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Sport Rich Bisaccia steers Raiders to win in head coaching debut

04:01  18 october  2021
04:01  18 october  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

Rich Bisaccia will serve as Raiders’ interim head coach

  Rich Bisaccia will serve as Raiders’ interim head coach Raiders special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia long has sought to become a head coach. He surely did not want it to be this way, but the long-time assistant coach now gets an opportunity to show he deserves a full-time head coaching job. Bisaccia, the assistant head coach, will serve as interim head coach of the [more]Bisaccia, the assistant head coach, will serve as interim head coach of the team, the team announced.

Richard Bisaccia (born June 3, 1960) is an American football coach who is the interim head coach and special teams coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys

“No one wants to be a head coach in this particular situation, 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 to see what we can do with this adversity, see what we can do with this challenge.” Bisaccia ’s resume includes 19 seasons of experience as an NFL special teams coordinator, with the Raiders (2018-20), Dallas Cowboys (2013-17), San Diego Chargers (2011-12) and Buccaneers (2002-10). Bisaccia was on Gruden’s staff when Tampa Bay won Super Bowl 37 in his first season as an

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A tumultuous Week Six for the Raiders started with head coach Jon Gruden’s resignation and it ended with a resounding win in Denver.

Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said he wanted the team to treat Gruden’s departure as a “bump in the road” and that he wanted them to focus on their game against the Broncos despite the distraction created by the release of Gruden’s offensive emails to former Washington team president Bruce Allen. That message was echoed by the team’s players this week and they showed that they were able to do that on Sunday afternoon.

Who is Rich Bisaccia? Las Vegas Raiders name interim head coach after Jon Gruden resigns

  Who is Rich Bisaccia? Las Vegas Raiders name interim head coach after Jon Gruden resigns Rich Bisaccia is in his 20th year as an NFL assistant coach, but the special teams coordinator has never served as a head coach at any level.Bisaccia, 61, is in his 20th year as an NFL coach but has never served as a head coach at any level.

Raiders special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia long has sought to become a head coach . He surely did not want it to be this way, but the long-time assistant coach now gets an opportunity to show he deserves a full-time head coaching job. Bisaccia , the assistant head coach , will serve as interim head coach of the team, the team announced. He replaces Jon Gruden, who resigned Monday night after emails he wrote expressing racist, sexist, homophobic and otherwise offensive sentiments were leaked to the media.

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia speaks during a press conference after NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. But there’s an abrupt new era in Las Vegas, where Jon Gruden is no longer making jokes about anything, and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia is now the interim head coach of the Raiders . “He’s got as much respect in the locker room — in our locker room — as any coach I’ve ever seen in my life,” Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said about Bisaccia at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday.

Derek Carr threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, Maxx Crosby had three sacks of Teddy Bridgewater, and the Raiders picked up a 34-24 win. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak and leaves the Raiders with a share of first place in the AFC West with a 4-2 record.

Carr opened the game with a 48-yard touchdown strike to Henry Ruggs and hit Ruggs for a 40-yarder later in the game to set up a Josh Jacobs touchdown. He also hooked up with Kenyan Drake for a 31-yard score and Drake added a rushing touchdown in his most productive day as a Raider.

Jacobs and Drake combined to run 20 times for 87 yards as the Raiders consistently found success on offense. They matched that effort by overwhelming Bridgewater on defense.

Bridgewater padded his numbers once the Raiders went up three scores in the fourth quarter, but he was sacked five times, threw three interceptions, and missed open receivers more than once over the course of the afternoon. The most damning of those misses was a deep shot to a wide open Courtland Sutton and the overall performance was enough to make you wonder if more of the same in the next few weeks will lead to Drew Lock getting a chance to start.

The Broncos will be in Cleveland to try to halt their losing streak next week. The Raiders will be home to host the Eagles in their final game before their bye week.

Rich Bisaccia steers Raiders to win in head coaching debut originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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