Toucher & Rich react to Raiders firing Josh McDaniels, GM David Ziegler
The Las Vegas Raiders have fired head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler after the team’s disappointing 3-5 season record. This decision came shortly after a 26-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Linebackers coach Antonio Pierce is expected to take over as the interim coach, having resigned from his assistant position at Arizona State. McDaniels, in his second season with the Raiders, had a 9-16 record. The Raiders have struggled with offensive issues, ranking near the bottom in yards per game and points per contest. Owner Mark Davis has yet to announce plans for a coaching search or a permanent replacement for McDaniels.
McDaniels and Ziegler, appointed in January 2022, took charge of a team that had posted a 10-7 record, making an unexpected playoff appearance during the 2021 season. This playoff berth was only the second for the organization since 2002. The team achieved this under the interim leadership of coach Rich Bisaccia and the then-General Manager, Mike Mayock, who stepped in after coach Jon Gruden’s mid-season resignation.
During this morning’s Toucher and Rich radio program, the guys discussed the firing of Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach McDaniels and general manager Ziegler. They criticized the decision and discussed the team’s poor performance and missed opportunities during McDaniels’ tenure. The hosts also mentioned the possibility of McDaniels returning to the New England Patriots and questioned the owner’s decision-making.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.