Rich Bisaccia took over as interim head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders and proceeded to guide the team all the way to the postseason.
It was a heroic effort from him and his players after Jon Gruden was forced to resign abruptly over his leaked email scandal.
That meant Bisaccia was up for the permanent job.
He had the support of Raiders players, only for ownership to decide that Josh McDaniels was the true savior needed for the franchise.
That put Bisaccia out of a job after such a great run.
But he did not have to wait long to find his next job.
He is reportedly heading to Green Bay to fix the Packers’ biggest problem.
Can confirm @RapSheet's report that the Packers are expected to hire Rich Bisaccia as their new special teams coordinator.
Nothing official yet but I'm told an announcement is coming soon.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) February 7, 2022
Bisaccia is expected to become the Packers’ new special teams coordinator after that unit failed miserably in the Divisional Round.
A blocked field goal and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown ultimately doomed the team against the San Francisco 49ers.
It is now Bisaccia’s job to clean this up with his two decades of experience managing NFL special teams units.
Part Of A Larger Plan In Green Bay
The Packers and NFL fans in general are waiting to hear what Aaron Rodgers decides to do.
The #Packers are expected to hire former #Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia as their new special teams coach, sources say. The unit was an issue in GB last year, and coach Matt LaFleur goes a long way toward fixing it. Bisaccia is universally respected.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2022
In the meantime, the organization just made a huge hire to prove to the quarterback that they are trying to patch up problems on the team.
An improved special teams unit will not matter much if Rodgers demands a trade, or retires, and the Packers are stuck with Jordan Love at quarterback.
But landing Bisaccia shows a commitment to winning now.
Ignoring the problem and coasting along may have been enough for Rodgers to see the writing on the wall.
Now, it appears the front office learned their lesson after the 2020 NFL Draft and is doing what it can to make another run or two with Rodgers under center.