The terrible Josh McDaniels ‘Era’ is finally over for the Las Vegas Raiders but it still ended too late for most fans. They still can’t believe team owner Mark Davis appointed the former Denver Broncos failure based on his track record. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t do anything right in Las Vegas and it simply can’t be argued that his firing was not long overdue.
In the end, they kept him because of his outrageous contract. But he placed the franchise in an untenable position because he was running them into the ground. Find out why Davis finally – and rightfully – pulled the trigger and fired McDaniels in addition to General Manager Dave Ziegler right here.
A Playoff Team
One of the shocking aspects of the McDaniels Era that’s easy to forget is that he inherited a playoff team. Yes, they scraped into the postseason in 2021 with a 10-7 record under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia after Jon Gruden was fired amidst a scandal that year. It was a foundation for them to improve the following season. In the end, that’s clearly not what happened (via ESPN).
Many Las Vegas fans wanted Mark Davis to give Bisaccia the full-time job. However, he opted to replace the interim head coach with McDaniels and paid the price. Then the popular Bisaccia left the Raiders and joined the Packers as their special teams coach. It immediately placed McDaniels under pressure he couldn’t live up to. And as the losses mounted, his firing became long overdue.