Raiders' Davante Adams admits Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler firings were needed to 'revitalize' the team after 3-5 start: 'It was time for some sort of change'

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Published: 21:26 EDT, 2 November 2023 | Updated: 21:33 EDT, 2 November 2023

Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams has backed nan determination to occurrence caput coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler, admitting their departures were needed to 'revitalize' nan team.

McDaniels and Ziegler were fixed pinkish slips this week, paying nan value for a dreadful commencement to nan play little than 2 years aft proprietor Mark Davis hired them distant from nan New England Patriots. 

Raiders linebacker coach Antonio Pierce, a erstwhile New York Giants star, will return complete nan squad connected an interim ground until a imperishable replacement for McDaniels is found, while adjunct GM Champ Kelly will temporarily switch Ziegler.


And Adams, who had conscionable 1 drawback for 11 yards connected 7 targets successful nan Week 8 conclusion by nan Detroit Lions, believes nan clip had travel for changes to beryllium made astatine some coaching and committee level.

'Don't get it confused,' he said. 'It's not a ceremony that we person a caller coach and there's been changes made. 

Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams has backed nan determination to occurrence caput coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler

McDaniels and Ziegler (left and right) were fixed pinkish slips this week, paying nan value for a dreadful commencement to nan season

Champ Kelly and Antonio Pierce (left and right) person replaced nan brace connected a impermanent basis

'We, obviously, deliberation it was time, 1 measurement aliases nan other, it was clip for immoderate benignant of change. Just to bring a small juice successful and revitalize nan squad a small bit. 

'So, I deliberation that's benignant of nan mindset we're having, conscionable trying to person nosy and bask our clip successful this building because I deliberation arsenic we speak to each other, it's been excessively overmuch of, this has conscionable been emotion for illustration activity excessively overmuch and not having capable fun.'

In 2 seasons pinch nan Raiders, McDaniels went conscionable 9-16.  

And McDaniels didn't triumph pinch Denver successful his first go-round arsenic a caput coach, either, going conscionable 11-17 successful 2 seasons. 

He was antecedently viewed arsenic 1 of nan brighter violative minds successful nan crippled pinch his galore years moving pinch Tom Brady connected nan Patriots and his activity this play helping to create rookie Mac Jones.

Beyond nan losses, McDaniels has made a bid of decisions that person backfired successful Las Vegas, peculiarly aft starting backmost Jimmy Garoppolo was mislaid to a backmost wounded 2 weeks ago.

He decided to spell pinch Brian Hoyer, a backmost who hasn't won a crippled arsenic a starter successful 7 years, complete rookie Aidan O'Connell. As a result, Hoyer racked up a dismal 37.1 backmost rating, and nan Raiders still don't cognize much astir O'Connell and whether he has a existent future.

Garoppolo returned connected Monday night, but Las Vegas still mislaid nonetheless.


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