At the introductory press conference for the hiring of general manager Reggie McKenzie, when asked why he fired head coach Hue Jackson, McKenzie said, "I wanted to bring in my own guy."
Well, be it that McKenzie hasn't hired anyone yet, you can draw the conclusion that McKenzie's guy is on the Green Bay Packers staff.
Having come from Green Bay and all the success they've in recent years, McKenzie made no secret of his desire to follow their model.
And now that the Packers' season is over, due to the 37-20 thumping they took from the New York Giants yesterday, McKenzie's search for a head coach will soon come to an end.
At the press conference, McKenzie hinted that his list of candidates for the job is a short one. So far, the Raiders have interviewed one candidate and according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there are only four more. http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/38817/its-packers-open-season-in-oakland
So the list of McKenzie's candidates is only five.