A day after the Raiders named Bill Musgrave their offensive coordinator, they have hired another coordinator. They have brought Brad Seely across the bay from the 49ers to be their new Special Teams Coordinator. This according to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez.
Seely has been a Special Teams Coordiantor in the NFL since 1989. He's had stops with the Colts, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, and Browns. He's even held the title of Assistant Head Coach since 2009 with the Browns and 49ers.
In 1996, while part of the Carolina Panthers, Seely won Special Team Coordinator of the Year. His longest stint with any team came with the New England Patriots from 1999-2008. That means he was with the team through all three of their Super Bowl wins.
As far as coordinator hires go, this is a very good one. We tend to focus on the offensive and defensive coordinators but Special teams can't be overlooked. FIST; Football Is Special Teams. The Seahawks won the NFC Championship due to a fake field goal, and a recovered onsides kick.
Seely takes over for Bobby April who held the position the past two seasons in Oakland.