Bisaccia interviews for Raiders coaching job

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Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia looks on during the first half of an NFL playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia looks on during the first half of an NFL playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia was interviewed Wednesday for the full-time job as owner Mark Davis searches for a coach and general manager to lead the franchise into the future.

Bisaccia took over in October when Jon Gruden was forced to resign over the publication of old offensive emails and was 7-5 in the regular season.

Bisaccia, 61, has done a good job keeping the Raiders on track after Gruden’s ordeal and the release of catcher Henry Ruggs III after he was charged with crimes in a fatal impaired crash that killed a woman 23 years old.

Bisaccia, the NFL’s longtime special teams coordinator, won the support of his players and helped the Raiders win their last four games to qualify for the playoffs for the second time in 19 seasons.

Las Vegas was eliminated last Saturday in a 26-19 loss at Cincinnati, but several players, including quarterback Derek Carr and running back Maxx Crosby, have publicly supported Bisaccia’s candidacy.

Since 2000, nine interim coaches have been promoted to full-time the following season. These nine coaches combined for a .426 winning percentage, with four of them having made at least one playoff appearance.

Jason Garrett lasted the longest, going 80-64 in nine seasons with Dallas after replacing Wade Phillips in 2010. Garrett made the playoffs three times with the Cowboys, winning two playoff games.

The only other known candidate expected to be interviewed for the job at this time is Patriots assistant Jerod Mayo, although Davis still has to interview at least one other minority candidate to satisfy the Rooney rule and may also have an interest. to attract Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. NFL.

Davis is also looking for a new general manager after firing Mike Mayock on Monday after three seasons.

The Raiders plan to interview Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Bengals scout Trey Brown from now on for this job.

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