Colts announce interview with Rich Bisaccia for head coach

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The wide net the Colts have cast in looking for their next head coach continues to get wider.

Indianapolis announced on Friday that the club has completed an interview with Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

Bisaccia took over as the Raiders interim head coach in 2021 after Jon Gruden’s abrupt resignation five games into the season. Las Vegas went 7-5 under Bisaccia, making it to the postseason for the first time since 2016 and just the second time since 2002.

But Bisaccia was not retained, as owner Mark Davis elected to hire Dave Ziegler as G.M. and Josh McDaniels as head coach. The Raiders finished 6-11 this season.

A longtime special teams coach, Bisaccia went on to be the Packers’ coordinator in 2022 and helped the club make improvements in the third phase.

Bisaccia has also coached special teams for the Buccaneers, Chargers, and Cowboys since 2002.

The Colts have expressed interest in over a dozen candidates for their head coaching vacancy, including interim coach Jeff Saturday. The organization announced Saturday completed his interview this week.

23 responses to “Colts announce interview with Rich Bisaccia for head coach

  1. Rough start, but he did a nice job in Green Bay.

    Nixon was some of his best work.

  2. Bisaccia had more wins for the Raiders in 12 games than Dummy McDaniels had in 17. Talk about a major mistake by the Bowlhead owner. He had a chance to correct his error, but instead chose to keep digging with the Josh & Ziggy clown show. I hope Rich gets the job, hires Derek Carr and doubles the Raiders record every season from this point forward.

  3. I do hope he gets the job, he SHOULD be the HC of the Raider but…..as a Denver fan I’m kinda glad he’s not. Good Luck to you coach I hope you get the HC job with the Colts.

  4. maxtheshoe says:
    January 20, 2023 at 1:52 pm
    I do hope he gets the job, he SHOULD be the HC of the Raider but…..as a Denver fan I’m kinda glad he’s not. Good Luck to you coach I hope you get the HC job with the Colts.

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    Even Josh McDaniels beat the Broncos.

    Bisaccia doesn’t specialize on either side of the ball.

    Five one score 2021 wins went the other way in 2022.

    The Chiefs beat the RB lead Raiders by a combined score of 89-23.

    Great guy, not an NFL head coach.
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  5. Nixon was some of his best work.
    +++++
    That credit should go to Nixon. One thing he didn’t fix was kick protection. But i expect that was mainly on the players.

  6. Some of the best coach’s the nfl has had got their start as special teams coach’s. Hope he gets the gig

  7. Bisaccia’s Raiders lost to the:

    Bengals 32-13 in Vegas
    A 4-13 NY Giants team 23-16
    Chiefs 41-14 in Vegas
    Chiefs 48-9 in KC
    A 7-10 Washington team 17-15 in Vegas

    They won their final four games by a combined 12 points.

    I’m not sure how many interim coaches lose 48-9, 41-14 and keep their job.

    Again, nice story, nice guy. Not an NFL head coach.

  8. wardo says:
    January 20, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Bisaccia’s Raiders lost to the…
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    Look at the2023 Raider opponents and tell us how my losses you see Josh McDummy racking up. Bisaccia would definitely crush Vegas when the Raiders visit Indy!

  9. If he’s smart he’ll leave the dumpster fire my Packers have turned into, a spineless head coach, the worst defensive coordinator on earth, a washed up quarterback that just wants to win the mvp that’s stealing us blind and a president of football operations who is responsible for all this just cares about a sledding hill.

  10. Irsay is getting desperate because he is finally realizing that nobody wants to work for him, and now he’s going to have to cast a wide to land any fish at all. Lol he couldn’t shame McDaniels into settling for his hc job i cant wait to see how bad they are next season with whoever is desperate enough to let irsay tell him what to do and who to do it with

  11. It just seemed like Bisaccia never got a fair shake with his short stint with the Raiders. He should get a fair chance to either succeed or fail miserably, be it Indy or somewhere else.

  12. Stay in Green Bay, Rich. A great gig, no pressure and you can be part of a coaching family that’ll soon secure World Championship #14 (just think of that. Sorry if you’re team only has one or two. But hey, that’s better than zero in 60+ years).

  13. Mr. B. was able to navigate his team through a year of turmoil and still have them ready to play. Might not be a great coach, but he can form a winning team that won’t embarrass fans like Ronald McDaniels.

  14. Why would the Colts want a coach from a losing team? Maybe he can bring that green bay losing culture with him?

  15. I guess if you take the packers from 30th place in overall special teams to 28th in the league you should get a HC job. If he stays in green bay one more year he can be the packers next coach

  16. No matter who you are you know he’s good he is, anyone who has a football mind knows that he’s a good bet, time will tell

  17. purpleisjustwrong says:
    January 20, 2023 at 6:52 pm
    If he’s smart he’ll leave the dumpster fire my Packers have turned into, a spineless head coach, the worst defensive coordinator on earth, a washed up quarterback that just wants to win the mvp that’s stealing us blind and a president of football operations who is responsible for all this just cares about a sledding h

    Goodness, somebody still salty and crabby about another embarrassing home loss in the playoffs. It’ll be OK, little buckaroo. The Vikings won’t make the playoffs next year anyway, so the the angst and depression will be much less.

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