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In a statement, Las Vegas announced the departure of its head coach and general manager, David Ziegler.
Las Vegas Raiders They shot want Head coach Josh McDaniels and General Manager David ZieglerThe team announced this Tuesday night.
“After much thought as to what testers Going forward, I decided to part ways Josh And Dave“The owner announced in a statement. “I want to thank them both for their hard work and wish them and their families the best.”
The testers They plan to name linebackers coach Antonio Pierce Head coach Interim, sources told Adam Schefter ESPN.
Davis had no further comment when contacted. ESPN.
Movements occur one day later testers They lost 26-14 to the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football” in Week 8, leaving the team with a 3-5 record on the season.
Josh McDaniels He was president in his second campaign testers After signing a six-year contract in January 2022. He had more than four years left on that contract Las Vegas Obliged to pay.
Josh McDaniels He finished his time with the Raiders with a 9–16 record and no playoff appearances, the third-worst record for a Raiders coach coached for at least 25 games.
The testers McDaniels was hired after the 2021 season when Davis decided not to keep interim head coach Rich Pisaccia in the full-time role, although he led the team to a surprise playoff appearance.
Josh McDaniels And Ziegler They were aggressive in their first offseason, trading first- and second-round picks to acquire Davante Adams, giving defensive end Chandler Jones a big deal in free agency and extending the contracts of Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby, Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow.
However, these movements did not translate into positive results on the field Josh McDaniels Davis couldn’t produce the high-octane offense he hoped for when he hired him and struggled to win games.
The testers They lost five games after blowing double-digit leads, tying a record that included blowing a 20-0 lead in their home opener against the Arizona Cardinals, the largest slump in franchise history. Las Vegas competes with Jeff Saturday in the Colts’ first game against Indianapolis as the team’s interim head coach.
Josh McDaniels He benched Carr at the end of last season and eventually left him testers Nothing in return for a starting quarterback who ended up getting a $150 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Josh McDaniels He acquired his alma mater Jimmy Garoppolo with the New England Patriots as the new starting quarterback and offense regressed, becoming the first team since 2009 to score fewer than 20 offensive points in each of the first eight games of the season. the season
The past two weeks have been particularly humiliating as Las Vegas lost 30-12 to the Chicago Bears and the team, without undrafted rookie quarterback and former NCAA Division II player Tyson Pageant, was completely ineffective in Monday night’s loss at Detroit.
Information from the AP was used to write this story.