Raiders request interview with Josh McDaniels

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We reported last week that the Raiders were preparing to make a run at Josh McDaniels, and now they’re making their move.

The Raiders have requested an interview with McDaniels, according to multiple reports.

The longtime top assistant to Bill Belichick with the Patriots, McDaniels has been the Patriots’ offensive coordinator since 2012 and was also an assistant in New England from 2001 to 2008. He had a brief stint as head coach of the Broncos in 2009 and 2010 and also spent a season as offensive coordinator of the Rams in 2011.

McDaniels came so close to becoming the head coach in Indianapolis in 2018 that the Colts actually announced he had been hired, but McDaniels withdrew from the position and decided to stay in New England. He hasn’t been as hot a head-coaching candidate since then, but the Raiders may be the team that becomes the right fit.

24 responses to “Raiders request interview with Josh McDaniels

  1. bahahahahahahaha, of course they did!

    The Raiders are one step above the Lions for biggest dumpster fire team in the NFL.

    Moving to Vegas was their biggest mistake, they have no fan base there….next to their poor taste and choice of HC’s recently.

  2. It will be a big loss for the Pats if he leaves, but he has definitely earned the opportunity.

  3. Can’t trust his word based on the incident with the Colts. Burned 31 bridges as far as I’m concerned.

  4. Cry all you want. As a New England fan Josh is a great innovative offensive mind who also has shown he can develop quarterbacks. Forget Denver, what are we gonna judge Belichick on Cleveland? Many coaches have proved they’ve grown the second time around. Admittedly, I didn’t like the Indy move because he left other coaches hanging. But we have guys with HC jobs in the league that have done worse.

  5. Don’t do it Josh. The Raiders are a mess and the division is very tough. You will be battling for a wild card playoff spot forever.

  6. Only the Raiders could screw this up. Of all the candidates they could choose including Biccacia, they even have more choices sense Harbaugh is only interested in the Raiders gig and they are like nah, whats Josh McDaniels up to these days. Talk about overthinking it.

  7. It would be soooo Raider of them to hire McDaniels over Bisaccia. Let’s get it done!

  8. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    January 27, 2022 at 4:51 pm
    Don’t do it Josh. The Raiders are a mess and the division is very tough. You will be battling for a wild card playoff spot forever.


    They were the 5 seed, right above the Pats at 6.

    New England is looking at battling for a wild card spot for as long as Josh Allen stays healthy.

  9. Why, so he can alienate all the current players and trade the best ones away, then jump ship after consecutive losing seasons? They’d be better off keeping Bisacci than hiring McDaniels. Whatever. The Raiders are consistent in doing one thing–making dumb decisions.

  10. I swear I also saw a story today that he was no longer under consideration by LV. So now Im just confused.

  11. How many coaches have been hired because they were a part of team that had a great qb and ended up being terrible head coach? This is another example

  12. Donkey rerun that’s ridden on the backs of great veteran QBs manning and Brady. He’s nothing without a gold jacket arm and a top ten D.

    Big mistake

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