Former Raiders assistant coaches are quickly moving on with their lives.
A day after the Chicago Tribune reported the Bears and new coach Matt Nagy are interviewing Todd Downing for their quarterbacks coach position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Wednesday that the Houston Texans are hiring Brad Seely as their new special teams coach.
Seely served in that same capacity for the Raiders for the last three seasons under Jack Del Rio before new coach Jon Gruden hired Rich Bisaccia as his assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. Downing was the Raiders’ offensive coordinator in 2017.
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Seely has a long history of coaching in the NFL, including a 10-year run with the New England Patriots from 1999-2008. He also coached with the Cleveland Browns for two years and the 49ers for four years before joining the Raiders in 2015.
On Raiders’ special teams this season for the Raiders, punter Marquette King was fourth in the NFL with a net yards average of 42.7 yards. Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio hit 16 of 21 field goals and 33 of 34 extra points and Cordarrelle Patterson was sixth in the NFL with a kick return average of 28.3 yards.
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Officially, the Raiders have just four members of their coaching staff in place — Gruden, Bisaccia, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. Unofficially, other coaches appear to be in place such as defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley and running backs coach Jemal Singleton.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports