Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is having an awful season with his team.
While this is his second run as an NFL head coach, nothing is going any differently from his first run as a head coach.
However, there’s an update on McDaniels’ job status with the Raiders.
Josina Anderson Says McDaniels Is “Safe” From Being Fired
On Monday, NFL insider Josina Anderson made a tweet stating McDaniels is safe from being fired.
League source on the status of the #Raiders: “Josh (McDaniels) is safe. Don’t believe crowd noise. Everyone is disappointed, but no one is panicking. We all feel we have a good team, we just have to finish games better.”
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 7, 2022
Despite the Raiders having a 2-6 record, the team is sticking with their coach.
As Anderson points out, the Raiders aren’t panicking over their situation this season.
However, it’s not stopping fans from being angry their superstar team is doing poorly this season.
Despite having a stellar offense with Davante Adams, Derek Carr, and Josh Jacobs, the Raiders are losing games.
But these losses aren’t from a lack of offense, it’s from their defense blowing leads.
Raiders Defense Has Blown Three 17-Point Leads This Season
It’s hard to win games when the defense can’t hold off opposing offenses.
This is the issue with the Raiders defense, who have blown three 17-point leads this season.
The Raiders have blown three 17-point leads this season.
That is tied for the most in a single season in NFL history.
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— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 6, 2022
The statistic puts the Raiders in a tie for most 17+ point leads blown in a single season.
While some people blame Carr and the offense, it’s clear the defense is the issue.
If they can turn their defensive woes around, maybe the Raiders season won’t be completely lost.
However, it takes better play calling from the team to help ensure their defense doesn’t allow leads to slip away.