On Sunday afternoon, the new offensive Josh McDaniels brought to the desert continued to flourish.
In their first game of the 2022 preseason at Allegiant Stadium, the Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings 26–20. For many of the Raiders’ newest players, Sunday’s game was their first experience playing in front of an audience at their brand-new home stadium. The locker room as a whole, including Coach McDaniels, was overpowered by the intensity of the building.
After the game, McDaniels stated, “I don’t recall one feeling like this. I’ve been around a lot of preseason games over the past 22 years.” “I’d just like to say that the response from our fans, learning about Raider Nation the way you see them today, it’s simply different. The ideal environment is there.
Both quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Nick Mullens, who are vying for the position of backup quarterback, had strong performances for the club in the two games. Stidham finished the game with 68 passing yards and a running touchdown, while Mullens finished with 94 passing yards and a score after completing over 80% of his throws.
“I believed all the quarterbacks performed admirably. I actually did,” McDaniels replied. Jarrett started a few scoring drives, and then Nick entered the game and did the same thing. With time, I believe Jarrett has truly matured. The absence of turnovers is one of the things that keeps coming up and makes me very delighted. We must first master the art of not losing before we can triumph.”
All the quarterbacks entered and generally took care of business.
With the exception of UDFA Chase Garbers, all of the quarterbacks have a strong rapport with one another. We’re all striving to get better every day, despite the friendly rivalry in the room, Stidham added.
Their familiarity with the playbook is growing as they complete the Training Camp repetitions.
Mullens declared after the triumph, “I feel extremely terrific. “The most important thing is to learn as much as I can every day since it is a brand-new day. I’ll be competent if I learn and contribute.”
Brittain Brown, a seventh-round pick by the Raiders, stood out among the rookies. With 14 carries for 54 yards and one end zone excursion, he concluded the game as the game’s top rusher.
The rookie running back can always be happy of scoring a touchdown in an NFL game, even though it was a preseason game.
“It’s astounding. It’s a fantasy realised, “said Brown. “I had wanted to do it for a time now. It was satisfying to enter the end zone with my teammates and enjoy the victory.”
As they get ready to fly to South Florida and take on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, the team will have a tonne of video to review this week.