Raiders announce hirings of four defensive assistants

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Las Vegas’ defensive coaching staff is getting an overhaul under new coordinator Gus Bradley. Many of its new members are making Bradley’s same move from Southern California to Southern Nevada.

The Raiders announced on Friday they’ve hired Ron Milus as defensive backs coach, Richard Smith as linebackers coach, Addison Lynch as assistant defensive backs coach, and Ryan Milus as defensive quality control coach.

All four coaches worked under Bradley with the L.A. Chargers.

Ron Milus predated Bradley’s arrival with the Chargers, as he started working for the club in 2013 as DBs. coach. This is now his third stop as a defensive backs coach in the AFC West, having worked for the Broncos from 2011-2012 and 2000-2002.

Smith was the Chargers’ linebackers coach for the last four seasons. He was Atlanta’s defensive coordinator from 2015-2016. He’s also on his third AFC West team, serving as the Broncos LBs coach from 2011-2014.

Lynch was a Chargers’ defensive quality control coach from 2018-2019 but was promoted to assistant defensive backs coach in 2020. And Ryan Milus was a defensive quality coach for the Chargers from 2019-2020.

6 responses to “Raiders announce hirings of four defensive assistants

  1. It’s still a QB league. The teams with the best QB’s win, and all their coaches are great. All those great New England coaches must have left and gone to Tampa with Tommy. No? Did Tampa Bay even make any coaching changes, at all? They changed QB’s, didn’t they?

  2. charliecharger says:
    January 29, 2021 at 6:56 pm
    It’s still a QB league. The teams with the best QB’s win, and all their coaches are great. All those great New England coaches must have left and gone to Tampa with Tommy. No? Did Tampa Bay even make any coaching changes, at all? They changed QB’s, didn’t they?
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    The fact that they won 8 games with that defense is an amazing accomplishment. Their high school defense only needed one stop in the last minute of the second KC game, the Miami game, and in OT of the second Charger game and of course they couldn’t do it. If they had their record goes from 8-8 to 11-5. That is not a QB problem
    They could have had Brady, Montana or the ghost of Johnny Unitas playing QB and they weren’t winning anything with one of the worst defenses I have seen in over 50 years of watching the NFL.

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