Earlier Wednesday, our AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky floated the idea of new San Diego special teams coach Rich Bisaccia getting a look at as a head-coaching candidate in Tennessee.
It remains to be seen whether Kuharksy’s idea will gain steam or not. However, after reading the superior résumé for Bisaccia, it’s easy to see the Chargers got themselves a fine coach and that San Diego fans should hope their special teams coach doesn’t go anywhere. Bisaccia was hired from Tampa Bay last month to help a disastrous unit.
Check out these quotes about Bisaccia:
“I coached a long time, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve worked with and I’m not just trying to be his agent or publicity manager,” former Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden said of Bisaccia. “He’s a tremendous football coach, great with players, smart, works his butt off. I’d hire him as a head coach. If I was in position to interview people and look for quality candidates and he’s certainly one of the best I’ve been around.”
“He’s gotten the best out of everybody, and for me, being around him since 2002, I jumped at the opportunity to play for him on special teams despite being a starter on defense,” former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks said. “I wanted to be part of what he was doing with other guys, I was a little jealous. I even inserted myself in practice as a punt returner. I really did want to be a part of what he had going on with our core group of guys on special teams.”
San Diego needs Bisaccia to make a big impact. He replaces Steve Crosby after the Chargers’ special teams directly resulted in several of the Chargers’ seven losses. San Diego was ranked No. 1 in total offense and total defense in 2010. However, its special teams’ issues that brought down the team.