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Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (50) / 7/5/1966
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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. Jan 20 - 10:14 PM

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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.
Jan 20 - 5:01 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.
Jan 17 - 2:56 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.
Jan 13 - 9:26 AM

NFL.com'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.
Jan 12 - 8:51 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 11 - 2:55 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.
Jan 6 - 9:56 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.
Jan 1 - 8:41 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

Jaguars owner Shad Khan said a winning record is "everybody’s reasonable expectation at this point."

Coach Gus Bradley was handed a one-year extension in January, but there is little doubt he will be out the door if the Jaguars suffer through another losing season. A former defensive coordinator, Bradley will need to improve a defense which has finished bottom 10 in total defense and points allowed in each of the last three seasons if he hopes to keep his job. Bradley fired former DC Bob Babich after the season and is expected to take on a bigger role on defense.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Jaguars signed coach Gus Bradley to a one-year extension through 2017.

Just two weeks ago, GM Dave Gettleman said Bradley wouldn't be seeing an extension anytime in the immediate future. But we're not sure this is what he meant. Bradley is simply getting an extra year added to his deal to not make him feel like a lame-duck coach who's working on a one-year deal in 2016. It's still shaping up as a make-or-break year for Bradley. He needs to win more than 4-5 games after going 12-36 across his first three seasons.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said an extension for coach Gus Bradley isn't coming in the immediate future.

Bradley is entering the final year of his contract in 2016 and will be faced with a make-or-break year. He's fired his DC Bob Babich, and Caldwell suggested Bradley take over play-calling duties on defense. Defense is Bradley's background, and that's the side of the ball that failed the team in 2015, finishing 31st in points allowed. Bradley has a 12-36 record through three years.
Wed, Jan 6, 2016 10:09:00 AM

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