Early Tuesday reports came out that the Raiders are requesting an interview with Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles for their head coaching position. Now reports have the Raiders requesting an interview with Bucs’ personnel man John Spytec according to ESPN’s Tom Pelissero.
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A lot has been made about the possibility of the Raiders essentially hiring a GM and head coach who have worked together in some capacity. That would certainly apply to Bowles and Spytec. Though that isn’t an automatic. Successful teams often have coaches and executives poached by other teams.
And if you’d like to see connections, Spytek played football at Michigan. Jim Harbaugh is currently the head coach at Michigan.
Other head coach/GM interviews from the same team include Patriots DC Jerod Mayo and Director of Player Personnel Dave Ziegler.
Others to interview for the GM job have been Bengals scout Trey Brown, Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel Champ Kelly, and an in-house interview with Director of Pro Personnel Dwayne Joseph. Colts Assistant GM Ed Dodds will interview this week as well.