Another significant reason why firing McDaniels was long overdue is because he lost the locker room. His players resented him and didn’t respect him. McDaniels faced an open attack on his authority from star receiver Davante Adams. The former Green Bay wideout openly admitted that he didn’t see ‘eye to eye’ on the team’s direction.
He also slammed his helmet on the ground after a measly one catch in their most recent loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night. This reflected badly on McDaniels because of his record. The coach has a history of spreading discontent every time he takes the hot seat. It’s difficult to lead if the players refuse to buy in to his plan (via ABC News).