Raiders owner Mark Davis responds to calls for him to fire coach Josh McDaniels

The Raiders have had a disastrous start to the season.

by Dzevad Mesic
Raiders owner Mark Davis responds to calls for him to fire coach Josh McDaniels

Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated that head coach Josh McDaniels' job is pretty safe. The Raiders, who made several big moves in the offseason, own a very disappointing 2-7 record after their first nine games of the year.

On Sunday, the Raiders suffered another low after the Indianapolis Colts beat them 25-20 at Allegiant Stadium. Even before the Colts game, there were those who were calling for the Raiders to fire McDaniels. After another disappointing loss for the Raiders, those talks just increased.

But Davis seems to be happy with what McDaniels brings to the table. "When you sign someone to a contract, don't you expect him to fulfill the contract? I like Josh. I think he's doing a fantastic job. That's why I hired him," Davis said.

"We did an exhaustive search and found the person we believe is going to bring the Raiders to greatness," Davis said, per The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Davis, Derek Carr backed coach McDaniels

After the loss to the Colts, Raiders quarterback Carr openly admitted there were players on the team who weren't giving their best.

Also, Carr voiced his support for coach McDaniels and the entire Raiders coaching staff. “I can’t speak for everybody, for every man, what’s going on in their head. But I can tell you what’s going on in my head and I’m going to give it all that I can every single time.

You know, I don’t think so. I love Josh. I love our coaches. They’ve had nothing but success, you know? Way more success than I’ve ever had. I’m sorry for being emotional. I’m just pissed off by some of the things that a lot of us try and do just to practice.

What we put our bodies through just to sleep at night. And for that to be the result of all that effort pisses me off — pisses a lot of guys off. It’s hard knowing what some guys are doing, like I said, just to practice.

What they’re putting in their body just to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. And I wish everybody in that room felt the same way about this place. And as a leader, that pisses me off, if I’m being honest," Carr said.

This Sunday, the Raiders are playing the Denver Broncos. It remains to be seen if the Raiders can snap their three-game losing streak this Sunday.