Packers Making the Perfect Hire With New Special Teams Coach

Larry Rupp
The Green Bay Packers have made the perfect hire with their new special teams coach.
The Green Bay Packers have made the perfect hire with their new special teams coach. / Timothy T Ludwig/GettyImages

The Green Bay Packers entered the NFL Playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but fell short of their ultimate goal thanks to a horrible special teams performance in the Divisional Round. Special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton was fired and Green Bay is expected to hire the perfect replacement.

Rich Bisaccia Packers

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that the Packers are bringing in Las Vegas Raiders special teams coach/interim head coach Rich Bisaccia to take over. Of course, Bisaccia led the Raiders to their first playoff berth since 2016 after the team won seven of its final 12 games of the season.

Bissacia has also long been heralded as one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL. The 61-year-old has over 20 years of experience and knows the ins and outs better than anyone. He was seemingly headed to the Chicago Bears before they opted to hire Richard Hightower instead.

The Packers ranked 31st among the 32 NFL squads in special teams efficiency during the regular season, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. On top of that, Green Bay went through two long-snappers and saw veteran placekicker Mason Crosby miss a career-high 9 field goal attempts.

The Packers coaching staff is going to look a different on the sidelines with the likes of Bisaccia being hired and Adam Stenavich being promoted to offensive coordinator. Nevertheless, Green Bay is tied for the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl next season at +1500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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