Earlier today, I tweeted that I would love to hear 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely's name emerge as a sudden candidate for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching vacancy. Tonight, there's a new name we can add to the team's list of candidates -- it's not Seely, but it is a special teams coordinator.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Browns will interview Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia this Saturday. Glazer adds that since the Browns are likely waiting for Adam Gase or Dan Quinn, there's no harm in them interviewing fallback candidates in the mean time:
Bc cleve waiting for Quinn and Gace, both coaching this weekend, smart to interview others in meantime— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 16, 2014
I don't much knowledge of Bisaccia, but his background does appear to be somewhat similar to Seely's: he was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' special teams coordinator from 2002-2010, and also held the position of associate head coach for several years there. He joined the San Diego Chargers from 2011-2012, and in 2012, he was the assistant head coach to Norv Turner. Last year, Bisaccia was the special teams coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, a position he still holds.
Here is what John Clayton of ESPN.com reported about him when Bisaccia interviewed for the Washington Redskins' head coaching vacancy in early January:
Bisaccia was described as a no-nonsense guy; was respected by his players, with one apparently calling him the best coach he's ever had. Also heard him described as "not a head coach type," -- even by the coach who likes him and knows him well -- and there was no "wow" factor with him. He presents himself well and has a good resume, but it's not considered dynamic enough to command the entire room. But people do like him.
What do you guys think -- who is up for Bisaccia? Cleveland could also be doing what they did with Ray Horton last year -- interview him, and then if Chris Tabor leaves, have Bisaccia come along as Cleveland's special teams coordinator. If they did that, they would also have to give him a title like "assistant head coach."