Report: Bears eyeing Rich Bisaccia as special teams coach if not retained by Raiders

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If Rich Bisaccia isn’t retained by the Las Vegas Raiders as their head coach, he may already have his next job lined up.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are hopeful to be able to hire Bisaccia as their special teams coordinator under new head coach Matt Eberflus.

Eberflus and Bisaccia previously were colleagues on the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys from 2013-17. Bisaccia served as the assistant head coach and special teams coach under head coach Jason Garrett while Eberflus was a linebackers coach and defensive passing game coordinator.

The Bears are in need of a new special teams coach since Chris Tabor elected to join the Carolina Panthers coaching staff on Thursday.

The Raiders went 7-5 with Bisaccia serving as the interim head coach following the resignation of Jon Gruden in October. The team made the postseason for just the second time since 2002 before losing 26-19 to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round.

Las Vegas has interviewed multiple candidates for their head coaching position, including Bisaccia. The Raiders may be zeroing in on New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach, which would free Bisaccia up to move on to a new team.

8 responses to “Report: Bears eyeing Rich Bisaccia as special teams coach if not retained by Raiders

  1. Winning record, got them to the playoffs, loved by the players… nah, let’s hire Josh McDaniels for some completely unfathomable reason.

  2. Hope he leaves the Raiders if he doesn’t get the job and McDaniels is hired. Get out before the team goes 6-11.

  3. Lets see what franchise gets a franchise QB first in the NFC North. Since the Super Bowl era there has been Starr, Tarkenton, Favre and Rodgers. I still think the Packers get one more before the other 3 get 1.

  4. This would be a good hire. With Eberflus learning on the job as HC it would be good to have the perspective of one who’s been there on staff even if his time at HC wasn’t very long. Personnel wise, ST is one area of the Bears where they are actually pretty well set up so with the right coaching hire I’d think Eberflus can pretty much leave that phase alone and focus on what needs a lot more work.

  5. Don’t worry Coach…if you’re lucky the Bears may start you at $19 per hour due to your experience!

  6. This guy deserved a shot at being the Raiders full time coach. Wednt 7-5, took them to the playoffs which is something Gruden failed to do. This team had so many off the field distractions with Gruden and Ruggs. Players loved him and clearly played hard for him, some even spoke out on how better coached the team was under him than with Gruden. But hey….Josh McCaniels lol.

  7. I told ya’ll the Raiders would find a way to screw this up. Mark Davis will set this team back 4 years with the decision he is about to make.

  8. Rich Bisaccia is a class act. He was the best football coach in the NFL this year. Players don’t play that hard unless they’re really motivated, and they were playing for this coach.

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