An interesting thought is being thrown around by Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times.
Could Scot McCloughan, who has reportedly been ousted as 49ers GM, end up in a similar capacity with the Raiders?
During Raiders-49ers joint practices over the past two years, McCloughan made long stops at the golf cart where Al Davis was watching, paying his respects and trading ideas.
McCloughan’s brother previously worked for the Raiders and his dad is a scout. In fact, his dad was an All-AFL Raiders cornerback back in the day.
McDonald also writes that despite the popular perception, Davis “invites dissent and debate” and McCloughan might be a good fit because he isn’t afraid to offer his opinion.
If you’ve ever spent 10 minutes with McCloughan, it’s abundantly clear he’s not shy about giving his opinion. He’s sure enough of himself to know he’ll always get another job.