Raiders owners have lost faith in head coach Josh McDaniels following the team’s poor performance

The Raiders were defeated 24-0 by the Saints at Caesars Superdome, dropping them to 2-5 on the season. According to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, McDaniels and Raiders owner Mark Davis met for a “lengthy” time after the game.

Will Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels be fired?

Will Raider head coach Josh McDaniels be fired?

The Raiders have been one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams, and their flop in New Orleans on Sunday should highlight that fact.

The Raiders were fortunate last season and unlucky this season. However, some of the Raiders’ bad luck this season can be attributed to their record in close games, and some can be attributed to coaching.

Naturally, it’s not just the coach’s fault; some of the players performed poorly and lacked connection.

While the offense appeared disjointed, the defense did not fare much better, allowing the Saints 367 yards and three touchdowns.

Derek Carr had one of the worst starts of his career, completing 15 of 26 passes for 101 yards and one interception.

The team’s leading wide receiver, Davante Adams, had one catch for three yards on five targets, while Mack Hollins led the team with seven catches for 64 yards on eight targets.

Following a 24-0 loss, Josh McDaniels accepts responsibility for the Raiders’ 2-5 record:

“If you’re going to point a finger, point it at me,” McDaniels told reporters.

“I have to do a much better job of getting ourselves ready to go – we’re better than that, I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance, and I own that. That’s my responsibility.”

“It starts with me, and we’re gonna work hard, and we’re gonna fix it.”

Following Sunday’s dreadful performance, Raiders fans’ patience is wearing thin, and some have called for McDaniels’ firing. While it is unclear whether McDaniels is under investigation, ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez reports that McDaniels and Raiders owner Mark Davis met for a “lengthy” time after the game.

The Raiders shouldn’t be 2-5. They were a 10-win playoff team last season, and then added Davante Adams in the offseason. Maybe the Raiders should have kept Rich Bisaccia. He had five losses in 12 games as the Raiders’ interim head coach last season. McDaniels has five in his first seven.

McDaniels and the Raiders will have a chance to turn things around quickly, as their next three games are against teams with losing records (Jaguars, Colts and Broncos).