Reggie McKenzie

When the Oakland Raiders hired Reggie McKenzie as their general manager it was probably just the first domino to fall for the Green Bay Packers.

McKenzie canned coach Hue Jackson this week and there seems like a better-than-good chance he’ll hire someone from the Packers staff to be the team’s new head coach. McKenzie, who was with the Packers organization for 17 years, has said he wants to bring in his own guy.

The top candidates from the Packers staff are assistant head coach Winston Moss, safeties coach Darren Perry and offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who already interviewed for open jobs in Kansas City and Miami.

It now seems likely Philbin will miss out on some opportunities after losing his son this week. It would be hard to envision Perry making the jump from position coach to head coach, although he’d be a strong candidate for a defensive coordinator position if another Packers assistant is named head coach.

That probably makes Moss the frontrunner among Green Bay coaches.