Las Vegas Raiders, the American football team from the National Football League (NFL), sacked coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler on Tuesday, after the Raiders lost to their league counterparts Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football.”
This move by the football team comes after the Raiders lost to NFL counterpart Detroit Lions 26-14 during “Monday Night Football.”
According to reports, Raiders owner, Mark Davis said in a statement that he had thought a lot about what his team needed to do “to move forward,” and after that he had made a decision to “part ways” with McDaniels and Ziegler. Davis also thanked both the coach and the general manager for their “hard work” and wished both their families “nothing but the best.”
However, as per reports, on being asked as to why both of them were sacked, Davis provided a “no comment” as an answer.
McDaniels and Ziegler were brought into the Raiders in January 2022 and they inherited a squad who made a sensational playoff run in the 2021 season. During the time they were hired, Davis reportedly said that both of them were selected in order to take the team the “next step.”
However, things didn’t work out as per what was required as the Raiders achieved a miserable 9-16 that too without a playoff appearance. Additionally, McDaniels ended his term with the third-worst record for any coach who coached at least 25 matches.
For now, the Raiders have chosen their current linebackers coach Antonio Pierce as the interim head coach while appointing their existing assistant general manager, Champ Kelly as the general manager. They will be starting to search for a head coach and general manager after the end of this season.
As per reports, it’s believed that the Raiders will be playing a rather undermining season in 2023 with ESPN’s Football Power Index just giving them a mere 2% chance of making it to the playoffs.
Additionally, the team doesn’t have any players with whom they can make an impact in the league and most notably, they lack serious depth in young players on their roster. It’s also reported that breaking this team won’t be an easy task as the Raiders did not make any moves during the trade deadline as well.
Experts predict that the Raiders will not be a good and competing team for at least two upcoming seasons while also stating that Davis must make “the right hires” in order to turn things around.
Q1. What is the National Football League?
Ans1. The National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football league which consists of 32 teams competing every year for the league title.
Q2. Who is Mark Davis?
Ans2. Mark Davis is an American businessman and is the controlling owner and managing general partner of the NFL team, the Las Vegas Raiders.
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