4. Rich Bisaccia
Matt LaFleur hired Rich Bisaccia to fix the Packers' special teams. Over the past two offseasons, general manager Brian Gutekunst has made free-agent additions specifically to upgrade this phase of the game.
Gutekunst brought in Keisean Nixon, Dallin Leavitt, Matt Orzech, Eric Wilson, and Tariq Carpenter. They are just some of the players the Packers added to improve the special teams.
But this unit hasn't made the improvements they were supposed to. Sure, they're no longer breaking records for the wrong reasons like they were in 2021, but that was a low bar to clear. Under Bisaccia, this group was supposed to become a strength.
There is little evidence for that. The Packers are still making regular special teams errors. Last week against the Steelers, Green Bay had an extra point blocked. It proved to be costly. The Packers entered the final drive trailing by four points rather than three. Rather than settling for a game-tying field goal, Jordan Love had to force the issue in search of a touchdown.
Anders Carlson's opening kickoff barely avoided going out of bounds. He hit his second kickoff wide, and it did go out of bounds, resulting in a penalty that gave Pittsburgh possession at the 40-yard line.
Mistakes like this are happening too frequently on special teams. That's on Bisaccia. The Packers hired him to turn a weakness into a strength, and they added free agents who can contribute on special teams. But this group continues to struggle.