Raiders News: Rich Bisaccia in talks with Green Bay Packers
Rich Bisaccia became just the fourth head coach to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to the playoffs since 2000, joining John Gruden, Bill Callahan and Jack Del Rio at this exclusive club. However, the past few days have seemingly closed the door on Bisaccia returning to the Raiders sideline in any capacity.
Speak Las Vegas Review – Journal’s Vincent Bonsignorenew head coach Josh McDaniels and Las Vegas are also not expected to bring the former special teams coach back to his previous position.
“At this point, it looks like the Bisaccia ship has sailed. Nothing personal from his side or that of Josh McDaniels, but there are bound to be some awkwardness in a setup with Bisaccia back in the fold,” Bonsignore answers a question about Bisaccia’s return since Jaguars signed Doug Pederson . “Things can obviously change. But given everything the Raiders have been through in the past year and some of the emotional bonds that have been created, you wonder how it would fare with Bisaccia returning to a special teams role working under McDaniels.
Last week, Brad Briggs of Chicago Grandstandreported that Bisaccia would be the Bears’ favorite to become their special teams coordinator if he was passed over for a managerial position:
League sources say [Matt] Eberflus [Chicago’s new head coach] hopes to hire Rich Bisaccia, who finished this season as interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after the departure of Jon Gruden. Bisaccia was special teams coordinator for the Tampa Bay BuccaneersSan Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboyswith whom he was part of the same staff as Eberflus.
#Packers coach Matt LaFleur has been in talks with Las Vegas Raiders special teams coach/interim coach Rich Bisaccia to become the #Packers‘ special teams coach, according to two sources. Packers will have to pay dearly for it and they may be willing to do so.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) February 5, 2022
The saying is and always will be “once a Raider, always a Raider”, but Rich Bisaccia’s tenure as an active Raider will likely come to an end, seemingly within the next few days. Wherever you land, good luck to your trainer. You will forever be part of the history of this franchise.