As the Green Bay Packers continue their search for a new defensive coordinator, the only internal candidate is continuing to get opportunities elsewhere.
Assistant head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss has already interviewed for the opening in St. Louis. Monday, he had a chance to interview for the job with his former team, the Oakland Raiders.
Moss made it clear after the interview that he's excited about the chance to work for Al Davis once again. Hey, I guess someone has to be.
Moss told the San Francisco Chronicle he is thrilled to have a chance to become the Raiders' next head coach. I guess that once you're a Raider, you're always a Raider. Unless you're Rich Gannon.
"This is a very special time for me right now. Even after I left the Raiders, I always wished them well if we were not playing against them ... I want to help them win as many games as they could. As a former player, having a chance to come up and lead a football team as a head coach or in whatever capacity Mr. Davis feels would help the team, I'd be interested.
You can question Moss' sanity all you want. After all, he just said publicly that he wants to work for Al Davis. The National Football Post, a site co-owned by Moss' agent, notes that the Packers blocked an attempt by the Raiders to interview Moss for their defensive coordinator position.
While Moss is willing to work for Davis in any capacity, the Packers have the right to block him from being hired as anything but head coach. Of course, it would have to be considered unwise for the Packers to keep Moss from being a defensive coordinator if the Raiders offer the chance and the Packers won't. Let him go call defensive plays, even for Al Davis, if that's what he wants to do.
I know the Packers think highly of Moss' potential, or they never would have slapped the "assistant head coach" title on him. However, there's no reason to keep him around if he has no shot at being the club's next defensive coordinator.
Winston Moss Willing to Work for Al Davis 'In Whatever Capacity' originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.