Raiders Coaching Search: Marty Mornhinweg Will Reportedly Interview

The Oakland Raiders will reportedly interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their vacant head coaching position. If hired, this would be his second stint as head coach. He has been an assistant with the Eagles since 2003.

Mornhinweg's first stint as a head coach did not go so well. Mornhinweg was one of the first hires that Matt Millen made as the general manager of the Detroit Lions, a stint that was just as disastrous as that label would suggest, going 5-27 from 2001-02.

After building up a solid reputation as a Mike Holmgren understudy with the Green Bay Packers, he followed Steve Mariucci to the San Francisco 49ers and was a relatively successful offensive coordinator. He was considered a sharp mind with a bright future.

By the time he left the Lions, he was a laughing stock, at least among the public. His tenure with the Lions was perhaps most defined by a fateful decision to kick off at the start of overtime in a game against the Chicago Bears. He later explained that he wanted the wind at his back. The Lions never got the ball as the Bears scored on their first possession.

Since joining the Eagles, though, he has largely restored his reputation. Mornhinweg has gotten more and more responsibilities every year and has even earned enough of Andy Reid's trust to be given play calling duties.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.