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Raiders’ Josh McDaniels should not be a head coach within the NFL

Give it up, Josh.

Give it up, Josh.
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The one factor worse than Josh McDaniels being a confirmed loser on the helm of a group is that he is additionally a recognized cheater.

The one factor worse than Josh McDaniels being a confirmed loser on the helm of a group is that he is additionally a recognized cheater.

But the Las Vegas Raiders regarded the opposite approach and employed him anyway.

That is why it is unattainable to really feel unhealthy for the Raiders and their 0-2 begin to the season following their epic collapse to the Arizona Cardinals in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The Raiders’ 29-23 extra time loss represented the most important blown lead — 20 factors — in franchise historical past.

One way or the other, the Raiders led, 23-7, going into the fourth quarter. However they have been outscored 22-0 within the fourth and extra time.

The Playing cards outscored the Raiders, 16-0 within the fourth. They gained the sport on a 59-yard fumble return in OT.

For positive, Hunter Renfrow’s fumble sealed the Raiders’ destiny.

Nonetheless, the blame for this debacle has to go on McDaniels.

Up 23-7 with 12:24 left, the Raiders ought to have been working the ball. As an alternative, McDaniels had Derek Carr throw the ball. A mistake.

In OT, after the Raiders bought the ball again, they only wanted a subject purpose to win. In Cardinals’ territory, Las Vegas simply wanted just a few extra yards to kick a cushty subject purpose to win. As an alternative, McDaniels went to throw once more, twice to Renfrow. I’ve fumbled it each instances. The second fumble was recovered by the Playing cards. Ballgame.

Some coaches can be fired after such a malpractice. Not McDaniels. The Raiders nonetheless suppose he is the neatest man within the room. Sadly, McDaniels has lived off the plate of Invoice Belichick. One way or the other, dumb homeowners proceed to provide McDaniels credit score for achievement in New England.

And why anybody would rent a coach from the Belichick teaching tree is mindless. The path of failures is a mile lengthy, together with Joe Decide, Charlie Weiss, and Matt Patricia.

Shockingly, the Raiders made a training rent mistake. They did it with Jon Gruden, signing him to a ridiculous 10-year, $100 million contract. That reign blew up when it was uncovered that Gruden’s emails whereas with ESPN have been stuffed with hate discuss anybody who wasn’t a white male in an influence place.

The stuff was vile.

And regardless of the bombshell publicity which led to Gruden resigning, the Raiders bounced again.

Below interim coach Wealthy Bisaccia, they turned their season round, going 10-7. They gained their final 4 video games and made the playoffs.

Nonetheless, Davis wasn’t impressed and felt like he wanted an enormous title coach. Enter McDaniels.

Most thought he would have by no means gotten one other likelihood when he pulled out of the Indianapolis Colts job on the final minute in 2018, after initially accepting the deal.

For many, it might have been a dying knell. Not for Teflon Josh. In his first head teaching gig, he was fired. Not for shifting up within the draft to get the awful Tim Tebow within the first spherical. He was not issued a pink slip as a result of the Broncos (11-17) couldn’t win and reeked throughout his tenure.

The large purpose was that McDaniels was caught dishonest, recording the 49ers’ walkthrough in London earlier than a sport. He was funded $50,000 by the NFL.

The place have we seen this film earlier than? Oh yeah, Belichick obtained the largest superb for a coach within the league for Spygate. Sure, the fruit does not fall removed from the tree.

That ought to have been it for McDaniels. That fame ought to have made him unhireable. Who would need somebody so dishonest to run their franchise, soil the group’s standing within the league?

Yep, the Raiders.

They deserve one another.

It has been a very long time for the reason that late, nice Al Davis was on the highest of his sport as proprietor and the Raiders have been, certainly, all about simply successful, child.

The present Raiders simply cannot get it proper and are all the time tripping over their very own ft.

The final time the Raiders gained a Tremendous Bowl was 1984, nearly 40 years in the past.

And after watching McDaniels’ Raiders the primary two video games out of the gate within the desert, it does not appear to be they’re any nearer this season.

Raiders’ followers can attempt to persuade themselves issues will get higher, not worse.

However an excellent measuring stick is that the Kansas Chiefs dropped a straightforward 44 on the Cardinals. But, Arizona beat the Raiders at their very own crib. Vegas, in some way, got here into the sport as the favourite. It would take a season or two earlier than the Raiders notice they employed McFraud, not McDaniels.


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