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Raiders owner Mark Davis says team was headed in ‘wrong direction’ under Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler

Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis broke his silence on the recent sweeping changes to the team’s coaching staff and front office.

Head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler were both fired earlier this week, and Davis said the decision was made in part due to his belief the team was not progressing.

“Unfortunately, I had great hopes for Josh and Dave,” Davis told ESPN. “It just seemed we were going in the wrong direction. So, with the trade deadline, I just felt it was time to make a change, time to make a move.”

Pierce also confirmed that two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be benched in favor of rookie Aidan O’Connell.

Garoppolo was the Raiders’ biggest offseason acquisition and signed a three-year deal with the team. However, the oft-injured quarterback has not lived up to expectations.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.


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