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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Black and Blue all over: W. Moss and the Raiders

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Green Bay assistant head coach/linebackers Winston Moss interviewed Monday for the Oakland Raiders' head coaching job, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was Moss' second interview of the offseason.

Moss is generally considered a young but promising candidate. He apparently did not make the final round for the St. Louis Rams' open job, but the unpredictability of Raiders owner Al Davis make Moss as likely as anyone else to get the Raiders job.

Oakland was initially interested in interviewing Moss to be their defensive coordinator. Moss' agent, Jack Bechta, told the Journal Sentinel that Moss is interested in the Packers' defensive coordinator job as well. But at the very least, it appears Moss is not the first choice of coach Mike McCarthy.

If he were, it's likely Moss would have been promoted already. Instead, the Packers have interviewed Mike Nolan and Gregg Williams for the job and might be waiting on Philadelphia defensive backs coach Sean McDermott, who is not eligible to take the job until after the Eagles' season is over. The Packers likely will reject overtures from other teams interested in Moss as their defensive coordinator, essentially making him their fallback choice.

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