A rabid wolverine released into the locker room would do less damage to the Raiders than Josh McDaniels.
I wrote that in the early morning hours of January 31, 2022 as part of my article reacting to the Las Vegas hiring former Broncos coach, Josh McDaniels.
Fast forward to the end of week 9 in the 2022 season. The Raiders now sit at 2-6 in last place in the AFC West, behind the even the stumbling Denver Broncos. Their game on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars came to an unceremonious end after Las Vegas dominated the Jags for the 1st half and then completely collapsed, again, in the 2nd half.
17+ point blown leads by Raiders in franchise history— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) November 6, 2022
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Half of Las Vegas’ losses this season are from blown leads.
Despite not having won a playoff game in what looks like will be 20-years this coming January and not winning a Super Bowl since the end of the 1983 season, Raiders fans are not happy with how the Josh McDaniels era is going so far. You would think they would be used to not winning by now.
Let’s be honest, it took awhile for McDaniels to ruin and embarrass the Broncos franchise, I admire the fact that he’s really taken the bull by the horns and has crashed the Raiders season deep into the Las Vegas desert well before Thanksgiving.
Shockingly, the Raiders faithful have had enough of the Josh McDaniels circus act.
Can somebody leak McDaniels emails please ?!?! #Raiders— RaiderByNature (@raider_by) October 30, 2022
What really stings is that the Raiders went to the playoffs last year with the guy that owner Mark Davis fired. The feeling of loss is apparent.
Who could have seen this coming? I mean besides every Broncos fan that ever watched Josh McDaniels coach.
Needless to say, the sour feelings don’t end with the fans. It’s clear that frustration with McDaniels’ ineptitude, arrogance, and outright baffoonery is starting to leak into the Raider locker room.
I was just watching #Raiders postgame on YouTube. #Carr said, “there’s a lot I wanna say now that I can’t say here but I’ll tell him (McDaniels) face to face.”— SeeSawRrr Kx5 Ember Shores (@SeeSawRrr) November 6, 2022
Reporter asked follow up to that & Raiders staff abruptly cut the stream
Raiders podcasters were shook #NFL
"There's no reason why we should be losing games like this and it's frustrating. If we played for a shitty team, then it's one thing. But that's not what it is." - #Raiders WR Davante Adams— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) November 6, 2022
Of course, McDaniels will likely look himself in the mirror, take a deep breath, and begin to blame everyone but himself for the Raiders failures.
Remember, this is the quarterback who got the Raiders to the playoffs twice in the last 20-years. He must be the problem.
It’s going to be interesting to see where the Raiders go from here. Either they hook their wagon to McDaniels and he will legitimately get rid of everyone the fans love, or they will be smart and cut ways with him as soon as possible. My guess? I can’t wait to see where Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller, and Maxx Crosby end up next year. Also, it’s going to be neat to see what Patriot retreads will be brought in to replace them.
Oh Josh, you’re the gift that keeps on giving. Keep up the excellent work. You’re doing great.
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