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Sport Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia thanks Jon Gruden, looks to move team forward

02:56  14 october  2021
02:56  14 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia met the media on Wednesday for the first time since former coach Jon Gruden's resignation, vowing to rely on veteran players and coaches to keep the team moving forward.

Bisaccia, a longtime assistant and special teams coach under Gruden with the Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, began his first news conference with a statement acknowledging the unusual circumstances.

"Coach Gruden gave me a chance to coach in NFL. I'll always be appreciative of that. That being said, we all have a responsibility here to be accountable to our words and our actions," he said.

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"No one person is bigger than the Raiders shield. The Raiders have always stood for diversity, inclusion, social justice. It's important to live those ideals and carry them into the future. We cannot change the past, but we can do more to maybe make tomorrow better."

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Bisaccia described the events of Monday - from when The New York Times broke its story about homophobic and misogynistic emails Gruden had sent over a seven-year period to Gruden submitting his resignation to him being named interim head coach - as "a blur."

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After a standard off day on Tuesday, Bisaccia conducted his first practice before meeting the media.

"No one wants to be a head coach in this particular situation," he said. "No one wants to be put in front of this under these particular circumstances. But it's an incredible opportunity, not only for me but for all the other coaches that are here, to see what we can do with this adversity, see what we can do with this challenge."

While Gruden also called the plays as head coach, Bisaccia said he would turn over those duties to offensive coordinator Greg Olson going forward. In addition to serving two stints with the Raiders (2013-14, 2018-20), Olson has also served as offensive coordinator for the Rams, Lions, Buccaneers and Jaguars.

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Rich Bisaccia is in his fourth season with the Raiders, including the past three years as assistant head coach. © David Becker, AP Rich Bisaccia is in his fourth season with the Raiders, including the past three years as assistant head coach.

The Raiders take a record of 3-2 into their game this Sunday at Denver.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia thanks Jon Gruden, looks to move team forward

Report: Raiders owner Mark Davis think NFL 'is out to get him' .
Given the disdain the younger Davis has with the NFL right now, it's beginning to look like he might follow in his father's footsteps.CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that sources close to Davis say he is furious with NFL front office executives over the investigation into Gruden's emails that forced the longtime coach to resign last week. Davis hasn't said much to the press about the matter but has reportedly vented extensively to those close to him and said he thinks league higher-ups calculated a plan to force Gruden out.

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