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« #15 : January 11, 2011, 05:08:24 PM »

Bisaccia hired as Bolts ST coach

By Kevin Acee

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.

The Chargers have hired Rich Bisaccia as their special teams coach.

Bisaccia spent the past nine years in Tampa Bay, coincidentally the same amount of time the man he replaced had been with the Chargers.

After firing Steve Crosby the day after the season, the Chargers commenced looking for someone with experience coaching young players.

“Rich has had experience in all aspects of the kicking game and special teams in terms of personnel -- whether it be with veteran guys or over last couple years, obviously, (Tampa Bay has) been a young team and implementing young players.”

The Chargers’ 2010 performance on special teams was arguably the worst in NFL history. Only a few teams had ever allowed more than four blocked punts (plus a deflection) or four kicks returned for touchdowns. No team had come close to doing both in the same season. Further, the Chargers’ allowed an NFL-record 18.9 yards per punt return.

They stemmed the horror in part due to a series of midseason moves to bring in experienced special teams players. The majority of those veterans will not be kept, however, and Bisaccia will be expected to shape a group of young players.


source: https://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jan/11/bisaccia-hired-bolts-st-coach/

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« #16 : January 11, 2011, 05:18:16 PM »

Interesting....I was under the impression that he was leaving for Co-ordinator or HC position but this is lateral.

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« #17 : January 11, 2011, 05:19:21 PM »

Exactly. This is a lateral move. Must have promised him a boat load of money. 


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« #18 : January 11, 2011, 05:20:16 PM »

This was a money move. The Glazers didnt want to match what San Diego was offering.

So looks like we need to search for a new ST coach.

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« #19 : January 11, 2011, 05:21:45 PM »

This was a money move. The Glazers didnt want to match what San Diego was offering.

So looks like we need to search for a new ST coach.

PR discussed Bisaccia's potential departure a few days ago and said the Bucs already have a plan in place


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« #20 : January 11, 2011, 05:22:26 PM »

3-4 years ago everybody wanted to run him out of town.  wonder what his reasons are.


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« #21 : January 11, 2011, 05:26:24 PM »

Maybe Art Valero is available after the Seahags are eliminated.

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« #22 : January 11, 2011, 05:26:57 PM »

Thanks for all you've done, Rich. Good luck. I'm not going to cry over losing a special teams coach, especially if we get this new defensive line coach.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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« #23 : January 11, 2011, 05:27:11 PM »

Since 2002, Bisaccia’s first year with the Buccaneers, the special teams unit ranks in the Top 10 in the NFL in several categories including; opponent kickoff return average (fifth), fewest kickoff and punt returns surrendered for touchdowns (tied for third), kickoff return average (fifth), team gross punting average (seventh), punts placed inside the 20-yard line (tied for sixth) and blocked field goals (fifth).

Since 2005, the Buccaneers have sent three special teams players to the Pro Bowl: P Josh Bidwell (2005), LS Dave Moore (2006) and KR Clifton Smith (2008) after sending just one in team history prior to that (K Martin Gramatica in 2000). Additionally, a Buccaneer has garnered NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors 13 times and NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors four times under Bisaccia.

There have also been numerous Buccaneers single-season records broken under the direction of Bisaccia including: most points scored (131, Matt Bryant-2008), most points placekicking (131, Bryant-2008), most field goals (32, Bryant–2008, Martin Gramatica-2002), most punting yards (4,101, Josh Bidwell-2005), best gross punting average (45.57, Bidwell-2005), most punts inside the 20 (30, Bidwell-2007), best kickoff return average (29.5, Sammie Stroughter-2009), most return touchdowns (7-2008) and most kickoff return yards (1,630-2009). Perhaps most impressively, the top five single-season kickoff return averages in team history have all come under Bisaccia.

Additionally, there have been a number of single-game records bested during his tenure including: most field goals (5, Gramatica-12/29/02), most 50-plus yard field goals (3, Connor Barth-11/15/09), longest field goal made (62, Bryant-10/22/06), best gross punting average (52.0, Tom Tupa-12/7/03), most total return yards (259, Clifton Smith-11/2/08) and longest kickoff return (97t, Stroughter-10/18/09; C. Smith-11/2/08).

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« #24 : January 11, 2011, 05:28:08 PM »

I thought he was still under contract.

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« #25 : January 11, 2011, 05:37:04 PM »

This is a pure example of the ownership being cheap!!!  Maybe we get someone in here that will keep our special teams in top form, but why let him walk when he was doing an awesome job?


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« #26 : January 11, 2011, 05:42:13 PM »

This is a pure example of the ownership being cheap!!!  Maybe we get someone in here that will keep our special teams in top form, but why let him walk when he was doing an awesome job?

Do we know for a fact that this was strictly a money move?? I'm not saying it isn't but I also haven't seen anything confirmed...

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« #27 : January 11, 2011, 05:49:48 PM »


Since 2005, the Buccaneers have sent three special teams players to the Pro Bowl: P Josh Bidwell (2005), LS Dave Moore (2006) and KR Clifton Smith (2008) after sending just one in team history prior to that (K Martin Gramatica in 2000). Additionally, a Buccaneer has garnered NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors 13 times and NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors four times under Bisaccia.



Do you honestly believe that Bisaccia had an impact on Bidwell and Dave Moore making the Pro Bowl?

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« #28 : January 11, 2011, 05:52:56 PM »

I suspect there were some disagreements on players.

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« #29 : January 11, 2011, 05:57:28 PM »

This is a pure example of the ownership being cheap!!!  Maybe we get someone in here that will keep our special teams in top form, but why let him walk when he was doing an awesome job?
Of course you would know EXACTLY what happened 13 minutes after the news broke. My guess is you think your some buccaneer insider because you wear facepaint and dressup like an idiot.
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