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Raiders head coach: Meet Josh McDaniels

Get to know new Raiders head coach

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Cam Newton, Josh McDaniels
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The Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly hiring Josh McDaniels as their new head coach.

Let’s take a quick look at McDaniels’ background:


He is 45 and will turn 46 in April.

Last job:

He has been the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator since 2012 and also coached the quarterbacks.

NFL Experience:

He has been in the league since 2001 and won six Super Bowl rings with New England. His first year in the NFL was as a personal assistant in 2002, the year of the infamous Tuck Rule game.

Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs
Josh McDaniels in Denver
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Head-coaching experience:

He went 11-17 with the Denver Broncos in 2009-2010 before being fired late in the season. He was fired by the Broncos at the age of 32.

What’s he’s known for:

A great offensive mind and play caller. Excellent with quarterbacks.


Is a head coach or simply just a strong coordinator. Can he play well with others? These are concerns based off his rocky Denver tenure.

Coaching style:

In-your-face and intense.


Canton, Ohio, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


He played wide receiver at John Carroll University.


He is married with four children. His father, Thom, was an Ohio high school football coaching legend. His brother, Ben, was an offensive assistant in Houston last year.