Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis recently indicated he is still unsure whether he will promote interim head coach Antonio Pierce.

“It's open,” Davis said of the head coaching search. behind Tashan Reed of The Athletic. “I just don't know. I am not making any commitments at this time. During this process, I receive many calls from people who have clients who they think would be a great fit for this position. We will pass on these names and see what happens after the season ends. “

Since Pierce replaced Josh McDaniels, the Raiders (5-8) are 2-3. They also suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14.

However, not all of the problems fall on Pierce, as Las Vegas clearly lacks a franchise QB. Rookie Aidan O'Connell started all five games under Pierce. During that stretch, he had more interceptions (five) than TDs (three) and had a below average score Passer rating 75.7.

It's still unclear whether Pierce has what it takes to be a successful coach at the NFL level. Davis cannot take another risk after releasing five players since January 2012.

“I look in the mirror and the whole thing stops for me,” Davis told Reed. Let's see if we can get it right this time. I'd love for the guys who are in this job now to be able to keep it, but we'll see how it all works out. ”

If Pierce doesn't become head coach, don't be surprised if Las Vegas tries to convince Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh to return to the NFL. Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated recorded Davis wanted to hire him in 2015 and could have tried again.

Either way, the Raiders need to be good at making another hire. They have only made two postseason appearances since 2013.



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