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Gus Bradley | DT

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (51) / 7/5/1966

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Chargers re-signed DC Gus Bradley.
The Chargers also kept OC Ken Whisenhunt with a new contract. In his first season after being fired as coach of the Jaguars, Bradley's Bolts defense finished 15th in total defense, third against the pass, and 31st against the run. Bradley had one of the best pass-rush duos in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to go along with an elite cornerback trio of Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams, and Desmond King. There are a lot of pieces to build around. Fixing the run defense will be key this offseason, but this is a unit completely on the rise. Jan 10 - 6:57 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers are expected to re-sign DC Gus Bradley.

Bradley drew some interest from the Packers and Seahawks when his contract expired on Tuesday, but the Packers have settled on Mike Pettine for their DC job, while the Seahawks don't have a DC opening with Kris Richard still in place. Richard has been connected to the Colts' head-coach gig, but he seems like a long shot. It makes the most sense for Bradley to go back to L.A.
Jan 9 - 9:46 PM

The Packers plan to interview ex-Chargers DC Gus Bradley for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

Bradley's Bolts contract ran out on Tuesday. The ex-Jaguars coach oversaw a solid defense his first year in Los Angeles. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks also have interest in adding Bradley to their staff. Bradley was Pete Carroll's defensive boss from 2010-12.
Jan 9 - 2:23 PM

Chargers hired Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator.

Bradley previously flirted with the Redskins and drew interest from the 49ers. A Pete Carroll disciple, Bradley installed a Cover 3 scheme in Jacksonville and the defense was coming together nicely with a young talent core just as Bradley was fired. In Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward, and Joey Bosa, Bradley is inheriting a Chargers defense with some important building blocks in place.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 10:14:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Mike Silver reports the 49ers are still pursuing Gus Bradley for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

Bradley had his sights set on reuniting with Tom Cable, but he recently withdrew his name from consideration for the Niners' head-coaching job. The Niners are reportedly "upping their offer" to Bradley, so it looks like they're fairly serious about bringing him on board. Bradley has also been linked to vacancies in San Diego and Washington this offseason.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Speaking at his introductory presser, new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said the team would speak to Gus Bradley about the defensive coordinator position again on Tuesday.

Los Angeles is Bradley's best bet for a job right now, but there's been speculation he's waiting to see if Tom Cable gets the 49ers' job. Bradley coached alongside Cable in Seattle. San Diego, with its Joey Bosa-led defense, would be the much better career choice.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 02:56:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley will interview for the Chargers' defensive-coordinator vacancy.

We'd expect this to get worked out. It's been rumored since the end of the season that Bradley would join Anthony Lynn's staff wherever he gets a head-coaching gig. Lynn landed the Chargers' job on Thursday.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 09:26:00 AM's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers are expected to target Gus Bradley for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

Bradley interviewed with the Redskins on Wednesday, though Washington is now talking with Wade Phillips. Per Rapsheet, new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn would like to retain Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 08:51:00 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is interviewing for Washington's defensive-coordinator vacancy Wednesday.

Bradley has been rumored to be atop the Redskins' wish list for about a week now. He has strong ties to both GM Scot McCloughan from Seattle and coach Jay Gruden from Tampa Bay. Bradley was supposedly waiting to join Anthony Lynn somewhere if he got a head-coaching gig, but that is looking unlikely now. Washington has also interviewed ex-Browns HC Mike Pettine.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 02:55:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is "atop" the Redskins' list for their defensive-coordinator vacancy.

Bradley is reportedly also interested in going wherever Anthony Lynn gets a head-coaching job, but it's uncertain when that may happen, if it happens at all. Bradley has to take care of himself and has a familiarity with Redskins GM Scot McCloughan after the two worked together in Seattle. Bradley, despite his failed tenure with the Jaguars, is viewed as one of the best coordinators on the market. Broncos in-limbo DC Wade Phillips is another candidate linked with Washington.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:56:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports former Jaguars coach Gus Bradley will go wherever Anthony Lynn ends up this offseason.

Lynn is fully expected to land a head-coaching job this cycle, and it looks like Bradley will join him as the defensive coordinator. Schefter likened the situation to a presidential race, calling it "a Lynn-Bradley ticket." Bradley failed miserably in Jacksonville, but his record as a defensive coordinator in Seattle was solid. The early money is on Lynn sticking in Buffalo, so it seems likely that is where Bradley ends up as well.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Jaguars fired coach Gus Bradley.

They'll have an interim coach for Weeks 16-17, quite possibly Doug Marrone, although it could be someone lower profile if the Jaguars want to avoid making noise in Bradley's wake. Bradley simply failed to coach Jacksonville out of the AFC South basement through four years on the job, managing a 14-48 record. Bradley's .226 winning percentage is the worst in modern NFL history among coaches with at least 50 games of experience. The Jaguars' roster is attractive based on its young, promising defense, but the regression of Blake Bortles will be a stumbling block ahead of Jacksonville's coaching search. They may struggle to find any coaches willing to take on Bortles.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:55:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jaguars coach Gus Bradley's firing is a "fait accompli."

One of the downsides of coaching an offseason darling is the backlash when that team disappoints, and it has looked for some time like that backlash would cost Bradley his job. The coach has certainly earned his pink slip, however. Bradley is just 14-45 in four seasons with the Jaguars, and he is certain to add several more losses to that record before the end of the season. More importantly from an organizational standpoint, Blake Borltes has regressed dramatically in his third year, and 2015 first-rounder Dante Fowler has barely been noticeable in his first healthy season. La Canfora reports the Jaguars will take a long look at reuniting with Tom Coughlin, 70, once Bradley is relieved of his duties after the season.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Jaguars owner Shad Khan said he's not prepared to make a coaching change.

We'll see. Khan was never going to announce his coach's firing in the locker room after the game. He'll undoubtedly huddle with his confidants on Friday to discuss the issue at greater length removed from the emotion of tonight's embarrassing loss. It's possible, if not probable, he decides 14-41 Gus Bradley finally has to go.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 12:13:00 AM

Speaking after Thursday's loss to the Titans, Jaguars owner Shad Khan hinted he could be ready to fire coach Gus Bradley.

"Actions speak louder than words," Khan said. "Very little for me to say." You could say it sounds bad for Gus. Now 14-41 (.254) as an NFL head coach, Bradley's team has made zero improvement this season, and looked comprehensively lost on Thursday. Blake Bortles has gone off the rails, and Bradley's ballyhooed young defenders aren't making a positive impact. The Jags are overdue for a change. OL Doug Marrone will probably be promoted to interim head coach if/when Bradley is canned (on Friday).
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 11:55:00 PM

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