Should other teams interview Rich Bisaccia?

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When considering the promotion of a coordinator to a head-coaching job, NFL teams make a projection. Can the coach thrive in a much different job?

One candidate who has yet to generate real interest has shown that he can do the job of head coach. Rich Bisaccia, thrust into the role of interim coach of the Raiders after the forced resignation of Jon Gruden, helped guide the Raiders through adversity and dysfunction and into a playoff berth, capped nearly by an upset win over the Bengas.

While Bisaccia will get perfunctory consideration from the Raiders (the firing of G.M. Mike Mayock dramatically hurts his chances), why shouldn’t Bisaccia get interviews elsewhere? He’s shown that he can do the job. His players love him.

Again, we’re not saying with him (or anyone else) that they should be hired. But as teams cast a wide net when it comes to considering candidates, why not consider Bisaccia?

17 responses to “Should other teams interview Rich Bisaccia?

  1. People will say how stupid the Raiders are for not retaining him but yet, he I’ll receive zero other HC interviews.

  2. He’ll probably get as many interviews as Tom Cable did when he left the Raiders. The guy did an amazing job given the circumstances, and he seems to be a stand up guy. However, I don’t think he’s the man to lead the Raiders moving forward. Like I’ve said in many posts before, the job is Harbaugh’s.

  3. I’ve been rooting for the guy ever since he was Special Teams Coordinator of the Buccaneers. If he wants a HC spot, I hope he gets real consideration for it.

  4. Raiders for starters have to deal with the Rooney rule so they must interview others, but they wouldn’t be wise not seeing what else is out there. Then again the raiders can be looking elsewhere for the same reason no other teams are inviting bisaccia in to interview for head coach openings. Bisaccia is a great guy and a pretty good coach, but is he THE GUY for the raiders future ???

  5. Biggest problem in seeing him go will be getting new coordinators and changing systems again when the new coach brings his people. Next year may be a step back.

  6. Way back when Jon Gruden was coach of the Bucs, many Tampa people believed Rich was a rising star. This staff also had Monte Kiffin, Rod Marinelli, Kyle Shanahan and Mike Tomlin. I would love to see Bisaccia get his shot.

  7. He’s the Head Coach and he must be still under contract. Wouldn’t the Raiders have to give permission, and is permission even possible for a like to like move? Has an interim HC ever been allowed to interview elsewhere for a HC role while still in place? I cannot recall it having ever happened. Heck Darrell Bevell has been interim HC 2 years in a row and done a decent job with a toxic mess both times. Why no love for him?

  8. boknowsvt says:
    January 18, 2022 at 8:11 pm
    He’ll probably get as many interviews as Tom Cable did when he left the Raiders. The guy did an amazing job given the circumstances, and he seems to be a stand up guy. However, I don’t think he’s the man to lead the Raiders moving forward. Like I’ve said in many posts before, the job is Harbaugh’s.

    Cable left the Raiders the first time because Al Davis canned him due to punching another assistant in the face and a history of Violence towards women. That he’s back with the Raiders now tells you a lot about the organization. Remember… Mark Davis fired Jon Gruden only when he absolutely had to die to public outcry. Classless organization deserves what they get.

  9. I’ve always thought special teams coaches get overlooked for the head coaching jobs. Really a successful special team coach should be just what you want. He takes mainly the bottom half of the roster, gets limited time in practice, motivates the players, and instills discipline in players whose main motivation is just staying on the team another week. If you can translate that to the full roster, you should have a successful team.

  10. You media guys love Bisaccia, but Raider fans know better. He couldn’t beat the Bengals. Sorry, not good enough. Bring on the next guy…

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