HENDERSON, Nev. — Not long after Josh McDaniel shared his vision for the future of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, a day after a 25-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts dropped the team to 2-7, owner Mark Davis said. ESPN announced that it will wait patiently for its first-year head coach and the program he is building.
“People in today’s world want instant gratification. The guy has coached nine games. We’re 2-7, not the result we want, but at the same time we’ve lost six one-point games with the ball and luck. To win at the end,” Davis told ESPN.
Asked about the vote of confidence in McDaniels, who was hired in January, Davis said he signed the contract.
“When I signed him to be the coach of the Raiders, I gave him a vote of confidence. That’s when I gave it,” he told ESPN.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” Davis added.
Earlier Monday, McDaniel said he would stay the course amid talk of job security.
“We’re building,” McDaniel said on Monday’s weekly media conference. I never used the word “rebuilding” or anything like that. It’s the National Football League, there are five years to do this.
“There’s a process we’re trying to go through. It’s certainly slower and more painful than anyone would like.”
And while McDaniel has not been given confirmation on the situation in “some big secret meeting” by Davis in recent weeks, McDaniel said he will continue to try to build a foundation for the future.
“I’m going to control what I can control and do the best I can with my job, and part of that is continuing to think about the future and what’s going to happen next year and beyond the next few months here,” McDaniels said.
“If someone tells me that my time is up, then my time is up.”
Expectations were high for Las Vegas after a 10-7 finish and a playoff run in the final season under interim coach Rich Bisaccia and general manager Mike Mayock, who then opted to bring in Davis McDaniel and Dave Ziegler as new GMs. British veterans.
But the Raiders started 0-3. And after winning two of three, they’ve lost their last three games in spectacular fashion, shutout by the New Orleans Saints and former coach Dennis Allen, a 17-0 rout of the Jaguars in Jacksonville (their third loss of the year), and then Sunday’s loss to the Colts, coached by Jeff Saturday, who hasn’t coached since high school. Frazier, an offensive coordinator who had never called a game in the NFL before, was replaced by Parks Frazier and the 37-year-old quarterback earlier this season. Matt Ryan.
“We’re not trying to do anything other than win every game, and we’re going to continue to do that,” McDaniel said. I think the reality is, I understand the short-term history of this place, it’s where I learned it, they talked to me about it when I came here – I’m trying to find something that’s sustainable and sustainable and winning. Win and win and win. We’re not doing enough right now, and we understand that, but that was the vision for us, trying to figure out what the body of the future would be and what it wasn’t. And how we move forward will have an impact on that.
“When you go through a change, there are certain things you see at the beginning, and there are certain things you see over time. If you have enough opportunity to make those assessments and finally try to fix it, that’s the opportunity you’ve been hoping for.”
McDaniel said the goal is to have “the culture and the type of people on the team who try to maintain that year after year” in Las Vegas.
“I understand the short-term frustration, I do, of course I do.”
McDaniels is 13-24 as an NFL head coach after going 11-17 with the Denver Broncos before being fired in his second season in 2010. He started his coaching career with a 6-0 record against the Broncos but went 7-24. .
Also on Monday, the Raiders made a move to help their defense by claiming a 2019 first-round pick Jerry Tillery Freelance from the Los Angeles Chargers. Defensive tackle Tilley, who was waived by the Chargers last week, has 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 54 career games.
With the No. 28 overall pick in 2019, the Chargers declined in the offseason to pick up the fifth-year option on Tillery’s rookie contract. He played in seven games this season but did not start. He recorded a sack and forced a fumble.