Raiders tap Rich Bisaccia to replace Jon Gruden after email scandal

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Did the Raiders head coach get fired?

Gruden released a statement Monday night, saying: “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.” NBC NewsLas Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigns over racist, homophobic, misogynistic emails

Why did Las Vegas Raiders coach resign?

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned Monday night amid reports that he repeatedly used homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails over a period of seven years. "I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction," he said in a statement. USA TODAYJon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns as homophobic, misogynistic comments are revealed in emails

Who is the Raiders coach?

After Jon Gruden's resignation Monday night, a Raiders interim coach has been appointed. Rich Bisaccia has been named the interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, the team announced Monday night. NFL.comRich Bisaccia named Raiders interim head coach

When did John Gruden coach the Raiders?

Allen was a senior executive with the Raiders from 1995 to 2003, when he worked with Gruden, who was head coach of the team from 1998 to 2001. Gruden became head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002 and beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl that season. The New York TimesJon Gruden Resigns After Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

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The Las Vegas Raiders named Rich Bisaccia the interim head coach on Monday night after Jon Gruden resigned following the release of more homophobic and misogynistic remarks in emails while he was a broadcaster.

Bisaccia was the team’s special teams coordinator and assistant head coach.

Bisaccia is in his 38th year of coaching and is in his fourth with the Raiders. He spent seven years with Gruden while the two were with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his team bio on the Raiders’ website, Bisaccia is praised for the Raiders’ prowess at special teams including helping punter A.J. Cole setting club rookie records.

Bisaccia’s history as a football coach goes back to Wayne State in 1983. He’s been with South Carolina, Clemson, Ole Miss, the Bucs, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and the Raiders. He served as mostly an offensive coach before taking over as the special teams coordinator for multiple teams.

Gruden resigned as head coach on Monday night after The New York Times’ revelation he sent several homophobic and misogynistic emails in conversations with former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen while he was a broadcaster at ESPN.

Some of the remarks included vulgar remarks toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The emails were uncovered through the league’s investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace misconduct.

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Saquon Barkley Injury Update Could Boost Devontae Booker Fantasy Outlook

The Duel 12 October, 2021 - 01:00am

Barkley possibly missing time could skyrocket Devontae Booker's fantasy outlook going forward.

Barkley being hit by the injury bug was managers' biggest concern after drafting him this year. There's no word on the severity of the ankle injury to this point, but the RB being ruled out quickly after is a serious cause for concern.

He has recorded 316 yards from scrimmage and 2 scores on 66 touches this season.

If Barkley misses extended time, Devontae Booker is in line to serve as the Giants' lead back. The sixth-year pro has seen limited use this season behind Barkley -- who's averaging 17.8 opportunities (13 rushes plus 4.8 targets) per game -- but he's capable of stepping up if needed.

Booker turned 93 rushes into 423 yards and 3 TDs behind Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs last season. That included a 21.3-point peformance (PPR scoring) in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos, when he ran for 81 yards and two scores.

The veteran would likely get the first crack at the RB1 role over rookie sixth-round pick Gary Brightwell, who is the only other back currently on the active roster. Booker will be a hot waiver-wire target assuming Barkley does miss time.

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