There’s a new sheriff in town for the Las Vegas Raiders. With him, he brings a different offensive scheme that’ll present a challenge for his players.
Josh McDaniels, the longtime New England Patriots offensive coordinator, has his own philosophy and way of doing things. It’s certainly a change from what these Raiders are used to. Especially when you consider Jon Gruden and Greg Olson had their own way of executing the Silver and Black’s offense and play calling.
Raiders players are embracing the challenge from Josh McDaniels
Quarterback Derek Carr spoke to the media today and spoke on McDaniels’ system, giving both praise and insight.
“Once you see his system, you see why it was so successful. Josh [McDaniels] has a great track record of success. It’s exciting to be coached by him. He’s demanding but he’s great to be around.”
Despite his shortcomings during his first stint as a head coach with the Denver Broncos, McDaniels learned from those mistakes. As an offensive coordinator with the Patriots, his resume speaks for itself. He coached Tom Brady to multiple Super Bowl wins and both Matt Cassell and Mac Jones to winning records as the offensive coordinator for each of those quarterbacks. It’s a proven system that’s tried and true, and now Carr is next in line.
“It’s a challenging system, but I love a good challenge.”
Carr wasn’t the only one that’s embracing the changes, tight end Darren Waller shared a few words on the matter. Like Rob Gronkowski, Waller has an opportunity to take his game to another level this season under his new coach. With mandatory minicamp underway, there’s no doubt that we’ll get more insight into this transition under McDaniels.
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