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Mike Holmgren was at the Raiders facility this week; Could he be the new coach?

mike holmgrenAccording to Pro Football Talk, the Oakland Raiders have had Mike Holmgren in for a visit and he could be the next man up for the Raiders coaching position. 

Strong and persistent chatter has emerged in recent days linking Holmgren to the job.  It’s a fairly obvious connection, given that former Holmgren lieutenant Reggie McKenzie serves as the General Manager in Oakland.  McKenzie, who could be the next guy out the door in Oakland, has said he’ll hire the next coach.  If McKenzie does, Holmgren could be the optimal Hail Mary option, especially since Holmgren likely would not be inclined to replace McKenzie — unlike other big-name coaches Davis may pursue.

While unconfirmed, multiple sources tell PFT that Holmgren visited the team’s facility this week.  Hardly a precursor to getting the job, it could be an indication that Holmgren is in the mix, if Davis ultimately can’t catch a coach who cachè born more recently than 1948.

Holmgren would be a very solid coach, and he has some very solid players on the roster. It might be an intriguing spot for him, especially with rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

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