Out with the old and in with the new—the Oakland Raiders scheduled Todd Bowles in for an interview. Bowles was recently employed as the Miami Dolphins interim head coach, and interviewed for that position at the end of the season.
Bowles is currently a hot commodity, and is drawing interest from several teams. The Dolphins went 2-1 after he took over the helm at the end of this season.
He has spent his NFL coaching career working with the defensive backfield. From what I can tell, he has never called plays in the NFL. That means Bowles is not going to come tied to a specific system. It also means that the Raiders will also have to hire a high quality defensive coordinator.
I have no idea if Bowles will get the job or not, but I do know that I like the fact he is coming in for an interview. I want a defensive minded head coach, and judging by this interview it appears as if McKenzie is thinking along the same lines.