The Las Vegas Raiders have had enough.
The team announced Tuesday night that it has fired coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler.
“After much thought to determine what the Raiders need for the future, I have decided to cut points with Josh and Dave. I want to thank them for their work and wish them and their families the best,” commented owner Mark Davis.
– Las Vegas Raiders (@raiders)
November 1, 2023
According to the network’s Adam Schefter espnthe Raiders will name running backs coach Antonio Pierce as interim head coach.
The Raiders missed the playoffs in the duo’s first season and are 3-5 so far in 2023. The team has lost its last two games, most recently to the Detroit Lions. Las Vegas is in third place in the NFC West division.
McDaniels and Ziegler were hired in January 2022 to replace Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock. Gruden resigned in October 2021 after an internal Chiefs investigation revealed disgraceful comments he made while working for Washington. For his part, Mayock was sacked in January 2022 after the Reds’ failures.
In 25 games behind the bench, McDaniels has a record of 9 wins and 16 losses.
“Hipster-friendly tv trailblazer. Problem solver. Infuriatingly humble introvert. Reader. Student. Subtly charming bacon maven.”