Josh McDaniels will have another chance at becoming an NFL head coach now that he is taking over the Las Vegas Raiders.
He had his first crack at the position with the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2010.
As he takes the Raiders in a better direction, he will have his first chance of leading the team on the sidelines via the Hall of Fame Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While that game does not reflect in the record books, it’s a special game for McDaniels because it reconnects him with his roots.
.@Raiders coach Josh McDaniels grew up in Canton and played his high school football games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
He returns to his home field ahead of tomorrow's @ProFootballHOF game.
— NFL (@NFL) August 4, 2022
The league’s official Twitter account posted, “@Raiders coach Josh McDaniels grew up in Canton and played his high school football games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. He returns to his home field ahead of tomorrow’s @ProFootballHOF game. ‘Surreal is probably a good word for it.'”
What a way for McDaniels to reminisce some great memories and create new ones with the Raiders.
A Good Tune-Up Match For Las Vegas
Though it is not yet part of the regular season, the Hall of Fame Game can help McDaniels figure out other players who can be assets to their squad.
He can discover the strengths of his players and use them accordingly during the season.
The Raiders can also use the game to build confidence leading into the games that matter.
Seeing the Hall of Famers around the field could also motivate them to have a gold jacket and a bronze bust one day.