Raiders News: Las Vegas begins interview process for coach and general manager
Less than an hour after Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia said he expected to be a candidate for the full-time job, reports have emerged that the Raiders are beginning the process of opening the interview process with other candidates.
In an interesting twist, Raiders owner Mark Davis has also reportedly started the interview process with GM candidates. Current general manager Mike Mayock is still in place and has not been fired. It is extremely unusual.
ESPN reported the Raiders requested permission to interview New England Patriots‘ inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo for the position of head coach and front office manager Dave Ziegler for the position of general manager. NFL media reported Indianapolis Colts Front-office manager Ed Dodds is also expected to get an interview for the job of general manager.
The Raiders still have HC Rich Bisaccia and GM Mike Mayock in place, but that hasn’t stopped Las Vegas from watching.
The Raiders have requested permission to interview Patriots ILB coach Jerod Mayo for HC and Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler for their work as general manager, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2022
Reading the first tea leaves, it seems that Bisaccia has a better chance of staying than Mayock. The Raiders must satisfy the Rooney Rule by interviewing at least one minority candidate for both positions. Mayo is African American. Denver is also interested in interviewing Mayo.
The fact that Davis is lining up candidates for GM before Mayock is fired probably doesn’t bode well for him. This is clearly an evolving situation, but things are happening,
UPDATE: The Raiders could promote DuJuan Daniels to GM. It could be a Daniels-Bisaccia ticket.
A few notes:
– The #Raiders have a top internal candidate in the person of DuJuan Daniels, assistant director of player personnel.
– Mark Davis still plans to interview interim Rich Bisaccia for the chief job.
– Crazy the team made the playoffs despite the resignation of Gruden, Ruggs, injuries. So many. https://t.co/o4M4RLE93p
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2022