This is exactly what you call a “poverty franchise.”
Earlier this week, Las Vegas Raiders owner gave first-year head coach Josh McDaniels a vote of confidence after there were rumblings that he could be fired after the team’s loss to the Colts, saying that McDaniels is “dong a fantastic job” despite the team being 2-7 and taken a huge step back from where they were a year ago.
But according to Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, the reason the the Raiders are keeping McDaniels is more about money than his performance as the Raiders head coach.
“I’m saying right now: Josh McDaniels will be the coach this year and next year,” Plaschke said during ESPN’s Around the Horn on Tuesday. “Raiders don’t have the money to fire him, to pay him off. They’re cash-poor.”
McDaniels took over a Raiders team that went 10-7 and made the playoffs with interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who took over when Jon Gruden stepped down. This past offseason, the Raiders traded for Davante Adams and looked to be a team that was ready to take a step forward and compete for something much larger than a playoff berth but a little more than halfway through the season, the Raiders have already matched the umber of losses from last year.
McDaniels took over a Las Vegas team that went 10-7 and made the playoffs before falling to Cincinnati in the Wild Card round.
A little more than halfway into this season, the Raiders have already matched the number of losses from last year.