Redskins Interview Gus Bradley

The Washington Redskins interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for the defensive coordinator job, which became vacant earlier this month when the team fired Joe Barry.

Prior to his four seasons as head coach of the Jaguars (record of 14-48, no playoff appearances), Bradley was the defensive coordinator in Seattle and helped build that fearsome defense, which ranked among the league’s best in 2011 and 2012. Bradley became the Jacksonville head coach in 2013.

It has been reported by multiple media outlets that Bradley is the leading candidate for the job, if he wants it.

Prior to his NFL career, Bradley coached for 16 seasons in college until Jon Gruden, then head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hired him as an assistant coach. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was also an assistant on that coaching staff, though on the other side of the ball. The general manager of the team at that time was Bruce Allen, currently the president of the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine earlier this week and have received permission to interview Carolina Panthers secondary coach Steve Wilks.



  • That’s 2 confirmed interviews for DC.

  • Great news, hire him!

  • He does appear to be the frontrunner. He runs a mixture of 3-4 and 4-3, which is what the Skins do. Jags had a base 4-3 much of the time and he might make that change here, but it doesn’t amount to much. Some Jags players complained his system was too simple, never changed and constrained them. But the defense did take a big leap forward in 2016.

  • Like I said in another post, i would be all for Bradley . . . people have complained that it took too long for him to build Seattles defense into a great one and that it didn’t happen until he had the proper players . . . well, that is true anywhere . . . IMO he has shown that he can get the most out of the players he has and can be flexible . . . that is all we can ask for and the rest would be up to SM to find the right players . . . which, from their ties in Seattle, we know Bradley can succeed with the type of players that SM likes to pickup.

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