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Should Raiders look to hire recently fired Broncos OC Mike McCoy?

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While former Raiders OC Bill Musgrave takes over the offensive coordinator position in Denver, it leaves Mike McCoy looking for work. Could Oakland be a good place for him to find it?

The move to promote Musgrave comes the same week the Broncos are preparing to face his former team, which could give the Broncos an advantage in preparation as Musgrave spent two seasons under Del Rio in Oakland before being replaced by Todd Downing.

Whether McCoy is the right place to look as a scapegoat is hard to say, but the timing of the move is good. Should the Raiders choose to do so, they could do the same by bringing McCoy into the fold.

Del Rio knows McCoy well. The two were coordinators in Denver together in 2012 before McCoy left to become the head coach of the Chargers.

While McCoy was in San Diego, he had John Pagano on his staff as Defensive Coordinator, who this offseason joined the Raiders as Assistant Head Coach - Defense. When Pagano was joining the Raiders, McCoy headed back to take his old OC post in Denver.

McCoy wouldn’t have to be a replacement for Downing or anyone else. He could join the Raiders in a similar capacity as Pagano did. Essentially, making up a new title to add some expertise to the staff. Downing could certainly use the help. His offense has been a travesty this season. Then after the season, the staff could be re-evaluated, as it absolutely should be, on both sides of the ball.

What do you think?


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