Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis had a closed-door meeting with his head coach, Josh McDaniels, following a third-straight loss. Something or nothing?
The 2022 season has been highly disappointing on all fronts for the Raiders. Big name free signing Chandler Jones has been nowhere to be found. In fact, his snaps decreased today. Derek Carr and the McDaniels-led offense have sputtered out of the gate. Appalling drops by Darren Waller, fumbles by Hunter Renfrow, and outright horrendous offensive line play have hindered any progress. It should be noted, though, maybe in McDaniels’ defense, that all three losses by the Raiders were winnable. Had it not been for a few miscues, Las Vegas could easily be 2-1 right now.
Regardless, the team is winless, a distinction that now belongs solely to the Silver and Black. Clearly, no one would blame Davis if he’s having doubts already. He’s made a hefty investment in this new regime, stepping aside to allow general manager Dave Ziegler to build him a championship team. Regrettably, Ziegler’s choice for head coach isn’t delivering right now.
#Raiders coach Josh McDaniels enters interview room after a lengthy closed-door meeting with owner Mark Davis.
â€” Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) September 25, 2022
Raiders News: Is Josh McDaniels already in hot water with owner Mark Davis?
As originally reported by ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, McDaniel was noticeably late to the press conference following the game’s conclusion by a few minutes. It was at that time that Gutierrez mentioned the closed-door meeting. Of course, it goes without saying that we won’t know what was said between Davis and McDaniels. It was all smiles when Davis introduced the power duo of McDaniels and Ziegler back in January. Disastrously, that’s now a distant memory for most Raiders fans and, in all likelihood, for Davis as well. The lofty expectations bestowed on the Raiders were justified following an impressive offseason.
It appears that there’s much to be fixed with the roster, but the coaching, scheming, and play calling have been an utter catastrophe, such as the decision to abandon the run game in crucial parts of the game. It’s doubtful we will know what was said by the owner any time soon, but it definitely will create speculation and conjecture surrounding McDaniels this week with the Denver Broncos up next.
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