Raiders News: Mark Davis Says Josh McDaniels Is Doing ‘Fantastic Job’
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Aug 26, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis (left) shakes hands with coach Josh McDaniels during the game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders’ 2022 season has been disappointing, to say the least, and the team hit another low when it lost to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10.

Raiders fans’ cries for Josh McDaniels to be fired only grew louder when he and the team were outplayed by a Colts team that was going through its own head-coaching drama. Week 10 marked Jeff Saturday’s debut on the sidelines, and with less than a week to prepare, he managed to outmaneuver McDaniels.

While the Silver and Black faithful are ready to send McDaniels off, owner Mark Davis gave him a resounding vote of confidence via Ed Graney of Las Vegas Review-Journal:

“As far as Josh goes, I have no issues,” Davis said. “I’m getting to know him a lot better. 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. You have to look at where we came from and where we’re going.

“We had a coach (Jon Gruden) with a 10-year contract and a 10-year plan, He had to leave the team last year. So we did an exhaustive search and found the person we believe is going to bring the Raiders to greatness in the future.”

Davis admitted that he feels the frustration of losing but is taking the long view when it comes to the organization:

“We’re in the process of building something,” Davis said. “Life isn’t static. It’s fluid. You want to win at the end of the year and be the one holding the trophy. Obviously, we’re not there yet. I know it’s frustrating for the fan base. I feel for them. I’m a fan as well.”

Patience is a good virtue for an owner to have, but Davis must realize that the first year of McDaniels’ tenure is troubling, to say the least. Another season of high hopes and optimism is down the drain, but perhaps the Raiders can at least close out the year on a high note with some much-needed wins.