Raiders Odds And Ends After Firing Head Coach Josh McDaniels

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Las Vegas Raiders caput coach Josh McDaniels addresses nan media aft nan NFL shot crippled against ... [+] nan Detroit Lions, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, successful Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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The coaching carosel continues for nan Las Vegas Raiders. Less than 2 years into his tenure arsenic caput coach, Josh McDaniels was fired Tuesday nighttime connected Halloween - a scary nighttime aft nan Raiders discourtesy generated conscionable 157 yards discourtesy successful a 26-12 nonaccomplishment to nan Detroit Lions connected Monday Night Football. Raiders proprietor Mark Davis besides fired wide head David Ziegler, who came to Las Vegas pinch McDaniels successful 2022 from New England.

“After overmuch thought astir what nan Raiders request to move forward, I person decided to portion ways pinch Josh and Dave,” said Davis successful a connection posted connected nan Raiders X relationship (Twitter).

McDaniels, 47, compiled a 9-16 grounds arsenic Raiders caput coach, including 3-5 this season. He was besides fired by nan Denver Broncos successful his 2nd play arsenic caput coach successful 2010, and past spent 10 seasons arsenic nan New England Patriots violative coordinator wherever he was portion of 3 Super Bowl winners.

The Raiders scheme to sanction linebackers coach Antonio Pierce arsenic their interim caput coach, according to sources. Pierce will make his caput coaching debut connected Sunday, Nov. 5th against nan Giants, a squad he spent 5 years with, winning Super Bowl XLII.

Since nan 1995 season, nan Raiders person had 12 caput coaches and 2 interium caput coaches. Both Jon Gruden and Art Shell had 2 abstracted stints arsenic caput coach. Only 1 Raiders caput coach lasted much than 3 seasons, and that was Gruden from 1998-2001 (64 games).

McDaniel’s was nan Raiders 8th caput coach since Mark Davis took complete arsenic proprietor successful 2011. Davis moved nan squad from Oakland to Las Vegas, and connected January 22, 2020, nan squad was officially declared nan "Las Vegas Raiders" successful a ceremonial astatine Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders person only made nan playoffs doubly since 2003, including nan 2021 play pinch Rich Bisaccia arsenic interim caput coach. The Raiders past Super Bowl quality was pursuing an AFC Championship play successful 2002.

Raiders Offense and Odds

The Raiders discourtesy has struggled and grounded to people astatine slightest 20 points successful immoderate of its 8 games this season. Las Vegas’ 268 yards per crippled discourtesy is tied pinch nan NY Giants for worst successful nan league.

Leading online sportsbooks presently person nan Raiders likelihood astatine 300/1 to triumph Super Bowl LVIII, which is played astatine Allegiant Stadium successful Las Vegas connected Feb. 11, 2024. Just up of nan 2023 season, nan Raiders likelihood to triumph nan Super Bowl were 45/1 to 50/1.

The Raiders over/under play triumph total up of nan 2023 play was 6.5.

The Raiders remaining schedule includes:

  • Nov. 5 - New York Giants
  • Nov. 12 - New York Jets
  • Nov. 19 - astatine Miami
  • Nov. 26 - Kansas City
  • Dec. 10 - Minnesota
  • Dec. 14 - Los Angeles Chargers (Thursday)
  • Dec. 25 - astatine Kansas City (Monday)
  • Dec. 31 - astatine Indianapolis
  • Jan. 7 - Denver

Following nan crippled against nan Denver Broncos and anterior to nan Super Bowl Feb. 11, 2024, nan Raiders will apt prime a caller caput coach pinch plentifulness of candidates names to aboveground successful nan weeks ahead.

The squad will besides powerfully see Champ Kelly arsenic nan caller wide head aft nan Raiders announced they are promoting him from adjunct GM to interim wide manager. Reports are that Kelly has played a important domiciled successful nan Raiders pro and assemblage scouting efforts and unit decisions nan past 2 years.

That follows a 2020 NFL Draft people of six players, including 2 first information picks. None of nan six players stay connected nan squad aliases successful nan Raiders organization, which needs plentifulness of caller leadership, chemistry and cohesion moving forward.

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