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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bucs lose special teams coach

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

It might be time to stop celebrating Tampa Bay’s 10-6 season. The Bucs reportedly have lost special teams coach Rich Bisaccia to the San Diego Chargers.

While losing a special teams coach might not seem like that big of a deal, it is in this case. Bisaccia is one of the league’s best when it comes to coaching special teams and that was an area of strength for the Buccaneers in 2010.

Bisaccia joined the Bucs in 2002 as a member of Jon Gruden’s first staff. He’s been sought after for college and NFL jobs in the past and it’s not clear why he decided to move on.

What is clear is that head coach Raheem Morris has an important job on his staff to fill. He's going to turn to assistant Dwayne Stukes, who had been assisting Bisaccia for the past five seasons.