BOSTON (CBS) – Josh McDaniels is so excited about the Raiders’ chance to win the head coach position that he’s apparently started calling assistants around the league to build a team. potential members in Las Vegas. That plan was premature.
Based on The Athletic’s Vic TafurThe “strong buzz” surrounding McDaniels as the Raiders’ next head coach and Dave Ziegler as the team’s next GM was “quickly muted.”
Ziegler interviewed for the Raiders GM job last week, and reports soon followed that the Raiders were preparing to target McDaniels in their search for a coach. Ziegler has just completed his ninth season with the Patriots and is first serving as their player-personnel director.
Alas, Tafur reported that something had changed, either due to compensation, the organization’s power structure, or both.
Tafur reports that the Raiders have as many as eight candidates for the GM position, while several candidates – including interim coach Rich Bisaccia and Patriots captain coach inside Jerod Mayo – interviewed for head coach position.
Tafur reports that a decision from owner Mark Davis on the GM job is likely to be made “in the next four or five days.”
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/01/26/josh-mcdaniels-dave-ziegler-not-favorites-for-raiders-as-head-coach-gm/ Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler No Longer Favoring Raid Players As Head Coach, GM – CBS Boston