Raiders announce the firing of coach Josh McDaniels
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Las Vegas announced, through a statement, the departure of its head coach and general manager, David Ziegler.
las vegas raiders They shot to Coach Josh McDaniels And the general manager David Zieglerthe team announced Tuesday night.
“After thinking a lot about what Raiders Needing to move on, I decided to break up with Josh And Dave“I want to thank them for their hard work and wish them and their families all the best,” the owner said in a statement.
the Raiders They plan to name running backs coach Antonio Pierce Coach Temporarily, sources told Adam Schefter espn.
Davis had no further comment when reached. espn.
Movements occur after a day Raiders They lost 26-14 to the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football” in Week 8, leaving the team with a 3-5 record on the season.
Josh McDaniels He was in his second campaign at the helm Raiders After signing a six-year contract in January 2022. He had more than four years left on the agreement Las vigas Obligated to pay.
Josh McDaniels He finished his time with the Raiders with a 9-16 record and no playoff appearance, the third-worst record of a Raiders coach with at least 25 games played.
the Raiders McDaniels was hired after the 2021 season when Davis decided not to retain interim coach Rich Bisaccia at the full-time position even though he had led the team to a surprise playoff appearance.
Josh McDaniels And Ziegler They were aggressive in their first offseason, trading first- and second-round picks to acquire Davante Adams, giving defensive end Chandler Jones a big contract in free agency and extending deals for Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby, Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow.
However, these moves have not translated into positive results on the ground since then Josh McDaniels He was never able to build the high-octane offense that Davis expected when he hired him and struggled to win games.
the Raiders They lost five games after building a double-digit, record-setting lead, including blowing a 20-0 halftime lead in their home opener against the Arizona Cardinals in the biggest collapse in franchise history. Las Vegas lost to Indianapolis in the Colts’ first game with Jeff Saturday as interim head coach having never coached above the high school level, then lost to Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams two days after the quarterback retired. a team.
Josh McDaniels He benched Carr at the end of last season and eventually cut him in the offseason, leaving Raiders Nothing in return for the quarterback who ended up getting a $150 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Josh McDaniels He acquired his former protégé with the New England Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo, as their new starting quarterback and the offense took a nosedive, becoming the first team since 2009 to score fewer than 20 offensive points in each of its first eight games of a season. season.
The last two weeks have been particularly humiliating as Las Vegas lost 30-12 to the Chicago Bears and rookie quarterback and former NCAA Division II player Tyson Baigent, and then the team looked completely ineffective in Monday night’s loss in Detroit.
Information from the Associated Press was used in writing this story.