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Rich Bisaccia is the next to interview for Browns’ job


Cowboys special teams coordinator is the latest candidate to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Bisaccia will interview with Cleveland on Saturday, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

The Browns are the second team this year to consider Bisaccia for their top job. Bisaccia also had an interview with Washington, but lost out on that job to Jay Gruden.

The 53-year-old Bisaccia has previously been an assistant head coach and special teams coach of the Chargers, and he was special teams coach of the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2010.

Cleveland has been taking its time about interviewing coaching candidates and isn’t expected to make its decision any time soon. The Browns have already interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and still plan to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, neither of whom could be hired until their teams’ postseasons end.

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66 Responses to “Rich Bisaccia is the next to interview for Browns’ job”
  1. ianwetpantscom says: Jan 16, 2014 6:53 PM


  2. moerawn says: Jan 16, 2014 6:56 PM

    So he’s going to Cleveland to get away from .500 Dysfunction Junction?

  3. icelovinbrotha215 says: Jan 16, 2014 6:56 PM

    I’ve decided to throw my name in the hat.

  4. realfootballfan says: Jan 16, 2014 6:57 PM

    Cleveland brass is praying the Patriots lose this weekend so they can finally hire McDaniels and stop this charade.

  5. bowdowntopeyton says: Jan 16, 2014 6:59 PM

    At this rate Wade Phillips and Mike Shanghai might as well apply!

  6. duluthvikesfan says: Jan 16, 2014 6:59 PM

    Someone explain to me again why the NFL allowed Cleveland to have the “new” Browns franchise??

  7. eyefeeler says: Jan 16, 2014 7:00 PM

    The Bone Yard

  8. jrs45 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:02 PM

    And it gets worse!

  9. craniator says: Jan 16, 2014 7:03 PM

    Damn. And people say the Dolphins are in disarray . . .

  10. lagg1 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:03 PM

    He sort of reminds me of McGruff the crime dog-willing to take a bite out of the Browns

  11. ariani1985 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:06 PM

    Could be worse browns fan. At least u don’t buy fake stock.

  12. gary2525 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:09 PM

    McDaniels pulled his name from the coaching search. Who in the hell is this guy never even heard of him they r searching for anyone to take this job. They should hire the three stooges

  13. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 16, 2014 7:11 PM

    Whenever I think about Cleveland I think about The Drive. That poor town has never been the same. Get well soon Browns.

  14. ojsays says: Jan 16, 2014 7:11 PM

    this makes sense. the browns will be punting and returning a lot of kick offs next year

  15. jerruhjones says: Jan 16, 2014 7:12 PM

    Hey HasBanLom….at this point it’s probably best to shut up until you actually find a taker.

    Paul Brown is rolling in his grave.

  16. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 16, 2014 7:17 PM

    Oh, this is rich.

  17. vanmorrissey says: Jan 16, 2014 7:18 PM

    One of the best special teams coaches. Got SD to pull head out of their butts after disastrous 2010 special teams probably cost another playoff appearance.

  18. donmcg2012 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:21 PM

    Seriously, a special teams coordinator?? So Jimmy, has it sunk in yet you screwed up bad on your short tempered tantrum that cost us a coach not even knowing how he could do over the longer term. You’re making a joke of the entire franchise.

  19. st1llerz1 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:22 PM

    You can’t write a script for this stuff. The Factory of Sadness is alive and well. Next lamb to be led to slaughter…

    Just make sure you light the river on fire so they’ll know where to land the plane. Or just follow your nose. There’s a certain foul stench to the City of Sadness…


  20. johnnydom says: Jan 16, 2014 7:26 PM

    Haslam should be ashamed first of all. The open letter to season ticket holders that they are going to get it right, when clearly him hiring Banner & Lombardi was a mistake.
    In the news conference Haslam said they would hire a proven winning coach, there is no one in sight now. Another lost season….again.

  21. 4allintensivepurposes says: Jan 16, 2014 7:26 PM

    That guy looks psychotic.

  22. emmac13 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:27 PM

    When are they going to interview the Strength and Conditioning Trainer from the Jets “Trip Wall”? I think he could give Tomlin a run for his money.

  23. 4allintensivepurposes says: Jan 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    Sounds more like a choice of bread at Subway than an NFL head coach.

  24. donmcg2012 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    As a season ticket holder and psl owner I think it’s time for a lawsuit to get my investment back. This is worse than a joke.

  25. ravensbob says: Jan 16, 2014 7:33 PM

    Why not just dig up Paul brown? It won’t matter. Worst sports city in America…

  26. jbink2585 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:45 PM

    Banner= Computer Nerd Running a football team, they rather make money and lose then make less and win. Take it from an Eagles Fan. Everyone is just a number$$$.

  27. nfceastisbeast says: Jan 16, 2014 7:51 PM

    Harmlessly passing their time in the grassland away….

  28. cuda1234 says: Jan 16, 2014 7:52 PM

    Jim Tressel!

  29. rajbais says: Jan 16, 2014 7:53 PM

    Lombardi and Banner have listened to me. I actually posted that Bisaccia should be hired in the most recent Ray Horton poet on PFT.

  30. pacodawg says: Jan 16, 2014 7:59 PM

    Go back and look at the comments from the peanut gallery when Mike Tomlin was hired. Also, when Bellichick was hired by the Pats after doing nothing in Cleveland for 5 years.

    It’s like throwing darts, who knows.

  31. craniator says: Jan 16, 2014 8:05 PM

    ” . . . light the river on fire so they’ll know where to land the plane.”
    El-Smoke-O !

  32. noleitup says: Jan 16, 2014 8:10 PM

    As a bucs fan id be happy for him. The guys a great coach and great person. I cant believe its taken this long for him to get a shot. Oh and btw guys, the guy who won the Super Bowl last year used to be special teams coach.

  33. odessabucs says: Jan 16, 2014 8:16 PM

    Rich Bisaccia is an excellent football coach. I think he may well be a successful Head Coach. We shall see.

  34. thereyougo2 says: Jan 16, 2014 8:19 PM

    U got Joe Banner running the show. Serious trouble in Dog Pound land.

  35. blakeden says: Jan 16, 2014 8:23 PM

    This is not good……I’m interviewing on Friday for the Clev job…..And I stayed at a Holiday Express on Tuesday.

  36. mrcosio says: Jan 16, 2014 8:25 PM

    Rich Bisaccia looks like he’s about the devour the collective souls of all the children of Cleveland.

  37. azjohnny says: Jan 16, 2014 8:37 PM

    John Harbaugh was a ST coach before he got the Ravens job and won a Super Bowl

  38. pkaiser59 says: Jan 16, 2014 8:51 PM

    Why not go after Frank Caliendo? This way you can get at least 50 coaches for the price of one! And….who knows…..he may actually win a few!!! At least he’ll be fun to watch!!!!!

  39. jeremycrowhurst says: Jan 16, 2014 9:20 PM

    I’m betting that in Washington, he was a Rooney Rule interview.

    And I’m betting that in Cleveland, he might be the only assistant coach left in the NFL who might be willing to take the job….

  40. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 16, 2014 9:26 PM

    Daily 3 Stooges of Cleveland episode. Who’s Fridays interview?, I’m guessing the Steelers head laundry manager. The fans are beyond exhausted, and intolerant of these buffoons running the show in Berea. Please browns fans, when they hire a no name project coach for 2 year on the job training, and botch the upcoming draft, give some pain back by giving them empty seats at the home opener. We have waited long enough, the downward spiral needs to end! I will spend money on the team again when it becomes a real team again.

  41. frenzy95 says: Jan 16, 2014 9:27 PM

    The Browns were the first to fire their coach and now will be the last to hire one.

    I can’t imagine them assembling a better coaching staff than what they had in 2013, there just isn’t anybody left.

    They appear to have all of their eggs in the Gase basket.

  42. bert1913 says: Jan 16, 2014 9:38 PM

    looks like he’s coaching his special team”laces out!!!”

  43. rjmarrella says: Jan 16, 2014 9:39 PM

    Seriously… Call Barry Switzer

  44. carlsbadboltfan says: Jan 16, 2014 9:46 PM

    Browns fans, I feel for ya. You really do deserve more than this.

  45. drs76109 says: Jan 16, 2014 9:56 PM

    If Haslam is smart, he’d realize how down the river Banner & Lombardi have taken him and he axes them immediately. Then hire a personal with real credibility bc that is likely the inky way they’re going to be able to hire anyone right now. Has lam has a monumental PR problem and he needs to resolve it immediately.

    Jim Popp at the Montreal Alouettes. Has run a team from the front office and on the field. Would be a good suggestion.

    Having said that, has anyone thought that maybe the McDaniels line about taking himself out of consideration was just a ruse to take the pressure off while NE is still in the tournament? These “interviews” might just be about staff jobs below the HC level.

    Or, just bring Chud back and live for another season….

    Either way, they look really really stupid these days.

  46. bryans49ers says: Jan 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    Never heard of him

  47. adampenning11 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:14 PM

    Josh McDaniels had a great meeting w Cleveland, but withdrew his name from consideration for the HC gig. Said he enjoys job as OC of Pats n working w Brady n The Hoodie everyday.

  48. adampenning11 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:18 PM

    Norv Turner has bounced out as the OC of Browns, bout to sign with Vikings as their OC. I’m sure he will run the Offense and Coach Zimmer will focus mainly on fixing that crap D.

  49. adampenning11 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:30 PM

    I think the Browns want either the 49ers OC Greg Roman, or Seattle’s DC Dan Quinn. I’d like to see Greg Roman get the job. I think he can fix the QB situation by putting input in on who to draft and then developing em, or he will evaluate Hoyer and let him have the opportunity to be the future.

  50. buccaboo says: Jan 16, 2014 11:34 PM

    This guy is awesome Cleveland. He will make an excellent head coach

  51. thefiesty1 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:45 PM

    No one wants that job. Moribund franchise! Give it up already.

  52. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 16, 2014 11:48 PM

    The kids stay off his lawn now.

  53. toeknee2toes says: Jan 16, 2014 11:49 PM

    Cincy fan here, who ever takes over this team is in great shape for making a fast build. A great young defense they have, a great o line and receiver. All this team needs is a franchise qb and they will be scary good

  54. toeknee2toes says: Jan 16, 2014 11:50 PM

    With d core they already have established they should bring a offensive guru to build a qb

  55. blackbeard43 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM

    Mercy! love that pic. Already looks like an attack dog. Perfect for the Pound.

  56. natijim235 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:14 AM

    a special coach for a special franchise

  57. justintuckrule says: Jan 17, 2014 12:32 AM

    After the entire 4 billion people on the planet reject that thankless job, think they’ll have no choice but to grovel back to that Chud guy?

  58. thetooloftools says: Jan 17, 2014 1:42 AM

    The revolving door in Berea just blew off it’s hinges.
    …and the ugly girl still sits there… waiting for a (loser) suitor.
    Nobody trust Jimmy Haslam.
    Nobody should.
    Chud got hosed.

  59. vikes89allday says: Jan 17, 2014 3:07 AM

    Singletary would be good, he just left the Vikings. he’s open to be a head coach again ………

  60. daggolden says: Jan 17, 2014 5:14 AM

    Eagle fan here. Relax Browns fans. You are on the verge of having a dominate defense. A boatload of draft picks, Banner the cap guru, Lombardi a good personell man and trust me they have there coach just gotta wait until after playoffs. The Browns will dominate that division for the next 6 years. When you get your QB they wont be laughing at you. You are in a great position.

  61. skins1970 says: Jan 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    Jim Zorn is available he might take a job, he has worked for dysfunctional franchises.We could also see the awesome swinging gate play again.

  62. Sports Guys says: Jan 17, 2014 7:56 AM

    I realize he’s largely an unknown to most but as a Bucs fan I got to know him while he lived here in Tampa and got to see his product and he consistently puts together a top unit. You won’t find a more dedicated individual. I’d love to see him get the opportunity.

  63. tvjules says: Jan 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    He’s got one key qualification down: He’s used to working for an inept GM and VP.

  64. larryed says: Jan 17, 2014 8:18 AM

    You notice most of the positive remarks are from fans who have had Rich Bisaccia as a coach in their organization. It was sad to see him leave the Bucs and he’ll handle the Brown’s gig with professionalism and with success should they be smart enough to hire him.

  65. officialgame says: Jan 17, 2014 8:21 AM

    What truly innovative quality coach would want to work for a clueless, classless team like the Browns? Chudzinski was doing a good job and gets canned after one year despite having a young team with no QB and a serious lack of proven talent on both sides of the ball. Banner and company will find a second tier guy for the job but this isn’t a way to run a winning organization. You really have to feel for Brown fans.

  66. cattoyz says: Jan 17, 2014 2:44 PM

    These are not the Browns. The Browns packed up and went to Baltimore. These are false Browns and should have no claim to the real Browns legacy.

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