Antonio Pierce has earned the Raiders respect
The former Giants linebacker has garnered the respect of the team as he has created a culture of love for the game. Getting back to the young kids playing backyard football has been key to the morale of this team.
While Josh McDaniels was a strict head coach, Pierce has taken a different approach and treated the players as men. Pierce called a great game targeting Davante Adams 7 times and giving the ball to Jacobs nearly 30 times in his head coaching debut, one the Raiders won easily over the New York Giants.
Pierce has taken control of a team that is hungry for the winning season they need and the fans deserve. Pierce has taken the depressing culture to new heights after a good team win in Las Vegas in front of the rabid Raiders fan base.
If the Raiders continue to play with this kind of passion, there is a good chance Pierce could hang on as the full-time head coach in 2024 and beyond.