We told you earlier this week new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was likely to raid the Green Bay Packers coaching staff, but it looks like he’s interested in a candidate we didn’t consider.
In addition to looking at assistant head coach Winston Moss to fill the team’s coaching vacancy, McKenzie is also reportedly interested in speaking with defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
Capers name came up as a potential head coach last season, when the Packers defensive was actually good. His unit finished 32nd or last in the league this season. Still, Capers has head coaching experience, compiling a 49-81 with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans.
That being said, we’ve detailed why Capers isn’t a good choice for a head coaching position at this point in his career. It’s possible McKenzie will see things differently, though.
Capers loss would be a blow for the Packers, but they have internal candidates to replace him should he leave. Moss, who also coaches linebackers, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt or safeties coach Darren Perry could take the reigns as defensive coordinator.
The Raiders cannot interview any coaches on the Packers staff until their playoff run is over.