Antonio Pierce’s Opening Statement As New Raiders HC Will Make You Want To Run Through A Wall

You only get one chance to make your first impression and Antonio Pierce did not disappoint.

Pierce was appointed as the interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after the team fired head coach Josh McDaniels and based on his opening press conference, he seems ready to take on the challenge.

The 45-year-old has been with the team since 2022 as a linebackers coach. He had his first press conference on Wednesday and said he wants to put a team out there that will make fans proud:

“The Raider pride. The commitment to excellence. And making sure our alumni, our fans, and Raider Nation are proud of what they see on the field,” he said. “We’re tired of losing. It’s not a good feeling. We’re a production-based business.”

Ironically, Pierce’s first game as the Raiders interim coach will come against the New York Giants, whom the 45-year-old played four seasons for from 2005 to 2009. Pierce was a team captain on the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl team that upset the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42.


You can watch Pierce’s full press conference here.