Raiders coach Bisaccia making case to remove interim tag

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Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia motions towards the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

HENDERSON (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia is making a case to get the job permanently.

Bisaccia did something Jon Gruden couldn’t accomplish in his second stint with the franchise. He led the Raiders to the playoffs. And he did it despite myriad off-the-field issues. Running back Josh Jacobs says he admires Bisaccia’s calm demeanor on the sideline.

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia motions towards the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

And that may be exactly what the team needed after the turmoil of losing Gruden in the middle of the season because of an email scandal.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) celebrates after sacking Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

The Raiders play at Cincinnati on Saturday. The Bengals routed the Raiders in Las Vegas in November.

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