Oakland Raiders: Assistant Offensive Line Coach Steve Wisniewski Left Team Due to Personal Reasons
Stuart Kovacs – Jul 27, 2012
Over the past 24 hours, there has been an abundance of speculation regarding the reasons why Oakland Raiders’ assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski abruptly resigned.
Some members of the press have said that he was either forced out by general manager Reggie McKenzie or that he was unhappy with his role in the new zone-blocking scheme instituted by offensive coordinator Greg Knapp.
However none of those are the reason why he resigned.
The reason why Wisniewski is no longer with the organization is because of personal reasons, according to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group.
In fact, according to the Raiders, the eight-time All-Pro well remain with the organization as an ambassador.
This is critical as it proves that Wisniewski was not forced to resign from his position nor was he upset with the coaching staff or organization. If he was, he likely would have left without continuing in a separate role.
Another thing to keep in mind with the resignation of Wisniewski is the current structure of the team’s coaching staff.
Frank Pollack, who is the Raiders’ offensive line coach, will now have additional duties after the team announced they would not hire a replacement for Wisniewski.
This means that Pollack will be one of only eight NFL offensive line coaches without an assistant.
Raider Nation Times sends its best wishes to Wisniewski for a speedy resolution to his personal reasons that resulted in his resignation. As one of the best offensive linemen in the team’s history, the entire Raider Nation hopes to see him with the organization again in the near future.
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