Josh McDaniels and Mark Davis talk Aug 4, 2022; Canton, Ohio, USA; Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels talks with team owner Mark Davis on the field before the Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Only three games into Josh McDaniels’ tenure as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, drama is at hand.

The Raiders fell to 0-3 after a 24-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Nashville Sunday. ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez reported that after the game, McDaniels had a “lengthy closed-door meeting with owner Mark Davis.”


After the meeting, McDaniels faced the media. He admitted the loss hurt.

“Nobody likes losing. We all feel s–tty,” McDaniels said (per Gutierrez).

Now, McDaniels must find a way to right the ship. The schedule may play into the Raiders’ favor. The upcoming Oct. 10 game at Kansas City looms as a major obstacle, but other upcoming opponents in the next few weeks include several underachieving teams in the Denver Broncos (two games), the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks.

Of course, one could argue every one of those teams is looking at the Raiders thinking the same thing — that’s a winnable game.

McDaniels’ meeting with the boss sparked some interesting reactions on social media.

The Raiders hired McDaniels in January to replace interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, who ran the show after Jon Gruden resigned under a cloud of scandal involving racist, homophobic and misogynistic emails.

This is McDaniels’ second stint as an NFL head coach. He posted an 11-17 mark in Denver in 2009-10.

[Paul Gutierrez on Twitter]

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