Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mornhinweg to interview with Raiders

Marty Mornhinweg will interview with the Raiders for their head coaching vacancy, according to two NFL sources.

Mornhinweg to interview with Raiders

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will interview for Oakland´s head coaching job. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will interview for Oakland's head coaching job. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Marty Mornhinweg will interview with the Raiders for their head coaching vacancy, according to two NFL sources.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network first reported the news.

The Raiders have reportedly already interviewed Denver defensive coodinator Dennis Allen, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles. Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Packers assistant Winston Moss, and Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael are also believed to be candidates for the vacancy.

Mornhinweg is also believed to be in the mix for the Colts' head coaching job. The Eagles offensive coordinator has not been in serious contention for a head job since he was fired by the Lions in 2002 after compiling a 5-27 mark in two seasons.

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Eagles coach Andy Reid touted Mornhinweg's credentials for getting another shot during the 2010 season, but he never drew any interest last off-season. This season the Eagles offense regressed as did quarterback Michael Vick, so it was not expected that Mornhinweg would be in the running for a top job.

Mornhinweg has strong ties to the Bay Area, though. He grew up there and was once the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. He also has a relationship with Oakland's new general manager Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie and Mornhinweg worked together in Green Bay when McKenzie was director of football operations and Mornhinweg was a young assistant.

Oakland fired Hue Jackson last week after one season as head coach. The Raiders finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

Since becoming the Eagles offensive coordinator in 2006, Mornhinweg has helmed an offense that has set franchise records in points, yards and first downs.

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