Report: Moss, Capers out of running for Raiders job - JSOnline. It appears that new Raiders GM (and former Packers executive) Reggie McKenzie will not be bringing along someone from Green Bay to be first new head coach. Assistant head coach Winston Moss seemed like a good possibility, but Dom Capers was a weaker choice. Capers has already been hired and fired twice as a head coach, and the Packers defense wasn't too sharp under his leadership last season.
But I had never heard of Dennis Allen until his name was reported to be the front runner in Oakland. He's been the Broncos defensive coordinator for exactly one year, and he's never held any other position higher than secondary coach with the Saints. He must have had one heck of an interview with the Raiders.
While the Tim Tebow's were one of the biggest NFL stories of 2011, it wasn't because their defense dominated. LB Von Miller had a great rookie season (until his cheap shot at the end of their loss to the Patriots), and Dennis Allen did help improve their defense from one of the worst in 2010 to No. 19 overall according to Football Outsiders.
I've got nothing against Allen, and I didn't want to see either Moss or Capers leave, but this hiring surprised me.