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Eagles, Bradley not close to a deal, yet


The fact that Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will interview with the Eagles for a second time on Tuesday coupled with pre-existing rumors that Bradley is the leading candidate for the job has created a sense that Bradley could soon be the team’s next head coach.

According to Geoff Mosher of, that’s not the case.  At least not yet.

Bradley’s second interview is being viewed as more of a continuation of the first session, since it happened on Saturday in Atlanta, as the Seahawks were preparing to play the Falcons.

Bradley reportedly will interview with the Jaguars later this week.  He also interviewed with the Chargers, who reportedly will hire Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

If, of course, everything goes well and momentum builds and Bradley gets the job in Philly, he probably won’t be interviewing in Jacksonville.

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25 Responses to “Eagles, Bradley not close to a deal, yet”
  1. caseysarasota says: Jan 15, 2013 1:05 PM

    What are they waiting for? This guy really seems to fit the bill not just from what I’ve seen, but from what others have said around the league. Im all about the “Gus Bus”. Let’s hope the Birds don’t let this one slip.

  2. jjb0811 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:05 PM

    He’s built a stout D in Seattle.

  3. coltzfan166 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:08 PM

    In other words, a deal is 95% done.

  4. kahunanc says: Jan 15, 2013 1:08 PM

    Well the Birds need a new defense that way the hiring makes sense. That this guy has to work with Roseman and Laurie I feel badly for him.

  5. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 15, 2013 1:13 PM

    Good coach (& does funny press Q&As.) Will be sad to see him go.

  6. dawkinseffect says: Jan 15, 2013 1:13 PM

    Please god let get him signed. I want a Defensive head coach and how the Seahawks D was this past two seasons, he would be a great fit.

  7. rukkus1 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:16 PM

    This dude is good.

  8. asublimeday says: Jan 15, 2013 1:20 PM

    Ugh who would want to coach that wretched team in a tough division with that fan base.

  9. mymorningstory says: Jan 15, 2013 1:22 PM

    GET IT DONE.. otherwise the only other decent choice is the OC in San Fran

  10. Land Snark says: Jan 15, 2013 1:23 PM

    This is the most promising news yet.

    Just hire him and get it over with so we don’t have to read more drivel about this clown car circus search.

  11. greymares says: Jan 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    It’s time for the Titans to cut his butt and then have the NFL suspend him. He will find his way to prison within weeks

  12. forci8 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    Love this guys energy. Hopefully they hire him and I can root for the Eagles again. So glad Andy Reid is gone and soon the wannabe QB Vick will follow.

  13. dkphilly1122 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    The Eagles need to sign Bradley A.S.A.P. He is by far the best coach available and the best coach for them. They need to get back to a defensive first team and it will take the pressure off of the offense to not have to win games. Reid’s system was horrible and they think he is gonna be the Savior in Kansas City. Good luck with him!! Offer Bradley what he wants and sign him already.

  14. sjoyner59 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    One thing this guy will put a end to and thats the eagles soft defense, that i cant wait to see gone

  15. captainwisdom8888 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    Now that the chargers job is locked up, that makes Bradley’s decision a bit more clear. Bears don’t seem likely, the say the least…are not an attractive option…

    Alas.. The eagles. A team that comes with a lot of pressure. Everything you do is under a microscope. BUT, this eagles team is a few pieces away from being a competitive team again. Peters and herramens are coming back from injury. Young offensive weapons on offense. And a defense that has talent, yet struggled with cohesiveness.

    The eagles have always been able to put points up, but that past 2 years the defense has given up 30 points a game with regularity

    Gus I’m pulling for ya to be the next coach. This town needs a defense that punches people in the mouth again and I see you as the coach that propels the eagles d in the right direction

  16. flavordave says: Jan 15, 2013 2:22 PM

    the GUS has officially landed here in Philadelphia

  17. ryanrockzzz says: Jan 15, 2013 2:33 PM

    I guess this is OK.

    I’d rather have the GM who picked all of the talent that I see on Seahawks roster.

    Bradley/Whisenhaunt/Billick etc….only as good as the person who picks the players, which in this case is a glorified lawyer.

  18. oraloki says: Jan 15, 2013 2:34 PM

    He is north Dakota state. Go bison!

  19. steves11 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:42 PM

    As long as he doesn’t explain on Sunday post game interviews (after losses) that he “needs to do a better job of putting players in the right position to make plays”, then I’ll consider him an improvement over Andy Reid.

  20. trollhammer20 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:48 PM

    Bradley is the only coach that Carroll kept from the Mora regime. That tells you a lot about him right there.

    Then consider that on the current Seattle defense, there’s only one first-round pick who is a starter (Thomas), two second rounders (Wagner, Branch), two third rounders (Mebane, Hill), and the rest are fourth round and below, including two UDFAs (Browner, Clemons). This tells you Bradley doesn’t need a ton of pedigreed talent to make a good defense.

    The only open question is, how much of the Seattle defense is his, and how much of it is Carroll and Schneider. Schneider said it was his philosophy to build a team that could win a street fight…has being around the Seattle D given Bradley the same mentaility? Also, given the defensive breakdowns in Seattle down the stretches of some games, who is more responsible for the playcalling, him or Carroll? Regardless, Bradley is a “people person” who works very well with players, and he’s likely learned quite a bit about putting together a good defense the past three years. Philly, or any other team, could probably do a lot worse.

  21. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 15, 2013 4:10 PM

    So what has Bradley done that Mike Zimmer hasn’t?

    Zimmer has coached six top-10 defenses in 13 seasons, including three in the past four years.

    His defenses have never ranked worse than 19th, other than the one season he coached in ATL with the disaster Bobby Petrino.

    I’m stoked we get to keep him in Cincy, but I gotta wonder why he isn’t at least getting interviews.

  22. raidernation210 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    sjoyner59 says:
    Jan 15, 2013 1:35 PM
    One thing this guy will put a end to and thats the eagles soft defense, that i cant wait to see gone


    First of all he is currently coaching a more talent defense than there is in Philly, so don’t expect him to make water out of wine.

    Second of all did you see his soft defense give up the game winning football drive on Sunday.

  23. cardiovascularendurance says: Jan 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    I’m hearing they’ve hired Bob Babich, LB coach from the Bears.

  24. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 15, 2013 9:55 PM

    Maybe Vick can switch to CB and make up some of his turnovers?

  25. oldbyrd says: Jan 16, 2013 9:08 AM

    I do not trust Laurie and Roseman.

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