Packers announce Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator

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The Packers had a special teams debacle in their divisional round loss to the 49ers and they now have a new coordinator charged with making sure they don’t repeat those errors in the future.

The team announced the hiring of former Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia for the job on Tuesday. Word on Monday was that Bisaccia would be the choice, so the announcement was an expected one.

Bisaccia went 7-5 as the Raiders head coach after Jon Gruden’s in-season departure and guided the team to a playoff berth. He was replaced with Josh McDaniels and interviewed for the Jaguars head coaching job before making a deal with the Packers.

Prior to his Raiders promotion, Bisaccia had two decades of experience as a special teams coordinator and the Packers are hoping that will result in sharper play from one of the team’s weakest links.

53 responses to “Packers announce Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator

  1. The Raiders will NOT make the playoffs next year. They should have NEVER broken him off. They never seem to disappoint. Davis is just like his old man. Break off a winning coach for nothing. Kenny Stabler got jobbed and so did Marcus Allen. His son learned NOTHING from the mistakes of the past.

  2. Best of Luck to him.. I hope they make him Asst Head Coach to help mentor all the new coaches there.

  3. I agree a change again was needed to be made at special team coordinator. But there’s other issues besides coach at special teams. The HC, OC, DC and other coaches have to be more open about playing some starters on special teams especially in the playoffs. San Fran did in the playoff game against GB as others did to. I know there’s risks doing this but when you’re only 12 quarters away from winning the SB you take those chances.

  4. Waiting for a statement from Coach Flores’ lawyer on his disappointment for not being considered for the Special Teams Coordinator position with the Packers.

  5. Find a kicker
    Find a returner
    Fix the protection units
    Fix the cover units

    He picked a pretty cush job…..

  6. I’m a Broncos fan, but GB is getting a good guy that definitely held the Raiders together during an extremely difficult year.. not throwing shade – this guy did a great job !!

  7. Very good hire… Would have been even better if the Packers GM hadn’t lowballed Darren Rizzi a year ago… They might still be playing right now.

  8. LaFleur is on the hot seat next year with or without Rodgers. Bisaccia could be his replacement.

  9. Coach did a great job keeping it all together and making the playoffs. He’s also apparently a great guy. That being said, there is probably a reason why he has been a special teams coach for 20 years and there is no shame in that. Let Davis run his team.

  10. Great deal for the Pack! My Raiders are going to regret not hiring this guy for many years.

  11. Last time we hired an Italian coach was a certain Coordinator from the New York Football Giants who now has a trophy named after him. Just Sayin’

  12. Bears pass on this guy and take someone who coached one of the worst ST’s of 2021. Go figure.

  13. Every year as the coaching carousel goes round and round and I learn of new hires, I ask myself if the fired coach was really the problem…and if the new hire is really the solution. This is one of those rare moments when the answer to both questions clearly is YES! Good for the Packers. This one change takes them from being very good, to being very excellent. As an AFC fan, I now have legit SB worries over the near term future.

  14. LaFleur is on the hot seat next year with or without Rodgers.
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    LaFleur just set an NFL record for most wins in first 3 seasons. You’re crazy.

  15. buzzy says:
    February 8, 2022 at 3:39 pm
    The Raiders will NOT make the playoffs next year. They should have NEVER broken him off. They never seem to disappoint. Davis is just like his old man. Break off a winning coach for nothing.

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    He went 7-6.
    He lost to the Giants and WFT (AT HOME!!!).
    He lost twice to the Chiefs, getting outscored 89-23.
    He doesn’t specialize in offense or defense.
    The only team to interview him for head coach was Jacksonville and they didn’t hire him.
    He wasn’t going to be STC on a team he was the head coach of. No coach would want him on the Raiders.

    Let’s not make believe they fired Lombardi or Shula here.

  16. Queasy Mofo-of-Mensa is a Magician says:
    February 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    Now they just need to find a quarterback.

    ——————

    The MVP will be back.

  17. I’m always amazed at the way the Packers continue to attract the finest coaching talent that the NFL has to offer.

    There is a reason this is the most successful franchise in NFL history.

  18. Good for him. To come in after the all the BS happening to the raiders in mid season and right the ship was incredible. He deserved better than what he got from Mark Davis. Like a previous poster said ‘ From the Outhouse to the Penthouse’ Congratulations Coach.

  19. And, Stabler threw 52 interceptions in two years and missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for his last two Oakland seasons. He threw 79 more of them in 44 games with Houston and NO.

    Oakland legend. HOF player that only got it done once. Jim Plunkett got it done in the playoffs. Twice.

    Marcus Allen most likely got dog housed and eventually was not part of the Raiders because Al Davis had morals and Allen seemed to have crossed them.

  20. The Packers offseason plan
    1. We hope Rodgers want to come back. Grown men with fingers crossed.
    2. We hope Rodgers still likes us.
    3. We hope Rodgers can stop sucking against winning teams.

  21. One brick at a time. That’s how dynasties are built. It takes longer but it’s more effective than wishing, hoping, and praying.
    -Viking Fan

  22. Queasy Mofo-of-Mensa is a Magician says:
    February 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    Now they just need to find a quarterback.

    ——————

    Fear not! I, the one ring ‘Chokemaster General,’ will be back.

  23. Whether or not the McDaniels hire is a mistake, I always find it sad that coaches who get the interim role can never be retained in their previous position. I think many teams have lost good coaches simply because of giving them that interim HC job. And special teams coordinator is probably a step down from where he could have been if he had not been given the reigns for half a season

  24. Glad a very good coach got a job but feel sorry for him not getting the raiders job. Did an impressive job under horrible circumstances.

  25. Too little, too late. Packers watched a legit championship window slip between their fingers because of Kevin King in 2020, and special teams in 2021. Now the Packers are $40 million over the cap, a lot of talented players won’t be on the roster next year, and no one knows what’s going to happen with Aaron and Davante. Will be lucky to win 10 games this year and make a wild-card seed.

  26. Originatorofonline1keeptheroyaltiescoming says:
    February 8, 2022 at 4:23 pm
    Last time we hired an Italian coach was a certain Coordinator from the New York Football Giants who now has a trophy named after him. Just Sayin’

    *********

    LINDY INFANTE…..LOL…easy to remember. I’m sure someone else can dig and find a coordinator of italian heritage…maybe an assistant line coach, as well.

    Epic fail.

  27. One Ring Blunder says:
    February 8, 2022 at 5:29 pm
    Queasy Mofo-of-Mensa is a Magician says:
    February 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    Now they just need to find a quarterback.

    ——————

    Fear not! I, the one ring ‘Chokemaster General,’ will be back.
    *******
    Just imagine if the Vikings had a one ring blunder/Chokemaster General.
    They’d erect a huge statue right outside their ugly McStadium and worship him as much as they do when it comes to Bud Grant and his ordinary coaching resume. 🤣

  28. Raiders fan here wishing him nothing but success in Green Bay! You guys will rock in that phase of the game.

  29. it’s not gold…..it’s yellow says:
    February 8, 2022 at 6:23 pm
    Originatorofonline1keeptheroyaltiescoming says:
    February 8, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Fear not! I, the one ring ‘Chokemaster General,’ will be back.

    *******
    Just imagine if the Vikings had a one ring blunder/Chokemaster General.
    They’d erect a huge statue right outside their ugly McStadium and worship him as much as they do when it comes to Bud Grant and his ordinary coaching resume.

    *********

    Oh please don’t give that honor to anyone else. Especially someone else in the competitive NFC North. That honor is all mine and not to be shared, not with the Vikings, the Lions, the Bears, or anyone else. Who needs a statue? They named a street after me. Cough! cough! gasp! gasp! Water please, before I choke again.

  30. Brian Flores should be the Packer’s special teams coach and would be if not for the lawsuit.

  31. Smart move by Packers to hire their potential interim coach if necessary. Lafleur needs a season without Rodgers to demonstrate that he can actually coach. If not, Bisaccia will capably steer the SS CHEESE.

  32. philmccracken says:
    February 8, 2022 at 4:54 pm
    I’m always amazed at the way the Packers continue to attract the finest coaching talent that the NFL has to offer.

    There is a reason this is the most successful franchise in NFL history.

    ___________________

    Those were the true glory days when dinosaurs roamed the planet, when there were 2 1/2 teams in the league and the team was really great, led by real men (not self absorbed Divas) and one enjoyed rooting for them? Not any more.

  33. Great to see Mini fans are back in off-season form, biting at the ankles of their betters. Good luck with another season of “Stats, not wins” Cousins.

  34. greenbaydean says:
    February 8, 2022 at 3:49 pm
    I agree a change again was needed to be made at special team coordinator. But there’s other issues besides coach at special teams. The HC, OC, DC and other coaches have to be more open about playing some starters on special teams especially in the playoffs. San Fran did in the playoff game against GB as others did to. I know there’s risks doing this but when you’re only 12 quarters away from winning the SB you take those chances.
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    That risk showed it’s ugly face in our last game when AJ Dillon broke a rib on special teams play. We could have really used him late in the game when he shines.

  35. Now trade rodgers, franchise Adam’s trade him, trade 69, trade z, let Crosby go, draft another quarterback to compete with love, get under the cap. Its time.

  36. The reason the football is king is that we all know why this seemingly insignificant hire is a HUGE deal. NFL is the best reality TV there is.

  37. And the Raiders’ new special teams coach doesn’t sound too hot. Oh boy, it’s always gotta be something, doesn’t it?

  38. Packers fans all giddy about signing a ST coach.😅😅😅😅 ya the special teams had some blunders but ultimately it came down to your defense not getting off the field and your MVP QB focusing on one WR for like 3 series in a row.

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