Gus Bradley was going to be an NFL head coach. It was only a matter or time. If it didn’t happen this offseason, it almost certainly was going to happen next year.
Oct 30, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field. The Bengals defeated the Seahawks 34-12. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
On top of being a good coach, Bradley is also a very charismatic person. He was going to “win” any interview he was given. He’s the type of guy who makes these decisions very easy on the owner and and GM.
He does inherit a mess down in Florida. They have no QB and little in the way of offensive talent. Blaine Gabbert was a bust, and the Jags now need ner answers. There are a few pieces, but that team isn’t close to competing.
Replacement possibilities for Seattle are many Dan Quinn is the name that jumps out right away if the team looks outside the organization. Internal options would be Rocky Seto and Ken Norton Jr. Also don’t be surprised if Carroll brings in someone completely unexpected. Carroll isn’t afraid to bring in guys who he’s never worked with before to bring in fresh idea, like he did with Darrell Bevell.
I’m curious to see if Bradley takes any coaches with him to help form his staff. If the Seahawks hire Quinn or someone from outside the org as their new DC, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Seto go with Bradley to become Bradley’s DC.