On Monday, Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said the search to replace fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will be a quick process and interviews would start soon.
One of the reported contenders for the job is outgoing Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
Let’s take a closer look at Bradley.
He was the Chargers’ defensive coordinator the past four seasons. While head coach Anthony Lynn was fired on Monday, Bradley is still under contract with the Chargers for a couple of weeks.
Other NFL defensive coordinator experience:
Bradley was the Seattle Seahawks’ coordinator from 2009-12 at the beginning of their great “Legion of Boom” run.
Bradley was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach from 2013-16, where he had a record of 14-48.
What he’s known for:
Bradley is considered a strong defensive coordinator who works well with defensive backs. He runs the Cover 3 defense well and is known as a players’ coach.
Bradley was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ linebackers coach from 2006-08 under Gruden.
Why he would fit in Las Vegas:
Gruden trusts him. He has a history of fielding good defensive backfields, which the Raiders are looking to develop. Bradley also has a lot of NFL experience.