Coach Josh McDaniel offers brutally honest assessment of Raiders' poor season



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Coach Josh McDaniel offers brutally honest assessment of Raiders' poor season

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels admits the Raiders have not been a good football at the start of the season as he is accepting the responsibility for his team's struggles. The Raiders, who had a big offseason after adding All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams, are just 2-5 through the first seven games of the season.

On Sunday, the Raiders' season suffered another blow as the New Orleans Saints humiliated them with a 24-0 defeat. On paper, the Raiders have one of the most talented offensive groups in the NFL. But on Sunday, they didn't score a single point.

McDaniels on the Raiders' struggles

“Obviously that wasn’t good enough in any way, shape or form,” McDaniels said after a loss to the Saints. “And that’s my responsibility, so I have to do a much better job of getting ourselves ready to go here.

We’re better than that, and I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance and, again, I own that. That’s my responsibility, so we have to do much better, obviously, in every phase of the game to be able to compete with a team like that who’s well coached, has good players, they obviously came ready to play and did a much better job than we did.

So it starts with me, and we’re going to work hard. We’re going to fix it”. The Raiders entered this offseason with big expectations as Adams and quarterback Derek Carr vowed to prove the doubters wrong. Seven games into the season, the Raiders have just two wins and they are far from a Super Bowl contender.

This week, the Raiders are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road. The Jaguars also haven't been impressive this year, having lost six of their eight games. It remains to be seen if the Raiders can bounce back this Sunday against the Jaguars.