After three straight losses, it can be anticipated that Josh McDaniels would be fired but McDaniels got a public vote of confidence on Sunday from Raiders owner Mark Davis.
During the Raiders’ 24-17 loss to the Chargers, a group of Raiders fans got near Davis’ box at SoFi Stadium, and they very loudly let Davis know that they wanted him to fire McDaniels.
Instead of ignoring the fans, Davis vehemently responded by YELLING at the fans to “smarten up” and by essentially letting them know that McDaniels isn’t going anywhere.
Davis clearly thinks that firing McDaniels would be a horrible idea. Not only does he tell the fans to “smarten up,” but he also points to his head multiple times as if to tell the fans they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Raiders’ fans are frustrated.
McDaniels is just 7-14 since being hired and he’s lost six of his past seven games dating to last season.
He also drew the ire of fans when he made a bizarre decision to kick a field goal in a Week 3 games where his team was trailing by eight with just minutes to play.
The Raiders ended up losing that game 23-18.
McDaniels has been on the job for less than one-and-a-half seasons and there’s no way Davis is going to fire him after that amount of time unless he loses every game for the rest of the season.
McDaniels replaced Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who went 7-5 during his brief tenure as head coach.
Bisaccia was considered for the full-time job after leading the Raiders to the playoffs, but Davis hired McDaniels instead.
Bisaccia ended up in Green Bay as the Packers’ special teams coach and he’ll be returning to Las Vegas this week when the Raiders play host to the Packers on Monday night.