ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders search for a new head coach picked up steam on Monday as the team received permission to interview two Denver assistants and was also poised to talk to members of Green Bay's staff.
McCoy spent nine years as an offensive assistant in Carolina before joining the Broncos as offensive coordinator in 2009. He has been in that role for three seasons and oversaw a midseason transformation of the offense as it evolved from a passing attack with Kyle Orton at quarterback to the read-option offense run by Tim Tebow.
Allen just finished his first year as defensive coordinator in Denver. He had previously been an assistant in Atlanta and New Orleans.
McKenzie started work with the Raiders last Tuesday. His first move was to fire Jackson, who went 8-8 in his only season as head coach. McKenzie said at the time he wanted his own guy as head coach, leading to speculation that one of his former colleagues in Green Bay could get the job.
One of the leading candidates will likely be linebackers coach Winston Moss, who has interviewed for openings with the Raiders in the past and played four seasons for the team from 1991-94. Moss said he will interview with the Raiders if McKenzie asks him, saying he has already thought about what he would do as a head coach.
"There's always opportunities to put yourself in the same position as a head coach would and see how you would do things or what you would change or what you would add or what you would take away," Moss said. "So with that being said, I've done that, I feel good about the vision, the goals, the beliefs that can be instilled within an organization that would give me the opportunity to be a head coach."
"It's part of the process," Clements said. "You see what happens. There's some uncertainty about it, but you have a place here in Green Bay and it's a very good place to be. So if you're mentioned for jobs, it's a compliment. But until something happens, that's all it is."
Oakland has also been granted permission to interview New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., a person with knowledge of the request said on condition of anonymity because the Raiders are not publicizing the candidates.
The coaching search started last week when McKenzie interviewed former Miami interim coach Todd Bowles on Friday. Bowles was an assistant head coach and secondary coach for the Dolphins before being promoted to replace the first Tony Sparano with three games left in the season. Miami went 2-1 under Bowles, who is a candidate for the full-time job there.
AP Sports Writers Arnie Stapleton in Englewood, Colo., Brett Martel in New Orleans and Chris Jenkins in Green Bay, Wis., contributed to this report.