August 28, 2014
ESPN is reporting that the Oakland Raiders are interested in talking with New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride about their vacant head coach job.
As the Giants enter their bye week for the opening round of the playoffs, Gilbride is expected to take the opportunity to interview for the job. New York (12-4) is the NFC's top seed and has home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
But Raiders sources say that interim coach Tom Cable has a good chance of remaining their head coach.
Cable moved into the role when Raiders owner Al Davis fired Lane Kiffin four games into this season. Cable won two straight games to finish the season and was 4-8 as head coach.
Cable is expected to meet with Davis soon. The owner did not travel with the team to Tampa Bay for the regular-season finale because of a leg injury.
The Giants promoted Gilbride from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator after the 2006 season. The former offensive coordinator with the Houston Oilers, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Buffalo was a head coach for the San Diego Chargers.