There’s one question the media profusely asks new Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels. That question is, what “way” will he utilize to lead the Silver and Black into their new era of football? Let’s dive into this trending Raiders news story.
The new coach has mentioned that he will not be bringing the “Patriot Way” to Nevada with him. Throughout the NFL, coaches from the Bill Belichick branch have often been unsuccessful with their respected teams after moving from New England. Matt Patricia with the Detroit Lions and Josh McDaniels’ first go around as a head coach with the Denver Broncos are just two examples.
Raiders News: Which way is Josh McDaniels using?
In a recent press conference, McDaniels gave more insight into which way he plans to take the team. “This team has a huge history and tradition, and the will to win and the commitment to excellence you see at every corner of this building.” McDaniels doesn’t want to forget the history with his new chapter. However, the old “Raider Way” has not been successful thus far.
“[As] I said, that’s been in place for a long time. So, we are trying to live up to that every day that we can,” said McDaniels. It should be noted that while McDaniels is respecting the past, the team has made the playoffs twice since their 2002 Super Bowl loss. The old-school rebellious Raiders may not be the best option for the group.
According to Pro Football Reference, the Raiders concluded the 2021 season with 124 penalties and 24 turnovers. McDaniels is looking to turn away from those mistakes starting in training camp.
The “Raider Way”
This new approach is already off to a quick start at the Raiders’ training camp. One instance was when Derek Carr and rookie lineman Dylan Parham fumbled an exchange during practice. Both players ran a lap after the botched play. The new “Raider Way” shows the coaching staff’s attention to detail and discipline. It appears that McDaniels, by all intents and purposes, wants to keep the tradition of the iconic Raiders alive, all the while bringing a new sense of accountability.
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