The Green Bay Packers said goodbye to another coordinator Saturday but arranged an interview with a former NFL head coach to replace him.
Packers announced February 5th head coach Matt LaFleur has officially fired special team coordinator Maurice Drayton. On the same day, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reports that LaFleur is in talks with the former Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bissacia to fill in the position.
Bissacia takes over as Raiders’ former head coach Jon Gruden after he stepped down in October. Bissacia led the team to a 7-5 record in the final 12 games of the regular season, earning a spot in the Wildcard Round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs Round. The Cincinnati Bengals came to an end. The end of the Raiders season, as well as Bissacia’s run as head coach, held Las Vegas with points. 26-19.
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“Despite being very popular among Raid players… Bisaccia will not be returning to Las Vegas,” Silverstein wrote. “He was a candidate for the position of head coach of Raid but lost New England Patriots strike coordinator Josh McDaniel and has been given permission to look for work elsewhere. ”
Packers Part Ways with Drayton after a disastrous loss to the 49ers
As for the release of Drayton, whom the organization fired after just one season as its special teams coordinator, LaFleur released an official statement on Saturday.
“We are grateful for everything Mo has brought to our team over the past few seasons,” LaFleur said. “He is a fantastic man loved by our players and coaches and has contributed so much to our success. We wish for nothing but the best for Mo, Tonya and the rest of their families moving forward. ”
Drayton has coached the NFL in total six seasons, including the last four members of the Green Bay staff. He served as the Packers’ special team assistant for three seasons, from 2018-20, before being appointed coordinator last year.
Green Bay cut ties with Drayton after last month 13-10 lose in the Split Round of the playoffs to San Francisco 49ers. Throughout that game, the Niners blocked an on-field scoring attempt by the Packers late in the first half and then blocked a ball in the fourth. The punt block was returned for the game’s only encounter in San Francisco, with a 10-10 scoreline and arguably a major factor in the Packers’ eventual defeat.
Packers down 2 out of 3 coordinators of this Department
Before Green Bay said goodbye to Drayton, the team handled the departure of the offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The difference is that Hackett leaves by choice.
Rodgers said after the team’s loss to the Niners that he would decide on his future with the Packers before the NFL’s free agency phase opens on March 16, but noted that he did not want to participate in the construction. again.
Keeping the Packers ‘2021-22 roster completely intact is unlikely for the general manager Brian Gutekunst, as well as keeping the coaching staff together doesn’t prove practical. However, the Packers have decided to stay indoors when it comes to the OC placement. The organization announced on January 31 that the former game executive coach/coordinator Adam Stenavich was promoted to offensive coordinator in Green Bay.
Whether it’s the appearance of a constant attack on coaching staff, a franchise tag has the potential to be applicable to the All-Pro receiver widely. Davante Adams and the efforts were likely to yield some of Rodgers’ favorite goals but in the end Robert Tonyan and expand Allen Lazard passing free agency would be enough to keep QB playing at Lambeau Field still to be seen.
If Rodgers eventually decides to forcibly trade with Green Bay, the Packers will have a relatively easy time creating a tender war for his services, which will keep the team out of poverty even though he’s gone. The Broncosthe Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers All are rumored to be interested in landing 38-year-old Rodgers, who is expected to win his second consecutive MVP and fourth overall MVP, for the 2021-22 regular season.
https://heavy.com/sports/green-bay-packers/rich-bisaccia-raiders-interview-drayton-fired/ Interview with the Packers Former Raiders Head Coach Rich Bisaccia