It was fun while it lasted, but sadly the Las Vegas Raiders have passed up a chance to hire New Fairfield's Rich Bisaccia as their full time Head Coach.

Get our free mobile app

According to
NFL.com

Rumors have been circling the NFL with Bisaccia's name attached to several teams. On Sunday, the hot rumor was the Bears were interested in bringing him in as their Special Teams Coach, according to Fan Nation. 

Las Vegas Raiders v Kansas City Chiefs
Getty Images
loading...

On Monday, the energy had switched to Jacksonville, with NBC Sports reporting Bisaccia would interview for their Head Coaching vacancy. The meeting between Bisaccia and the Jaguars reportedly took place yesterday (1/31/22).

As a fan of the Raiders, I'm honestly very disappointed but I had a feeling it would end this way. I think Bisaccia deserved the job based on the results he got from his team. In the face of constant off-field issues, Bisaccia and the Raiders won their last four games to capture a playoff spot against good competition.

During the late season stretch, Las Vegas beat the Browns, Broncos, Colts and Chargers to end the season. Each one of those teams was competing for a playoff spot at the time the Raiders beat them. Unfortunately, the Raiders lost their playoff game  26-19 but they were in it right to the end against the Bengals, who are now headed to the Super Bowl.

Bisaccia did not make blunders with play calling or time management in these games, he kept his team inspired and performing but in the end, Las Vegas thought it wasn't enough. Maybe the front office should have listened to their players who wanted Coach Bisaccia back. Here is what Raiders QB Derek Carr and Defensive End Maxx Crosby had to say of their coach. 

I hope coach Bisaccia gets a Head Coaching job, he's shown he is more than capable at coaching at this level. I just hope this doesn't come back to bite the Raiders.

In short, I like the McDaniels hire but I would have preferred Coach Bisaccia for a variety of reasons, the most important being he's from New Fairfield.

Snapshots from Danbury's WestConn Colonials Football Team for 2021

These are some of the photos from the Danbury Colonials College Football team recap video for the 2021 season. WestConn football's 2021 season is in the books, the team went 5-5 on the year but finished strong. 

9 Things That Totally Suck About Living in Danbury

Elements of a place can totally suck without the place totally sucking. This is the point I intend to make here. Like anywhere else, Danbury has things about it that totally and completely suck without damaging the Hat City's rep to the point of total suckage,

Danbury Area Folks Share Their NFL Fandom for Playoffs

I am an Oakland/LA/Las Vegas Raiders fan, and have been since I was a kid and I'm often outnumbered in NFL conversations, but not completely alone. In the NFL, there are fans of all kinds in every city in America.

Before the Raiders losing playoff game against the Bengals last weekend, I reached out to my friends who are Raiders fans and asked them to send me a photo of them wearing a jersey or celebrating the team in some way. I had a great response and it kicked off a fun sports conversation but it was for Raiders fans only.

I wanted to give the same opportunity to all NFL fans in the Greater-Danbury area, whether their team was in the playoffs or not. I sent out the call on my radio show and on social media and these are the responses I got back.

More From i95 WRKI