First Raiders coaching interview report surfaces

Jonathan Daniel

Since the Raiders fired offensive coordinator, Greg Knapp, along with three other assistant coaches, all's been quiet on the Oakland front. Now the first report of actual interviews has surfaced.

There are a lot of great coordinator candidates on the market right now and the Raiders have reached back to a familiar offensive guru - Mike Martz. This according to the San Jose Mercury news who cites a source close to the situation.

Martz was best known for his "Best Show on Turf" high-flying offense in St Louis where he was the offensive coordinator and later became head coach. Martz was head coach of the Rams for six seasons from 2000-05. He then moved on to be the offensive coordinator for the Lions (06-07), 49ers (08), and was last the offensive coordinator for the Bears (10-11).

Along with the Martz interview, the report said the Raiders also interviewed Eagles former defensive coordinator, Juan Castillo, for the vacant offensive line coach. The Raiders had also fired Frank Pollack after one season in the position.

Castillo was the Eagles offensive line coach for 13 seasons before Andy Reid made a controversial move and made Castillo the team's defensive coordinator. The decision was a huge failure and Castillo was fired a few weeks into last season. Reid was fired at the end of this season as well and has been hired as the Chiefs new head coach.

Both interviews go against the idea that Dennis Allen is adverse to hiring assistants with a lot of experience. Both coaches are very experienced with the area in which they would be coaching and have had a great deal of success as well.

There will likely be more interviews before a decision is made but it is nice to finally hear of movement on that front. Outside of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, the team also has vacancies at special teams coach and linebackers coach.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker