“He Misses Gruden”

January 13th, 2011

"Hey Monte, where's that fuc*n Italian Stallion? I want to hug that fuc*n guy next. Man, I love that guy."

Breakups can be hard.

And it seems departed Bucs special teams coach Rich Bisaccia never got over it when his beloved coaching brother Chucky was jettisoned from One Buc Palace two years ago.

Tampa Tribune scribe eye-RAH! Kaufman said he talked to Bisaccia after he took a gig with the Chargers this week and Kaufman shared some insight on The Fabulous Sports Babe Show on 1040 AM today.

Kaufman painted a picture of Bisaccia having a little bitter taste in his mouth over the events in January 2009.

“Bisaccia and Gruden were tight. I mean tight. He misses Gruden. It wasn’t the same for him,” Kaufman said. “There wasn’t necessarily animosity [for the current Bucs regime] but he didn’t even get a courtesy interview for [the head coaching job].”

Kaufman also explained that Chucky used to call Bisaccia the “Italian Stallion.”

Joe can understand the apparent man love between Bisaccia and Chucky. It’s all very sweet. And Joe can only imagine the foul-mouthed get togethers those two had over the past two years, especially with Chucky still living in Tampa.

But Joe remains convinced Bisaccia moving on was a financial move. Nobody loves Chucky that much.

30 Responses to ““He Misses Gruden””

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    I liked Chucky a lot too, but in a couple more years when Raheem is playing for his second Superbowl Ring, Chucky will be little more than distant memory or the Coach that Raheem gets to beat every couple of years when they play.

  2. nick Says:

    how cute…BARF

  3. gitarlvr Says:

    Well when Norv Turner inevitably gets the axe, after probably somehow managing to grossly underachieve with that team again next year, maybe Bisaccia will get his wish and be reunited with his Chucky.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Ewwww! Gawd, that makes me sick! But it does explain some of undying love the “alternate lifestyle” crowd has for Chucky! I guess this really isn’t our father’s NFL anymore. Makes me glad the last of the mancrush boys left the building! Adios Rich, probably a lot happier now that you are in California, and closer to SanFran. Geez, and we thought Gruden and his staff were working during those late night “cram” sessions he used ta have. I also understand why the players were so happy to see that regime leave also. I’ll never look at OneBucPlace the same way again. Is Rich the last of the “Gruden love boys” to leave?

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    The Italian stallion? Just disturbing on soooo many levels. It was sooo much worse than we imagined . . .

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    “those guys were tight- I mean TIGHT!” yeah, I bet! I wonder if bringing in all the old Free agents were brought in due to an interest in”older men”. This answers so many previously unfathomable questions!! Love the caption on the Photo,Joe. Genius!

  7. Ash Says:

    Buc You’s lips are still attached to Grudens ass

  8. Brad Says:

    In all honesty who gives a rats ass what Ira says. I know you have to cover all things Bucs Joe but I personally don’t care anything that Ira reports on. Plus the big dog already reported why Rich was leaving. Ira should go and work in Boston so he can be praised for his love affair with Belacheat.

  9. Kirk Says:

    Capt. Tim and Ash….Your mothers would be so proud.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Kirk- certainly more proud than some of those “guys” moms- yuck!

  11. RastaMon Says:

    So….Gruden will next coach in San Diego…

  12. McBuc Says:

    Rasta, that may really burn Rich up.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Most coaching vacancies are getting filled. No real interest in Gruden so far. After what happened here, I am not surprised

  14. Patrick Says:

    It’s not that there’s no interest in Gruden. Gruden just doesn’t have any interest in coaching right now. He likes what he’s doing in the MNF booth and he’s said that many times.

  15. MOBucs Says:

    I was a Gruden fan for the majority of his tenure. In the last couple years he was coach I noticed a very disturbing trend that most other fans noticed. He and Allen had zero skill in evaluating young talent. Gruden relied on an aging veteran team to get it done without giving the young guys a chance. Outside of three or four players, all of the drafts that Allen/Gruden oversaw were failures! In two years, Rah/Dom have collected more young talent through the draft and FA than Allen/Gruden did in seven seasons. I will always respect Gruden for his accomplishments, but it’s obvious that a change was crucial for the Bucs to have long-term success.

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Capt’n is back with a vengeance. Must have been a really good trip. LOL

  17. JD Says:

    In the first article about Basaccia’s departure, I commented that he’s probably chapped they didn’t interview him for the head coaching job.

  18. McBuc Says:

    JD, you did, I remember reading that,

    Well stated MOBuc.

  19. Capt.Tim Says:

    BigMacAttack- lmao!! Actually thought this post was really funny! Due to my recent health issues, I found I needed to leave for a while. I was having “lifes not fair” anger issues, and wasn’t fit company. Hopefully I am back to my happier, sarcastic self, because I sure missed you guys, and posting on the greatest Football site in the world. Nice to hear from you guys again! My good cyber friends!

  20. Common Sense Says:

    Wait a second…Someone on the Bucs liked Gruden???

    I thought all I heard was how everyone hated him.

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    It’s great to have you back Captain!

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Thank you, Hawaiian Buc. It was a great season, and I suspect it’s going to be a great offseason for the Bucs. Think we are gonna have alot to talk about, and hopefully alot to laugh about too!!

  23. oar Says:

    Ah the Capt,
    Still wondering how you got off that cursed island? Was it the sea-turtles and rope made from your back hair or was it the ole raft made from half of a port-a-john routine?
    BTW Greg Olsen, Kurt Schultz, Tim Berbenich, Mike Morris, and Stukes(new special teams coordinator) are all still coaching and are from the “love” regime.

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    Oar- it was the Rum traders. That many left over??!? Gawd! You don’t think that any of them are”tight, real tight”, do ya?? If so, I can’t imagine that anyone on that team would risk getting in trouble! God only knows what discipline must be like! ” what, you got a DUI! – get in that barrel,mister!” oh, the inhumanity! There is the real Pirate horror movie” the Curse of the dark Chucky!”. But I hope they don’t make a ride based on THAT movie!

  25. Dave Says:

    I am convinced it was financial AND looking to the future.
    “There wasn’t necessarily animosity [for the current Bucs regime] but he didn’t even get a courtesy interview for [the head coaching job].”

    That says it all to me. The Bucs have a young and upcoming coaching staff at the HC, and Coordinator spots. SD might have more turn over SOON and Rich might think there is a better chance to move up.

    Especially if Norv Turner has another year of 9-7, misses the playoffs AND has the # 1 ranked offense & defense…. that is mind boggling.

  26. oar Says:

    Ah, the infamous Rum traders! Me love the Rum traders! Wonder if that means I’m an alcholic gay? But, I guess that does explain why Raheem loves that chest bump with another fellow so much? Seriously, I’m so glad he seems to have put that on the back burner and focused on coaching!
    Hope your health stays well!

  27. oar Says:

    Glad Greg Olsen didn’t get mad, when they passed over him(who was standing right there next to Dom and Raheem) and hired Jagz! Although he’s garnering interest from teams, so he might?

  28. oar Says:

    “Especially if Norv Turner has another year of 9-7, misses the playoffs AND has the # 1 ranked offense & defense…. that is mind boggling.”
    I also thought it was mind boggling, when they fired Schot after a 14-2 season!

  29. Capt.Tim Says:

    Oar- thanks! Greatly appreciated!

  30. Eric Says:

    Me too.

    Like when we actually used to win the Division rather than act like it against sorry teams and then fold.