Raiders name Gus Bradley new defensive coordinator

Bradley spent last four seasons as DC for the LA Chargers

Paul Ihander
January 12, 2021 - 9:55 am
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The Las Vegas Raiders have a new face designing the defense, hiring Gus Bradley to the position Tuesday.

Bradley spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator with AFC West rival Los Angeles Chargers.

Bradley is well traveled in the NFL, serving as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-16) and four seasons as the architect of the Seattle Seahawks’ "Legion of Boom" defense from 2009-12. He landed his first NFL position as a defensive quality control coach on Jon Gruden’s staff in Tampa Bay in 2006 and also served two seasons as the linebackers coach with the Buccaneers (2007-08).

 In four years with the Chargers, Bradley’s unit produced four players that were selected for Pro Bowl honors.   Last season, Bradley oversaw a defense that ranked in the top-10 in the NFL in total defense (343.4 yards avg) and ranked ninth in the league against the pass (223.6 yards avg).