With Hue Jackson being fired this morning, or whenever GM Reggie McKenzie made that decision, the Oakland Raiders future is once again uncertain. I personally thought Hue was a good coach and would prove to be a very good Raiders coach, but business is business, and I'd rather see a Raiders franchise working with a single focus than see it divided by a head coach/general manager incompatibility.
Now the immediate front runner favorite for the coaching position is Winston Moss, another former Raiders Linebacker who is the asistant head coach at the packers. This would be a solid move, as it would very likely bring a 3-4 defense to Oakland to match the front 7 personnel we already have, and it would mean having a coach who understands what it means to be a Raider, nasty, hard hitting, and most importantly a winner.
Moss is part of a proven winning NFL program
Moss can likely come up with a solution to the Raiders defensive woes
Moss is reportedly a guy who commands, a general who makes a room quiet when he speaks, I like the things I'm hearing about the guy, best guy to instill discipline into the Raiders.
Moss is an ex-raider
Moss was never a coordinator, just a position coach
Last LB coach/assistant head coach to get a coaching job was Mike Singletary, we all know how that worked out. Much of the same things said about Moss were said about Singletary, disciplinarian, rough, stern, leader of men.
Green Bay defense has been trash this year, worse than the Raiders, with similar personnel. Best player on that defense was drafted by the Raiders
Moss is not a McCarthy protege, just an assistant who does well with the players
In the end I think Moss should be able to be successful in the NFL, the Raiders have some of the most talented players in the NFL on the roster at almost every position. Talent becomes useless if a player isn't used properly as we have seen by looking at our defense this year. As many of us on this forum have pointed out, we have the players already on the roster to be successful every year. The Raiders aren't a team thats building but rather a team that needs continuity and better coaching. I hope Winston Moss or whoever comes in can provide both of these and turn the corner for this franchise.