Raiders’ Josh McDaniels shouldn’t be a head coach within the NFL

Josh McDaniels

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

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

That’s why it’s unimaginable 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 additional time loss represented the most important blown lead — 20 factors — in franchise historical past.

By some means, the Raiders led, 23-7, going into the fourth quarter. However they have been outscored 22-0 within the fourth and additional 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 acquired the ball again, they only wanted a area aim to win. In Cardinals’ territory, Las Vegas simply wanted a couple of extra yards to kick a cushty area aim to win. As an alternative, McDaniels went to throwing once more, twice to Renfrow. He 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’s the neatest man within the room. Sadly, McDaniels has lived off the plate of Invoice Belichick. By some means, dumb house owners proceed to provide McDaniels credit score for fulfillment in New England.

And why anybody would rent a coach from the Belichick teaching tree is unnecessary. The path of failures is a mile lengthy, together with Joe Choose, 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 speak about 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.

Beneath 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 identify coach. Enter McDaniels.

Most thought he would have by no means gotten one other probability 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 transferring up within the draft to get the awful Tim Tebow within the first spherical. He wasn’t issued a pink slip as a result of the Broncos (11-17) couldn’t win and reeked throughout his tenure.

The massive cause was that McDaniels was caught cheating, recording the 49ers’ walkthrough in London earlier than a sport. He was fined $50,000 by the NFL.

The place have we seen this film earlier than? Oh yeah, Belichick acquired the most important high quality for a coach within the league for Spygate. Sure, the fruit doesn’t fall removed from the tree.

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

Yep, the Raiders.

They deserve one another.

It’s been a very long time because the late, nice Al Davis was on the highest of his sport as proprietor and the Raiders have been, certainly, all about simply profitable, child.

The present Raiders simply can’t get it proper and are at all times 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 doesn’t appear like they’re any nearer this season.

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

However measuring stick is that the Kansas Chiefs dropped a simple 44 on the Cardinals. But, Arizona beat the Raiders at their very own crib. Vegas, one way or the other, got here into the sport as the favourite. It’d take a season or two earlier than the Raiders understand they employed McFraud, not McDaniels.

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