It is unclear whether or not Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis will take away Antonio Pierce’s interim tag. Nonetheless, star vast receiver Davante Adams claimed he deserves the head-coaching gig.
“I imply, it is clearly who I would like, that is my vote, and I have been vocal about that and that is principally how the entire locker room feels and with good purpose,” he said in a Wednesday information convention. “I imply, he is are available and carried out an important job, and he is continued to win us over. It isn’t simply the comfy factor; I believe having A.P. right here will probably be good for this group.”
Pierce assumed HC duties when the Raiders (7-9) fired Josh McDaniels after Week 8. He is 4-4 and has helped Las Vegas’ protection develop into among the finest within the NFL. It is eighth within the league in factors (19.8) and tenth in passing yards allowed (210.8).
The offense has underwhelmed, although, and rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell is not creating right into a franchise cornerstone. The Raiders are twenty fifth in factors scored (19.1), whereas O’Connell’s posted a below-average 36.9 QBR in 10 video games. Not all of those issues fall on Pierce, however it’s truthful to marvel if an offensive-minded coach might remedy them.
Davis is desirous about hiring candidates with a confirmed résumé. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Overview-Journal reported Michigan and former San Francisco 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh is “in play” for the Raiders.
Nonetheless, if the membership cannot land Harbaugh and Pierce beats the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Raiders ought to critically think about selling him. He is made the very best of less-than-ideal circumstances and may excel with an upgraded roster. Extra importantly, he is earned the locker room’s belief.