YouWager has learned that today Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the team’s coaching job.
Earlier this week Bradley was in Philly for his second interview with the Philadelphia Eagles as the team searches for the successor to Andy Reid.
The 46 year-old Bradley first met with the Eagles in Atlanta last weekend, a day before the Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC divisional playoff game. Bradley was the first of the 11 known candidates interviewed by the Eagles to get a second meeting.
Jacksonville interviewed Seattle’s offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday. Coach Mike Mularkey was fired last week after one NFL season with the team.
The Minnesota native has emerged as a favorite among Philadelphia’s fans based mainly on an old video clip in which he rips into the Seahawks’ defense during a game, screaming “Do your job!”
Seahawk’s coach Pete Carroll and current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who worked with Bradley with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2006-08, have both endorsed Bradley.
The defensive coordinator just completed his fourth season with the Seahawks. His defense finished first in the league in points allowed (15.3), fourth in yards (306.2) and tied for fourth in takeaways (31).
The Seahawks’ defense was much better each of the past three years and finished in the top 10 in points and yards the last two. Philadelphia ranked in the top 10 in both categories in 2011 when they went 8-8. However, online sports betting experts consider that’s the reason they were 29th in points and 15th in yards this year.