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Mark Davis on Josh McDaniels status

Mark Davis on Josh McDaniels status

Henderson, Nev. — Shortly after Josh McDaniels shared his perspective Las Vegas RaidersMonday future, a day later stunning 25-20 loss from Indianapolis Colts That dropped his team to 2-7, owner Mark Davis revealed to ESPN that he is a first-year head coach and will be patient with the program he is building.

“People in today’s world want instant gratification. The guy’s the coach nine games in. We’re 2-7, not the results we’re looking for but at the same time we’ve lost six one-score games with the ball and a chance to finally win,” Davis told ESPN.

Asked about the vote of confidence in McDaniels, who was hired in January, Davis said it happened when he signed him to a contract.

“I gave him my vote of confidence when I signed him to coach the Raiders. That’s when I gave it to him,” he told ESPN.

Davies added: “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Earlier Monday, McDaniels said he would stay the course amid rumors about his job security.

“We’re building,” McDaniels said at his weekly Monday media conference. “I never used the word ‘rebuild,’ or anything like that. This is the National Football League; it’s not five years to do it.

“There’s a process we’re trying to go through. Of course, it’s slower and more painful than anyone would like it to be.”

And while McDaniels said he hasn’t been reassured about his position by Davis in “some big secret meetings” in recent weeks, McDaniels said he’ll continue to try to lay a foundation for the future.

“I’m going to control what I can control and what I can do in my job, and part of that is continuing to think about the future and what’s going to happen next year and here in the next few months,” McDaniels said.

“If someone tells me it’s time, then it’s time.”

Expectations were high for Las Vegas after an improbable run to 10-7 and the playoffs last season under interim coach Rich Bisaccia and general manager Mike Mayock, after which Davis opted to bring in McDaniels and Dave Ziegler as GMs. New England Patriots.

But the Raiders started 0-3. And after winning two out of three, they lost their last three games in disappointing fashion, being shut out by them New Orleans Saints and former coach Dennis Allen, a 17-0 lead (their third loss of the season). Jacksonville JaguarsAnd then Sunday’s loss to the Colts, who had a coach who had never coached Jeff Saturday above the high school level, an offensive coordinator who had never called Parks Frazier in the NFL before and a 37-year-old quarterback who was benched earlier this season. Matt Ryan.

“We’re trying to do nothing but win every game, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do,” McDaniels said. “I think the reality is, I understand the short-term history of this place. I’ve been educated about it; they’ve talked to me about it when I’ve been here — trying to do something together that can last and sustain and win. Can and win and win and win and win. We’re not doing it enough now, and we understand that. But at the same time, it was vision for us, trying to figure out what’s going to be part of the future. , what’s not. And we It will affect how you proceed.

“When you go through change, there are things you’re going to see initially, and there are things you’re going to see over time. When you’ve had enough opportunity to evaluate that and ultimately try to get it right, This is the chance you’ve been waiting for.”

McDaniels said the goal is to have “a culture and the type of people on the team that continue to try to keep year after year” in Las Vegas.

“I understand the short-term frustration. I do. I really do.”

McDaniels is 13-24 as an NFL head coach after previously going 11-17 Denver Broncos Before being fired in his second season in 2010. He started his coaching career going 6-0 with the Broncos but has since gone just 7-24.

Also on Monday, the Raiders made a move to help their defense, claiming a 2019 first-round pick Jerry Tillery Waiver off Los Angeles Chargers. Tillery, a defensive tackle who was waived by the Chargers last week, has 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 54 career games.

The No. 28 overall pick in 2019, the Chargers declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Tillery’s rookie contract in the offseason. He appeared in seven games this season but did not start. He recorded a sack and forced a fumble.


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