Five underrated offseason moves by the Green Bay Packers this spring.
The Green Bay Packers faced much uncertainty when their offseason began. Would Aaron Rodgers or Davante Adams return?
How would the Packers fix their special teams? How about wide receiver? And that’s before we even begin discussing the salary cap mess the team found themselves in.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst deserves credit for how he has steered the ship throughout the offseason.
While the focus will go on the Adams trade, the early draft picks, and the changes at wide receiver, what are five underrated moves the Packers have made this offseason?
Hiring Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator
Head coach Matt LaFleur understood that a significant change was required on special teams. Green Bay’s special teams went from struggling to embarrassing in 2021, and it cost them dearly in the playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Enough was enough.
LaFleur decided to make a change at special teams coordinator, and he found a good one in Rich Bisaccia.
Bisaccia has been a special teams coordinator in the NFL for the past two decades. He is also a great leader, having been assistant head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and Las Vegas Raiders.
Last season after the Raiders fired Jon Gruden, they made Bisaccia their interim head coach. Bisaccia guided the Raiders to seven wins in 13 games, taking the team into the playoffs.
The Packers needed to add players in the offseason capable of playing special teams. They also needed a coordinator who could oversee significant improvements in this phase of the game.
That’s exactly what Bisaccia can do in Green Bay.