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Reaction mixed to Raiders hiring Josh McDaniels

Reaction to the Raiders’ decision Sunday to hire Josh McDaniels to be their next coach:

National media

Mina Kimes, ESPN

“In my mind, Josh McDaniels delivered a 100 page PowerPoint with 99 pages on how he plans to use Hunter Renfrow”

Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

“The deals for new #Raiders coach Josh McDaniels and new #Raiders GM Dave Ziegler are done and agreed upon, sources say. Owner Mark Davis swings big and lands his top targets.”

Mike Freeman, USA Today

“Raiders getting Josh McDaniels is pretty damn good.”

Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

“The Patriot Way is coming to Las Vegas. When the failures of Belichick assistants are mentioned, McDaniels’ stint in Denver is mentioned prominently. The Raiders are hoping he’s a much different coach this time around. Assuming he signs the contract.”

Doug Kyed, Pro Football Focus

“There aren’t a lot of people who were with the Patriots for all six Super Bowl titles, but Josh McDaniels was among them along with Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, Jonathan Kraft, Bill Belichick, Ivan Fears, Nick Caserio, Ernie Adams, Nancy Meier, Brian Smith and a handful of others.”

Zach Bye, 104.3 the Fan in Denver

“Josh McDaniels to the Raiders is gonna take the rivalry with the Broncos to a fever pitch and I can’t freaking wait for it.”

Raiders, NFL fans

Michael Jones


“So the Raiders plan on hiring OC Josh McDaniels. Really? The same recycled coach that Failed in Denver and then accepted the Colts HC job only to leave them at the Alter and decline the position. #Rediculous”



“If Josh Mcdaniels was never a head coach in the first place like FOREVER ago everyone would be jumping for joy with this hire… SMH”



“Still not sitting right with me that Josh Mcdaniels keep getting HC Chances. But Brian Flores is sitting there unemployed and Eric Bieniemy haven’t gotten any HC offers”

Analytics Capper


“I don’t like the Raiders choosing not to bring back Rich Bisaccia, and hiring Josh McDaniels instead.”

John Ellis—


“Thank you for years of hard work Josh McDaniels for the @Patriots franchise. From the @TomBrady days, to coaching up young @MacJones_10 Good luck in #Vegas along with KZiegs”

Sanjit T.


“If there’s one person who can get the best out of Derek Carr, it’s Josh McDaniels!! The Raiders current offensive personnel is something McDaniels can work with.”