There Was One Personnel Decision That Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler “Vehemently Disagreed” On

We learned this week that not everyone in the Raiders building was in agreement on the idea of signing Jimmy Garoppolo in the offseason, and now we know specifically who didn’t like the idea.

According to Sports Illustrated insider Hondo Carpenter, former GM Dave Ziegler tried to talk McDaniels out of signing Garoppolo to a three-year, $72 million deal.

“Dave and Josh disagreed on a lot,” Carpenter said in a Sports Illustrated Q&A column on Tuesday. “I will not get into all of it; I will after the season, but Josh was in charge. I will get into the ten biggest disagreements that they had and where both of them failed after the season. I will give you one area they disagreed vehemently, but you’ll have to wait for the others. Josh wanted Jimmy Garoppolo, and Dave thought it was a terrible decision.“

Safe to say, Ziegler was right about Garoppolo, but after Sunday afternoon’s win over the Giants, it’s fair to wonder if any quarterback was going to find success with McDaniels.

Garoppolo and Derek Carr have both suffered through the worst seasons of their careers in the last two years under McDaniels.

The other thing everyone would like to know is… who was most responsible for the Chandler Jones signing?

Considering McDaniels and Ziegler reportedly had knowledge of the issues Jones was dealing with, it would be interesting to know who thought it was a great idea to give him a three-year, $51 million deal.

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5 thoughts on “There Was One Personnel Decision That Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler “Vehemently Disagreed” On

  1. Denver thought the only reason he came here was to get Cutler out of the afc for Belechick, then go home

  2. Pats West is history. Focus on the next game 1 at a time. Raiders should think about who steps up and who needs to go. Rebuild starts with Davis, team coaches then team leaders all in one 1 thing….do your job with no panty excuses or whinning.

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