Monday, February 7, 2011
Will Oakland look to Green Bay for DC?
By Bill Williamson
We should find out fairly quickly if the Oakland Raiders are going to pursue an assistant coach from a Super Bowl participant to be their defensive coordinator.
There has been heavy speculation around the league that the Raiders, one of three teams without a defensive coordinator, have been waiting until after the Super Bowl to pursue a defensive coordinator. The speculation has centered around Green Bay secondary coach Darren Perry and Green Bay linebackers coach Winston Moss.
Perry is a former Oakland assistant while Moss is a former Raider player who has interviewed for a coaching spot in Oakland in the past. Both men have expressed interest in becoming a defensive coordinator. With the Super Bowl now in the books, Oakland can now ask permission to talk to assistant coaches. Scoring a young coach like Perry or Moss from the world champion Packers would be a real coup for Oakland.
Oakland hired Chuck Bresnahan -- who previously was the Raiders’ defensive coordinator -- last week without giving him an exact title. There has been speculation that Bresnahan could be made defensive coordinator if the Raiders don’t pursue another candidate. If Oakland does hire a new defensive coordinator, Bresnahan would likely be the team’s linebackers coach.