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.
Raiders will be interviewing Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg for their head coaching vacancy #insideslant— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 17, 2012
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.