Report: Raiders pursuing Gus Bradley for defensive coordinator job

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The Las Vegas Raiders have requested permission to interview Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for the same position with their franchise, according to Vic Tafur of

Despite the Chargers firing head coach Anthony Lynn, the rest of the coaching staff remains under contract for the time being. That’s why the Raiders would need to ask permission to speak with Bradley about a position on their staff.

Bradley’s first NFL job came as a linebackers coach under head coach Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay in 2006. Bradley then headed to Seattle to become defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks under head coach Jim Mora and remained in the role a year later when Pete Carroll took over the franchise. He joined Lynn’s staff with the Chargers after a four-year run as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Now that Bradley is coming available, Gruden is looking to bring him to Las Vegas to take over the defensive coordinator job. The position had been filled by Rod Marinelli on an interim basis after the Raiders fired Paul Guenther in December.

The report also notes the Raiders are expected to speak with Rams linebackers coach Joe Barry about the position as well. Barry is Marinelli’s son-in-law.

The Chargers ranked in the top 10 of the league in total defense in each of the last three seasons with Bradley as coordinator.

9 responses to “Report: Raiders pursuing Gus Bradley for defensive coordinator job

  1. Bradley would be a good get BUT I wish Chucky would look outside his circle of former employees and be open to a fresh approach from another ‘coaching tree’.

  2. As a Washington fan it’s amazing Joe Barry has a job. He was our dc after one year of being the 0-16 lions dc with his step dad. Good video of them asking Rod beside him marrying your daughter why is he here. He was horrible with our team couldn’t coach to save his life. Last couple years we had bums at Dc now with Del rio you can see our talent. I guess the grudens and rod and Barry are all in the same boys club together. Perfect club to never make the playoffs watch it if he gets hired.

  3. Report: the team in the Queen City is looking for wannabe OL and DL coaches.
    top qualifications needed:
    1. must be under the age of 20
    2. must not be able to walk and chew gum at same time
    3. must have a limited vocabulary to include the words Yes Sir, yes Ma’am and I Do.
    4. willing to show up daily for 25.00 per day

  4. This maybe the last piece to the puzzle! Raiders defense blew 2 games vs KC and Miami that a Gus Bradley coached defense would never have blown, which pretty much cost them the playoffs. Carr already proved he’s one of if not THE BEST 4th quarter qb especially when trailing

  5. Not a bad choice.
    But I would prefer Wade Phillips who has had success everywhere he’s been as a DC.

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