In a shocking turn of events following their loss to the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football,” the Las Vegas Raiders have dismissed both their coach, Josh McDaniels, and GM Dave Ziegler.
It’s a stark contrast to a mere three years ago when the Detroit Lions themselves faced a humiliating defeat on national television, leading to the termination of coach Matt Patricia and general manager Brad Holmes.
This time, however, the Lions triumphed with a 26-14 victory over the Raiders on MNF, showcasing a staggering difference in yards gained, with the Lions accumulating 486 to the Raiders’ 157.
McDaniels’ tenure with the Raiders, which lasted only 1.5 seasons with a 9-16 record, saw its premature end much to everyone’s surprise, especially considering rumors that owner Mark Davis had given McDaniels until the 2024 season to revamp the franchise. However, the lackluster offensive performance on MNF seemed to have been the last straw for Davis.
Reflecting on the decision, Davis commented, “After deeply considering the path forward for the Raiders, it’s evident that parting ways with Josh and Dave is the right choice. I’m grateful for their contributions and wish them well in their future endeavors.”
This marks another setback in the legacy of the Bill Belichick coaching lineage. But hope remains for the Raiders as linebackers coach Antonio Pierce steps up as the interim head coach, and assistant GM Champ Kelly takes over as interim general manager.