Report: Four Colts head coaching candidates would keep Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

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The Colts may not need to hire a new defensive coordinator once they settle on a new head coach.

The team is still going through the process of hiring a permanent replacement for Frank Reich and that process has progressed to the point where the team has discussed who they would like to fill out their coaching staff.

Zak Keefer of reports that four of those candidates have said that they would like to keep Gus Bradley as their defensive coordinator. That word comes after Albert Breer of reported that the Colts have blocked Bradley from interviewing for other defensive coordinator openings around the league.

It’s not clear which candidates have expressed that preference, but interim head coach Jeff Saturday worked with him in 2022, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen was on the same Chargers staff, and Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris worked with Bradley when both men were assistants with the Buccaneers.

9 responses to “Report: Four Colts head coaching candidates would keep Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

  1. Nobody wants that job for similar reason nobody wants the Cardinals job. Too much baggage comes along with the gig.

  2. Great choice Colts. This will help Jacksonville maintain control of the division for years to come.

  3. Gus Bradley is a great guy with a very strong record as a defensive coordinator. If the Colts don’t retain him, another team will hire him in a second.

  4. Hire Saturday. Keep Sprinkles (Gus). Appoint Mr. Irsay Assistant (to the) General Manager. AFC South hits the trifecta.

  5. Why anybody would want that job is beyond me. Irsay is as poor an owner as they come, probably as a result of delusions. I loved how Eagles coach Sirianni blasted him after defeating the Colts. You see how long it took Reich to land a HC job? The Colts are done until he sells or dies!

  6. Say what you want about irsay but he’s a good owner and very charitable. Always helping folks in indy. And Reich got hired by who again? The team that’s had how many coaches? Wouldn’t put too much stock in who the panthers hired..

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