Movement on coaching front

For the first time in weeks - after the dust has settled on every other coaching vacancy in the league - the Oakland Raiders have direction and, perhaps, clarity. Their search for a coach could finally come to an end with Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt getting his interview with Al Davis and Michael Lombardo.

The interview has yet to happen but is expected within the next several days.

"I'm honored to be considered for that job, but I've been so focused on getting to this game and winning this game that that's been on the back burner." Whisenhunt said directly after the Super Bowl.

And it was a trick play designed by Whisenhunt and executed by his players that may have won the game for Pittsburgh.

"We knew it was going to go for a touchdown," said Hines Ward, the recipient of the Antwaan Randle El pass off a reverse. "It was a great call by (Ken) Whisenhunt and a great throw by Antwaan. We did what we had to do to win this Super Bowl."

It was the first touchdown pass thrown by a receiver in Super Bowl history. And that is the kind of leadership that is needed to take this Oakland team to the next level.

A risk taker that will maximize potential.

Looking at the seperate teams on Super Bowl Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to be oozing with talent offensively. Not that the Steelers weren't, but the big plays would come from Seattle, right? Not so. The Steelers have confident men leading their team and the players believe - Whisenhunt is part of that equation.

The stumbling block will be up to Davis. He has to pay his head coach.l A Super Bowl coach? Worth even more.

Ask your questions. Then hire the man.


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