Chris Simms hails Josh McDaniels’ coaching

New Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has consistently been one of the best offensive minds in the game for quite some time now. Recently, McDaniels was praised by one of his former quarterbacks, Chris Simms.

While discussing McDaniels and Kyle Shanahan on Unbuttoned, Simms shared insight into his former coach in Denver. Most fans remember McDaniels’ stint with the Broncos as less than stellar. To be fair, though, the Broncos started 6-0. in 2009 under McDaniels. Unfortunately, the bottom fell and the team did not recover, ending the season with just eight wins. That year, Denver finished ninth in passing attempts; maybe the Raiders will follow this season. If there’s one thing McDaniels knows how to do, it’s put together a commanding offense. Simms, who started a game This yearhighlighted how special McDaniels’ coaching acumen is.

“Their ability to understand defences, for me, is where they are on another level for the rest of football. They know all those nuances; they could coach the defence, so that’s where they’re special.

Josh McDaniels continues to be praised in the latest Raiders news

The season will hinge on quarterback Derek Carr. It’s undeniable. Despite the recent focus on the Raiders’ running game, the passing offense is what will carry the offense. Further reinforcing this notion is that Carr was surrounded by one of the grandest offenses put on paper. Carr, unfairly nicknamed “Captain Checkdown”, with McDaniels as his interlocutor, can shed this preconception.

“For me, the back passing game was better. His back passing game was phenomenal. He has answers to everything. As we talked about earlier, there are very few controls. –Simms comparing McDaniels pass attack to Shanahan’s more orthodox play call

Simms shed light on McDaniels’ “drop back” style versus Shanahan’s more orthodox style. A style that pushes the teams to adapt certain parts of it, mainly thanks to the productivity of Deebo Samuels. Either way, Raider Nation wants the ball downfield, and they’ll get it with McDaniels this coming season. In the meantime, you can expect to hear more news from the Raiders about McDaniels training soon.

*Top photo: Steve Nehf/The Denver Post

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