A closer look at a Raiders offense under McDaniels
It should be noted that for a McDaniels offense to work, the Raiders’ offensive line will need to be rebooted. The interior lacks a starting guard with Richie Incognito likely gone. The gaping hole at right tackle is screaming for attention as well. However, the weapons for the potential head coach are in place.
McDaniels will run an efficient offense that will rely on establishing the run. His units have been within the top 20 six times since 2016 and have been in the top 10 on a total of five occasions.
When Jacobs came on strong in the final stretch of the season, he had fans feeling nostalgic given the fact he hadn’t looked that good since his rookie year. It’s not impossible to imagine Jacobs also flourishing under McDaniels. Nevertheless, the biggest improvement that the Silver and Black might see would be in their deplorable red zone offense.
Last year, Las Vegas was nearly dead last in red zone scoring percentage (49.2%), coming in at 29th. In comparison, McDaniels’ offense last season was ranked seventh in the same category. He did this with a rookie signal-caller, no less. According to Team Rankings, his offense also finished sixth in third-down conversion at 44 percent.
Even if you can’t stand McDaniels as a person, his ability to craft an offensive game plan can’t be denied.