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Josh McDaniels hops on latest episode of 'Bussin With the Boys' podcast


Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels joined Taylor Lewan and Will Compton on the latest episode of "Bussin with The Boys."

In the conversation between the three, Coach McDaniels detailed how he's grown as a coach, how excited he is about this year's roster and what he looks to implement into the Silver and Black going forward. He has had a lot of time to reflect since his first head coaching stint in 2009, and McDaniels shared how the experience prepared him for the Raiders.

"I didn't have a lot of wisdom on how to do it other than what I have seen," McDaniels said, referring to his experience with the Broncos. "I was trying to do things that I had witnessed but that doesn't necessarily fit."

Lewan and Compton complimented how "stacked" and "talented" they believe this year's roster is looking, with McDaniels crediting the front office moves made this offseason.

"I think Dave [Ziegler] has done a good job. When you come to a new place, you're trying to figure out who is there that can fit your vision and how you want to play," the head coach said. "I think we've added competition at most of the spots we wanted to try to do that in.

"We had leads and we've got to learn how to close [games]. If we get into that situation again this year, hopefully we'll have a better idea of what we need to do to keep playing the way we're playing."

While addressing the level of competition on the roster, it inevitably led to a discussion about defensive end Maxx Crosby. Coach McDaniels noted how Crosby is a player he never has to worry about being at his best, describing him as a rare player in the league who's always doing what's best for the organization.

"He does everything possible to help himself and to be the best player he can be to help our team. This is a cool phase for him because he's also learning how to transfer that to others. It's one thing to do it on your own but another to try and infect your teammates with it. ... He's and incredible person and a really good football player."

Over the years, McDaniels has placed importance on being true to himself around his locker room and staff. In an effort to continue showing his true self to those around him, he revealed to The Boys his all-time favorite films. So in case anyone was wondering what McDaniels' favorite movies are, we can officially document him as a big "Tombstone" and "A Few Good Men" guy.

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