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Josh McDaniels Taking Cowardly Approach With Denver Media Ahead of Week 4 Game

Isaiah De Los Santos
Josh McDaniels is avoiding the Denver media as his Las Vegas Raiders prepare to take on the Las Vegas Raiders.
Josh McDaniels is avoiding the Denver media as his Las Vegas Raiders prepare to take on the Las Vegas Raiders. / (AP Photo/John Locher)

Josh McDaniels' return to head coaching has started off poorly. His Las Vegas Raiders are 0-3 despite being labeled as some of this offseason's biggest winners, and now he'll face his former team, the Denver Broncos, with his seat already getting hot.

McDaniels' Denver tenure did not end well, and he's taking a cowardly approach ahead of this reunion.

McDaniels has zero time scheduled to talk with Denver reporters before his current and former team square off in Week 4. It's customary for the media to speak with opposing players and coaches to gain insight on matchups, yet McDaniels doesn't want to face the Broncos' reporters.

It's very obvious McDaniels, who's known for a personality that can rub people the wrong way, is still sour about his previous head coaching experience ended. He didn't even last two full seasons in Denver, getting axed after a Week 13 loss pushed the Broncos' record to 3-9 in 2010. He failed to go .500 in his first tenure as a head coach, and his return to the position has yielded similar results so far.

Perhaps McDaniels needs to eliminate distractions from his old job in order to focus on crafting a winning gameplan in Week 4. Beginning his Raiders stint at 0-4 would make his seat even warmer after the Las Vegas invested in major upgrades this offseason.

NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook seem to think McDaniels can right the ship on Sunday. The Raiders are 2.5-point home favorites over the Broncos.

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