Josh McDaniels is getting a second chance as an NFL head coach, but his tenure in Las Vegas is off to a tumultuous start.
The good news for McDaniels is that Raiders owner Mark Davis has no desire to remove the team’s first-year coach.
Davis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this week that McDaniels is “doing a fantastic job” in his position.
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Despite the fact that the team has lost seven of its first nine games, McDaniels believes he can turn things around in time.
“We want to win every time we step on the field. That’s what we’re trying to do. But I have some understanding that we may need to be patient to eventually get where we’re trying to go. have been. “
Derrick Carr of the Raiders, DeVante Adams praises the team owner’s endorsement of head coach Josh McDaniels.
McDaniels also said he was grateful for Davis’ support.
“I appreciate Mark’s support — I always have,” McDaniels said Wednesday. “I’ve said it many times. We’re all here because of this, and we all want to heal through this. I think we knew when we came here that this was a long-term vision. How? Do we need to repeat this thing? And it hasn’t happened here in a while.”
Prior to joining the Raiders organization, McDaniels was a longtime member of the New England Patriots coaching staff. He won three Super Bowls during his second stint as New England’s offensive coordinator.
Davis also hired David Ziegler from the Patriots and named him general manager of Las Vegas. Davis is unwilling to change course in his first year in the front office or with his coaching staff.
Although McDaniels was part of a highly successful franchise in New England for many years, he made it clear that he came to Las Vegas to build and create a model of success that uniquely fits the Raiders.
“We’re trying to do it the best we can. We’re not trying to copy everything that Dave and I have been a part of,” McDaniels said. “We’re trying to do some of that, but also getting a lot of input from other people and figuring out what works best for us.”
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The Raiders acquired star wide receiver Davante Adams in a blockbuster trade in the offseason, signing him to a massive contract extension and adding Chandler Jones to the roster.
When considering the fact that veteran quarterback Derek Carr was still on the team and McDaniels joined the franchise with the reputation of being one of the best offensive minds in the league, it becomes clear that the organization Entered this season with high expectations.
The Raiders have lost every high-scoring game they have played this season. The team currently sits at 2-7.
Still, Davis isn’t considering moving on from McDaniels, even amid the team’s ongoing struggles.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” Davis declared earlier this week.
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The Raiders next game is scheduled for November 20 against their AFC West division rival Broncos.