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Josh Jacobs Reunites With Former Head Coach In Green Bay

Josh Jacobs finally landed in Green Bay over the weekend and got to speak to the media for the first time since signing his four-year deal with the Packers. When the former Raider was asked why he wanted to come play for Green Bay, one of the people he talked about was his former interim head coach in Rich Bisaccia, who is now Green Bay’s special teams coordinator:

“Man, Coach Bisaccia…I’m not going to lie. He was one of the main reasons I wanted to come here too, just knowing he was already here and dealing with him in the past.”

Jacobs and Bisaccia spent three seasons together with the Raiders before Bisaccia came over to Green Bay in 2022. Bisaccia took over as interim head coach of the Raiders in 2021 after the firing of Jon Gruden. He would go on to lead Las Vegas to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, and it was just their second overall appearance since 2002.

The case could be made that the reason Antonio Pierce got the head job in Las Vegas this offseason was because owner Mark Davis chose not to bring back Bisaccia the first time around after having to fire Gruden mid-season. Many players, including Jacobs, wanted Bisaccia to be named head coach after leading them to the postseason. He was the first interim head coach to lead a team to the playoffs since Bruce Arians did it with the Colts in 2012.

Regardless, Jacobs and his former coach are back together again. In the three seasons together, Jacobs recorded over 1,100 scrimmage yards each year (2019-2021) with 28 total touchdowns. Players love to reunite with former coaches that they share a strong bond with. Of course, Jacobs will probably not be playing any special teams snaps. But having another coach in the building that believes in him is such a key factor. Green Bay should be all the better for it.


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