Bucs promote Stukes to be special teams coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not waste time replacing special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who departed today for the San Diego Chargers, by promoting Dwayne Stukes to take his place.

Bisaccia, who was not happy with the contract offered by the Bucs according to a league source, was an original member of Jon Gruden’s staff in Tampa and is considered one of the better special teams coaches in the league.

Stukes has been with the Bucs for the past five seasons and was an assistant defensive backs coach for the past two years. He worked under Bisaccia in 2008, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.

There is speculation the Bucs will be replacing defensive line coach Todd Wash. It will be interesting to see how much turnover there is on the offensive staff as well.

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