And it was the excellent start to lifestyle in a new home for Josh McDaniels, the Las Vegas Raiders’ new head coach who joined in January right after a long, trophy-laden spell with the New England Patriots.
His Raiders thumped the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-11, spoiling first-12 months Jaguars head mentor Doug Pederson’s debut video game at the helm.
It was a homecoming win for Jacksonville native McDaniels, who was returning to the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in which he after played for Canton McKinley Superior Faculty, patrolling the sidelines he viewed his father, Thom McDaniels, coach on for practically two a long time.
“You hardly ever know if you can expect to get this prospect yet again. I really savored it. It was a fantastic chance for all of us, and I feel we all relished it.”
In a video game devoid of most of both of those teams’ starters — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and star broad receiver Davante Adams sat out whilst the Jaguars released a listing of 21 gamers who wouldn’t be participating in including second yr quarterback, Trevor Lawrence — it was up to the more fringe players to step up.
And like many preseason games without the need of the star players, it was not the most polished affair.
No. 1 over-all decide on in this year’s draft Travon Walker was referred to as for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Raiders backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham on the extremely initially enjoy from scrimmage. Walker did display screen why he was picked first however as he picked up a sack later in the match.
There were chances for gamers to flash however, as rookie jogging-back again Zamir White showed, rushing for 52 yards and introducing 23 extra via the air.
And it was the Raiders’ rushing assault which genuinely tore by way of the Jaguars protection, finishing the activity with 159 yards overall speeding and three rushing touchdowns just one each from Stidham, Austin Walter and Ameer Abdullah.
Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson was fantastic from the subject also, adding two area goals and 3 extra-points.
Jaguars working-back again Nathan Cottrell scored his team’s only touchdown of the night, catching a move from Kyle Sloter in the endzone.
Just after the recreation, Pederson praised the hard work of his staff which was lacking many of its starters.
He extra: “We built guaranteed most people played in this sport. As we go ahead, it will be a tiny extra the starters and fellas we consider will be on the 53(-player roster) as we go.”