Report: Rich Bisaccia interviewing for Redskins on Friday


It’s time to add another name to the list of prospective Redskins head coaches.

John Clayton of ESPN reports, via colleague Adam Schefter, that the team will interview Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia on Friday for the job opening created by Mike Shanahan’s firing on Monday.

Bisaccia just completed his first year with the Cowboys and came to Dallas after spending two years in San Diego. Before that he had a long run as the special teams coach and, eventually, assistant head coach with the Buccaneers. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen also worked for the Buccaneers during that period, so Bisaccia’s a familiar face to the man who declared himself in control of the organization this week. Bisaccia has no head coaching experience.

Bisaccia joins Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as reported candidates for the job. Allen said Thursday that the team has had no contact with former Steelers coach Bill Cowher regarding the position.

33 responses to “Report: Rich Bisaccia interviewing for Redskins on Friday

  1. Nothing against this guy, but I don’t recall the Cowboy’s Special Teams being all that, especially not enough to give him his 1st HC gig.

    Then again you have 2 more things in play here.

    1. Bruce Allen – he is looking for his cronies, because he wants to surround himself with his people.

    2. Dan Snyder – nobody wants to work for him, so Bruce has to interview anyone that will potentially take the job.

  2. Wow…they certainly are turning over every rock aren’t they? I still wonder who would want to work for Danny boy? Maybe his experience with Jerrah would help. He’d improve their special teams for sure. He improved ours by leaps and bounds.

  3. My Chargers fired this guy after two years of the most awful special teams play the league had ever seen.

    I was hoping he disappeared under a rock somewhere in a far off land, never to be seen again.

    The fact that he’s now a potential candidate is utterly baffling to me…

    Except that it’s the Redskins we’re talking about here. A team which is barely half a notch above the Raiders in the lowest echelon of NFL franchises.

  4. I sincerely hope the ONLY point of this interview was to steal a very effective coach away from the Cowpies. ”Never been an HC at any level,” and I also am curious about his knowledge of NFL-
    level offenses/strategies.

  5. it’s amazing the dumb responses saying this job is unattractive. There are only 32 head coaching jobs and any NFL head coaching job is attractive as a coordinator because you’re making about 850 K as a head coach you can make about 3 million who would not want that.

  6. Good move. Six of the last ten Super Bowl winning head coaches were coordinators just before getting that Head Coaching gig (including another Special Teams Coordinator, John Harbaugh). These are the guys who are the star head coaches of tomorrow. The Skins are doing the right thing by looking for tomorrow’s leaders instead of continuing to recycle the has-beens who were hot yesterday.

  7. Dallas actually had very good ST this year, at least in their return game. He seems a solid coach.

    Nice to see Snyder letting Allen interview guys he wants and not directing him to bring in a flashy name. Though I would like to see them talk to Bob Stoops.

  8. I have literally never heard of this guy, so I have no idea whether he can coach or not.

    But people should be careful with the whole “he’s only a special teams coach” thing. John Harbaugh was a special teams coach for all but one season in Philly before getting the Baltimore job.

  9. Laugh if you want, but this guy is long overdue for a head coaching gig. He consistantly put together great special teams in Tampa.

  10. Bucs fans know Bisaccia is ready for his first head coaching gig. He will be the surprise successful candidate when he finally breaks through!

  11. bigjdve says:
    Jan 3, 2014 10:08 AM
    Nothing against this guy, but I don’t recall the Cowboy’s Special Teams being all that, especially not enough to give him his 1st HC gig
    Dude really?
    Dwayne Harris led the NFL in punt return Ave and was top 3 in kickoffs.
    Dan Bailey was a top 3 kicker this season.
    Cowboys did not allow or punt or kick returned for a TD. Please get your ignorance out of here.

    This does seem like a reach. They gotta have someone secretly on the phones or the franchise had just sunk this far Thanks to their egotistical owner and qb

  12. Bisaccia was well regarded in Tampa for years. Many wanted him to get the head coach position instead of Raheem, and 3 years later also wanted him considered instead of Schiano.

  13. Why aren’t they trying to get a rock star, like Cowher or Gruden?
    The Skins will need a guy like that who won’t put up with any crap from high maintenance, egotistical players… a-hem…

  14. I do not think the Skins will hire anyone they have interviewed thus far. It seems as if they are milking it or buying time until one of these college coaches finish their bowl obligations.

  15. I have no idea who this guy is, but all I am going to say is John Harbaugh was a Special Teams Coordinator and a Secondary Coach. I’m happy to see them do a thorough search.

  16. This is a BIG mistake. the last Dallas coach to come to the Redskins was Norv Turner Who cut Monk. Leave him in Dallas where he belongs, quit wasting time with wannabees and has beens!!!!

  17. I’m not saying being a special teams coordinator makes you unable to be a good HC, but just because it’s happened before doesn’t mean that it’s going to work again. There are plenty of good coordinators and some with HC experience that deserve jobs. Mike Zimmer for example has turned the Bengals defense into one of the top units in the league consistently of over the last few years and his name is barely mentioned.

  18. Does anybody remember how San Diego struggled so horribly on ST a few years ago even losing games on ST blunders and TDs? They missed the playoffs to 8-8 Broncos. This guy was ST coordinator.


  19. News Flash for Redskins fans: You’re not getting Cower. Accept it and move on. Not more “big names” for you. Its clearly gotten you nowhere anyways.

  20. It’s crazy but the skins are finally doing it right?
    Last couple of coaches were just hired on the spot.
    Shanahan, zorn(actually hire as OC 1st), Gibbs, spurrier, schottenhimer.
    They haven’t done an official coaching search, and the next coach wont have complete control.
    Finally, let them interview all day, this is gonna be done right.

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