Raiders News: Derek Carr and Maxx Crosby react to the death of Rich Bisaccia
Rich Bisaccia is one of three head coaches to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to the playoffs in the past 20 years and the first interim head coach to do so in NFL history, but that’s not Wasn’t enough for Mark Davis to hold him back.
It was reported yesterday that the Raiders will hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as the team’s next head coach, ending Bisaccia’s short but successful run.
Over the past few weeks, the players have voiced their preferred choice to move them forward, Bisaccia, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that many of those same voices have taken to social media to thank their now former leader. . Among the voice Raiders were team captains Maxx Crosby and Derek Carr.
He means so much to us as a team. I love this man so much and he led us to 10 wins and a playoff birth. Phenomenal coach and even better leader! Will always be a special relationship for me! Thanks coach! https://t.co/ZwZ0ujwBfH
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) January 30, 2022
Crosby also posted a photo of Bisaccia on his Instagram Story with the following caption:
Coach Bisaccia..Riche…Father…Friend..My second chance…all the titles you proudly wear. I’ve had many coaches in my life but never one like you. Intense, meticulous, caring, loving with a huge sarcastic side. This man is a fighter and I’m jealous of the next coach you get. Seeing how our team rallied behind you was crazy but not surprising. You were our heartbeat before the shit hit the fan. I love you and thank you for believing in me. You told me you saw that guy in me in joint practices against the Rams and I never looked back. I will walk through a wall for you. Once a Raider…
Another defensive lineman, Solomon Thomas, shared his feelings about the coach.
I couldn’t appreciate this man enough. Thank you for guiding us and pushing us to do our best. An incredible coach but an even better man. I love you, Coach Rich pic.twitter.com/5EIki0IxMj
— Solomon Thomas (@SollyThomas90) January 30, 2022
Will Compton, who has only spent a short time with the Raiders, even shared his support for Bisaccia
McDaniels is a great coach and could easily win the locker room as well, but there’s no doubt he has big shoes to fill as an emotional leader.