Raiders’ Josh McDaniel on owner’s vote of confidence: ‘I appreciate Mark’s support’

Josh McDaniels is getting his second chance as an NFL head coach, but his tenure in Las Vegas has gotten off to a shaky start.

The good news for McDaniels is that Raiders owner Mark Davis has no desire to fire the team’s first-year coach.

Davis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this week that McDaniel is “doing a great job” with his position.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 2: (LR) Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels, Las Vegas Aces Head Coach Becky Hyman and Raiders Owner and Managing General Partner Mark Davis talk on the Raiders sideline in front of the team.  game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Raiders defeated the Broncos 32–23.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 2: (LR) Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels, Las Vegas Aces Head Coach Becky Hyman and Raiders Owner and Managing General Partner Mark Davis talk on the Raiders sideline in front of the team. game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 32–23.
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Despite the fact that the team has lost seven of their first nine games, McDaniel believes he can turn things around in due course.

“Every time we step on the field, we want to win. That’s what we’re trying to do. But I have some sense of what kind of grit we might need to eventually get to that place.” where we’re trying to go.”

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McDaniels also said that he was grateful for Davis’ support.

“I appreciate Mark’s support — I’ve always appreciated it,” McDaniels said Wednesday. “I’ve said this many times. We’re all here because of him, and we all want to do right by him. I think when we came here we knew it was a long-term view of how Bear in mind? And it hasn’t happened here in a while.”

Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels (L) and Owner and Managing General Partner Mark Davis talk before a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Elegant Stadium on August 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Raiders defeated the Patriots 23–6.

Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels (L) and Owner and Managing General Partner Mark Davis talk before a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Elegant Stadium on August 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Patriots 23–6.
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Prior to joining the Raiders organization, McDaniel was a longtime member of the New England Patriots coaching staff. He won three Super Bowls during his second tenure as New England’s offensive coordinator.

Davis also hired David Ziegler from the Patriots and named him as the general manager of Las Vegas. Davis isn’t willing to change course with the front office or his coaching staff in the first year.

Although McDaniel had been part of a highly successful franchise in New England for many years, he made it clear that he had come to Las Vegas to try and create a model of success that was uniquely suited to the Raiders.

McDaniels said, “We’re going to try to do it the best way we can. We’re not trying to duplicate everything Dave and I were a part of.” “We’re trying to do some of that, but also taking a lot 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.

Considering the fact that veteran quarterback Derek Carr was still on the team and McDaniels joined the franchise with a reputation for being one of the better offensive minds in the league, it becomes clear that the organization entered this season with high expectations. entered with

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, #17, head coach Josh McDaniels and quarterback Derek Carr #4 talk during training camp at the Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters/Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on July 24, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, #17, head coach Josh McDaniels and quarterback Derek Carr #4 talk during training camp at the Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters/Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on July 24, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.
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The Raiders have managed to lose every one-score 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.

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