For those looking for some promising news on the Raiders offensive coordinator front, we bring, uh, news.
Steve Corkran of BANG reports that the Raiders have already talked to former Rams head coach Mike Martz about the team’s offensive coordinator position vacated after the team let go of Greg Knapp after the season.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said in his year-end news conference that he isn’t in a hurry to find an offensive coordinator.
“I don’t have a time frame for getting somebody in,” Allen said. “I want to make sure we get the right guy, and however long that takes for us to get the right guy, that’s how long that that takes.”
As an offensive coordinator, Martz was the architect of the prolific Rams offense the year St. Louis won Super Bowl XXXIV. The following season he was promoted to head coach, where he remained until 2005. Mike Florio goes into more detail:
[I]t all started to crumble for Martz during Super Bowl XXXVI, when he stubbornly refused to run the ball even tho...