The Oakland Raiders are searching under every rock for their next head coaching candidate with a startling number of interviewees in such a short amount of time since Hue Jackson was fired by new general manager Reggie McKenzie. Now the latest news is that Eagles assistant head coach Marty Mornhinweg will be the next candidate considered, according to Jason LaCanfora.
McKenzie has already interviewed Todd Bowles, the Miami Dolphins interim head coach this season. Pete Carmichael, Jr., the Saints offensive coordinator, is on the list and many have tied Winston Moss or Darren Perry to the position as well. Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen of the Denver Broncos were also asked about.
Mornhinweg would be a difficult hire to pass on the public, at least at first. After all, his two year tenure in Detroit is worse than some of the coaches getting canned this season. He went 5-27 in two seasons as head of the Detroit Lions, good enough for a .156 win percentage. While some guys deserve a second chance, most fans want a proven winner, obviously. Despite his track record with the Eagles’ offense the last several seasons, it’s hard to ignore his time with the Lions.