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Raiders to make Luke Getsy offensive coordinator

The Las Vegas Raiders filled another spot on new head coach Antonio Pierce’s staff with the expected hiring of Luke Getsy as the next offensive coordinator.

The news comes shortly after former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removed himself from the field of potential candidates.

Getsy previously held the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator position before he was fired last month by the team. Before the Raiders’ decision to hire him, Pierce voiced that he wanted an offensive coordinator who can flex their creativity.

“You’ve got to be able to run the football — play-action pass,” Pierce said via ESPN. “What are the Raiders known for? The vertical passing game, right? We want to see the shots down the field. We want the explosive plays. That has to be a part of the creativity. You look at the shifts, the motions, all that stuff goes into it … just think of when [the] Raiders were playing really good football, and that’s going to be your offensive coordinator, hopefully, as we go forward.”

Getsy’s stint with the Bears saw him work a run-heavy offensive playcalling game plan. Last season, Chicago finished second in rushing yards per game (141.1) and first in 2022 (177.3).

However, the Bears struggled to find a consistent passing game with Justin Fields under center. Last year, Chicago ranked last in passing yards per game (130.5) and 27th in 2022 (182.1).

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An intriguing piece to the puzzle is that the Raiders could pursue a trade for Fields if the Bears draft a quarterback in the first round of this year’s draft.

Beyond all that, the Raiders are hoping their changes can elevate them back toward playoff contention.

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