Raiders Head Coach Alludes to Discipline Issues

The Las Vegas Raiders are reeling after a humiliating 25-20 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts, and bad vibes are permeating throughout the organization. Defensive linemen Neil Farrell, Matthew Butler, and Clelin Ferrell were all inactive for the Week 10 loss, and head coach Josh McDaniels suggested it went beyond simply the quality of their play.

No details have emerged yet on the apparent issue, but it's yet another indication that things aren't quite going as planned for the 2-7 Raiders. In McDaniels' first year, the organization appears to have taken a major step back from last season's playoff appearance.

Any locker room uneasiness will conjure unhappy memories of McDaniels' first tenure as a head coach. In 28 games with the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2010, McDaniels alienated ownership and players alike before being fired in only his second year. At his current rate, McDaniels could have trouble matching the length of that first stint.

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