As an NFL head coach, Josh McDaniels has never had a winning season. The Denver Broncos finished 8-8 in his first season as head coach in 2009. Denver went 3-9 in 2010 before firing McDaniels.
The Raiders’ head coach, Josh McDaniels, could be fired
The Raiders were blown out 24-0 by the Saints at Caesars Superdome, dropping the team to 2-5 on the season, and things couldn’t have gone any worse for the team.
While the offense appeared disjointed, the defense performed equally poorly, allowing the Saints to total 367 yards and three touchdowns.
Quarterback Derek Carr had one of his worst starts of the season, completing 15 of 26 passes for 101 yards and one interception.
Davante Adams, the team’s star wide receiver, had one catch for three yards on five targets, while Mack Hollins led the team with seven catches for 64 yards on eight targets.
Josh McDaniels accepts responsibility for the Raiders’ 2-5 record following a 24-0 loss : “I’m Sorry.”
“If you’re going to point a finger, point it at me,” McDaniels told reporters.
“I have to do a much better job of getting ourselves ready to go – we’re better than that, I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance, and I own that. That’s my responsibility.”
“It starts with me, and we’re gonna work hard, and we’re gonna fix it.”
"I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance…it starts with me, we're going to work hard and we're going to fix it."
Josh McDaniels after a shutout loss to the Saints, dropping the Raiders to 2-5.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 30, 2022
As Raiders fans’ patience wears thin, some have called for McDaniels’ firing following Sunday’s dreadful performance. While it’s unclear whether McDaniels is under fire, ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez reports that McDaniels and Raiders owner Mark Davis met for a “lengthy” time after the game.
With the Raiders showing no signs of progress under new head coach Josh McDaniels, fans are calling for his dismissal:
Josh McDaniels should be on the hot seat for this abysmal Raiders offense. How do you add Adams and be this terrible? Carr looks completely off.
— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) October 30, 2022
Who could have possibly predicted the Raiders would hire Josh McDaniels and get worse.
— Kip Hill (@kiphillreporter) October 30, 2022
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Ok hear me out here…
Maybe Josh McDaniels is not a great head coach.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 30, 2022
Hopefully Raiders fire McDaniels at half and hes on next plane to Foxboro
— Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) October 30, 2022
Is Josh McDaniels about to be one and done?
— Football Chopz (@Pchopz_) October 30, 2022
Josh McDaniels and the whole coaching staff needs to be hot seat. 🔥
This is pathetic.
— Raiders United 🏴☠️ (@united_raiders) October 30, 2022
Fire Josh McDaniels @Raiders
— Raiders Report Mitchell Renz (@MitchellRenz365) October 30, 2022
Josh McDaniels just called a 3rd & 1 end around and a 4th & 2 fake punt. That should yield an immediate dismissal.
— Derek Thomas (@DerekAdamThomas) October 30, 2022
McDaniels and the Raiders will have a chance to quickly turn things around, as their next three games will be against teams with losing records.
The Raiders will play the 2-6 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, followed by games against the Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1) and the Denver Broncos (3-5).