Gus Bradley, a former Las Vegas Raiders defensive coach, is hired by the Indianapolis Colts for the same position

INDIANAPOLIS – The ColtsAccording to a source, Gus Bradley has been hired as defensive coordinator. Bradley will replace Matt Eberflus who is now the head coaching of the Chicago Bears.

Bradley will take over the defense of Indianapolis, which was led by a linebacker Darius Leonardand defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. Last season, the Colts finished second in NFL takeaways with 33. The Colts finished ninth in the league for points in 2021 and 16th in yards per game. Bradley will need to hire at least one new defensive lineman, linebackers and defensive backs assistant coach, as those coaches either left Chicago or were not retained.

Bradley served as the defensive coordinator for last season. Las Vegas Raiders. He was instrumental in bringing that unit from 25th in yards allowed for 2020 to 14th last year.

Bradley was the defensive coordinator for the Chargers for four seasons before joining the Raiders. It was in SeattleBradley earned his reputation as a defense coordinator though. When the secondary was led by cornerback, Bradley was the coordinator for the Seahawks from 2009 to 2012. Richard ShermanThe Legion of Boom was the name of,

Bradley's success in Seattle earned him the job as head coach. JacksonvilleStarting in 2013-16

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