WATCH: McDaniel chews on Raiders player in intense practice moment that originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Josh McDaniels joined the Las Vegas Raiders to win the football game, not make friends.
The former New England Patriots offensive coordinator will be in the limelight this season as he took over as the Raiders’ head coach in January. And it appears he is already making his voice heard at training camp, where he had some choice words for the Raiders’ defensive end Malcolm Koons during Thursday’s practice session.
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Cassie Soto of the Las Vegas Review-Journal captured video of McDaniels yelling at Koonas after the defensive lineman nearly collided with quarterback Derek Carr during a melee drill.
“Get out of the f—ing way!” McDaniels appears to be yelling at Koonas.
This is a relatively common occurrence in practices; Head coaches and offensive coordinators are very protective of their quarterbacks and often chew on defenders who get anywhere near their franchise signal-callers. Considering Carr was one of the main reasons McDaniels left New England for Las Vegas, it is understandable why he is very intent on ensuring that Carr remains straightforward in practices.
McDaniels is looking to make a strong impression in his second head coaching stint after lasting less than two seasons with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010. Looking at Thursday’s practice, he is quite passionate about his new job.