Thursday, February 2, 2012
Raiders announce several coaching moves
By Bill Williamson
The Raiders made seven coaching moves Thursday; none of them is shocking.
Running backs coach Kelly Skipper and assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski will remain in their roles. Meanwhile, former Houston assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack will run the Raiders offensive line. Pollack worked with new Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Knapp in Houston the past two seasons.
The team also announced that Al Miller will be the strength coach and that he'll be assisted by John Grieco. Miller – who worked with new Oakland coach Dennis Allen in Atlanta – is one of the most respected strength coaches ever, and was with the Broncos during the early John Elway days.
Former Raiders fullback Justin Griffith, who played for Knapp in four different NFL cities, will be the offensive quality-control coach. Eric Sanders will be the Raiders’ defensive quality-control coach.