Dave Ziegler Raiders Aug 26, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler walks off the field after the game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders currently sit at just 2-5 on the season just one year after making the playoffs with a 10-7 record. Raiders GM Dave Ziegler got brutally honest about the team’s struggles this year, saying that fans certainly have a right to be frustrated.

In an interview on Wednesday, Ziegler detailed that the fans deserve far better than the team that the Raiders are currently showing off on the field.

“The frustration of the fan base is totally warranted,” Ziegler said via Vinny Bonsignore of the Las-Vegas Review Journal. “And I can appreciate their passion. And for me and for Josh and the organization, there’s nothing more that we want than to win football games and to see this fan base get what they deserve, which is a consistent winner.”

Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels are in their first season together in Las Vegas and are subsequently going through the growing pains of a new regime.

“We’re seven games into a new regime, a new organization, a new way of doing things,” Ziegler added. “For us, it hasn’t gone as quick as we would have liked it to go, but we’re not wavering from our approach. We’re going to stick with our plan, improve it as we go along, and we’re confident the results will come.”

Ziegler caught some flack for his recent positive comments toward Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr despite the team looking lethargic and uninterested in their recent 24-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

It’s at least positive that Dave Ziegler appears to know that the team needs to be far better to keep their fans engaged.

They will look to turn their season around in an extremely important matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9.

[Las Vegas Review-Journal]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.