It's been a week and a half since the end of the 2014 season. Since then the Raiders have been busy interviewing potential candidates for the head coaching position. Here are all the candidates who have either reported to have interviewed or were requested by the Raiders who remain candidates for the job:
Former head coach of New York Jets (2006-08) and Cleveland Browns (2009-10). He has a 33-47 career record over five seasons as a head coach. Current tight ends coach of San Francisco 49ers. Prior to becoming a head coach, he was defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots for a single season after being promoted from defensive backs coach. Kinda like Dennis Allen, acdtually.
Former head coach of the Cleveland Browns (2011-12). He has a 9-23 career record over two seasons as a head coach. Current Offensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Never held a head coaching position. Current Offensive Coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts. Under Hamilton this season the Colts offense was ranked third in yards and sixth in points with Andrew Luck leading the league with 40 touchdown passes. Former Offensive Coordinator at Stanford University after five years as NFL QB coach for New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, and Chicago Bears.
Never held a head coaching position. Current Offensive Coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks (2011-present). Coached the Seahawks offense that won the Super Bowl in 2013 and is a number one seed in the 2014 playoffs. Former Offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings (2006-10). Former QB coach for the Green Bay Packers (2003-05).
Jack Del Rio
Former head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-2011). He has a head coaching record of 68-71 over nine seasons. Current Defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos (2012-present). Prior to his head coaching job with the Jaguars he was Defensive Coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. He is an East Bay native and attended Hayward High School.
Took over for Tony Sparano as interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011. He has a head coaching record of 2-1. Current Defensive Coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals (2013-present). The Cardinals finished 5th in the NFL in points allowed this season. Former Defensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles (2012) and longtime NFL Defensive Backs coach.
Former head coach of the St Louis Rams (2006-08). He has a 11-25 career record as a head coach. Current Passing Game Coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. This season the Cowboys ranked 5th in points, and 7th in yards and Tony Romo had a career best passer rating of 113.2 with 34 touchdown passes to 9 interceptions. Former Offensive Coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings (2002-04) and Dolphins (2005).
Former head coach in Washington (2010-13), Denver (1995-2008), and the Raiders (1988-89). He has a career head coaching record of 170-138 with two Super Bowl wins over 20 years. Following his 20-game stint with the Raiders to begin his head coaching career, he was Offensive Coordinator for the Broncos (1991) and 49ers (1992-94).
Current Interim Head Coach for the Raiders since being promoted from Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach in week 6 of the 2014 season. Former head coach of the Miami Dolphins (2008-11). He holds a 32-41 career record as a head coach. Former Offensive Coordinator of the New York Jets (2012), and Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach of the Dallas Cowboys (2007). Spent 25 years coaching in the college ranks prior to that.
So, which of these gentlemen would you want as the Raiders' next head coach?