knew that if he hired him as OC, Hue would be gunning for his job from day one. Who needs the aggravation? This is also a big reason why Hue was canned. And setting an all-time NFL record for penalties. And having his team come out flat and uninspired in key games.




Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:41 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

This guy was already a head coach in the NFL once and that didn't work out. Why would this time be any different? It's pretty obvious that the Raiders are having a hard time attracting a good coach. Just goes to show you that the Raiders are the laughingstock of the NFL.
 



Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:56 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

I pretty much couldn't have expressed those sentiments better myself.Being on the East Coast I don't get Raider News like I would if I was in Cali or anywhere on the West Coast.Mark Davis,the closer of the S.D.Padres from back inthe 80's was & still is a more well known figure in sports than this fraudulent owner of a decrepit franchise.



Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:48 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

I have to speak honestly here.With the Oakland Raiders being my favorite NFL team for 30 years now,why would anybody want that aimless job.I'm puzzled by the fact as to why no owner of an NFL team with a Head Coaching vacancy isn't beating down Hue Jackson's door.When the once long ago legendary owner of the Raiders Al Davis died I thought that some new blood would be pumped into a dead franchise.I had no idea that his own flesh & blood would continue to ruin this once long ago proud franchise & run it into the ground with every inept bone in his incompetent body.Someone tell me,what did Hue Jackson do wrong that he got fired?What,miss the playoffs?We haven't gotten a sniff of the playoffs in,let's see,2012 will be 10 years.He had the team moving in the right direction.I'm a die-hard fan of my favorite sports teams & to really consider rooting for someone else says a whole hell of a lot about my feelings.



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:32 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

what do you think about kevin gilbrite as head coach of the raiders? i think with the great job he did with eli manning over the years he'll be a great fit and fix for the offensive.GM REGGIE McKENZIE should wait a few more weeks before he decide on a head coach. What way for him to start off. The best guy for the job right ,i believe he's in NEW YORK ? The guy is great with his qb's , wr's and lets not talk about the running game! WOW!!!!!!!




Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:21 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

I like for GM Reggie McKenize to look at Kevin Gilbrite the off coach of the NEW YORK GIANTS?      
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Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:11 am
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

Always talk of getting Bill Cowher or Gruden. Wonder if Mike Tomlin will be as popular when he "retires" or leaves the Steelers. He has as many Super Bowls and Super Bowl wins in 5 years as Cowher did in 15. Even with Noll Steelers were champs. Maybe it has more to do with them always having good players and the front office deserves the credit.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:45 pm
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

The tragedy in all this - they cite all these stats about how great an OC Mornhingweg is ... Well, the guy they just fired - Hue Jackson, was better than he was...  Just another simple fact that the Davis family in general just cannot let their emotions go when making football related decisions.   So what, Mark Davis, nobody cares that Hue Jackson saw your dad degrade and insult you.   Nobody cares that your fragile ego does't want anyone left that saw that treatment...   Why the hell do I stay a fan of a team that is so self-destructive?
#RaiderForLife....and some days are harder than others.



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:01 pm
 

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job

I agree Raider32: Davis always wanted the big name and they are there to be had--some with good track records (but we could debate some of the names you list).  The assistants are a huge risk because they, too, have a HC track record and it isn't good!  The question seems to be whether McKenzie is re-defining the Raider way in bypassing the big-name possibilities. I'm just surprised that Grigson's process hasn't been connected to an Eagle assistant--but that could still happen even if it isn't Morningweg.


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