January 17, 2013

Jaguars Hire Gus Bradley as Head Coach: The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to be their new head coach, the fourth in team history. The Seahawks defense gave up a league-low 15.3 points per game last season under Bradley, who was in his fourth season as DC. Before that, he was a linebackers coach at Tampa Bay and a college assistant coach from 1990 to 2005.

posted by rcade to football at 09:01 AM - 13 comments

Bradley gave his first interview in Jacksonville Wednesday. The new GM doesn't mess around.

It's weird how quickly a coach's stock rises in the NFL. Bradley's team improved each year he was defensive coordinator, but it's not like they were excellent over a sustained period of time.

Going with a defensive-minded coach runs against the current trend. Look at all the points scored in the playoffs.

posted by rcade at 09:12 AM on January 17, 2013

Gus is already a winner. He has traded the Belltown Popsicle for a giant can of 7UP.

posted by beaverboard at 11:23 AM on January 17, 2013

Once a trend is obvious, it's time to move on to something new @rcade.

Jags have always gone for men with defensive backgrounds as head coach except for Mularkey, so Bradley isn't a huge surprise to me.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:44 AM on January 17, 2013

I don't think anyone's left in Jaguars management from the old days. This is a fresh decision by a new GM and an owner with only one year atop the franchise.

I've been driving past that giant can of 7UP so long it doesn't seem weird to me any more.

posted by rcade at 11:57 AM on January 17, 2013

This is a fresh decision by a new GM

Sounds wonderfully '90s. Would you also classify the decision as "All that"? Even if I were to ask for a "bag of chips"?

posted by yerfatma at 12:39 PM on January 17, 2013

posted by rcade at 12:51 PM on January 17, 2013

We just started Atkins, so can you send a box of their fudge brownie bars instead of the chips?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:20 AM on January 18, 2013

I just like seeing some new faces instead of the same guys just somewhere else. alot of times they just recycle the same guys. Maybe some new blood is what the league needs.

posted by Debo270 at 12:08 PM on January 18, 2013

I was on the fence until I saw this picture:

That's a lot of happy.

posted by rcade at 01:18 PM on January 18, 2013

Who's the other dude in the picture? And will he consider loaning me his mustache and hair?

posted by Bonkers at 01:29 PM on January 18, 2013

That's Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

posted by rcade at 01:58 PM on January 18, 2013


posted by THX-1138 at 03:39 PM on January 18, 2013

Who doesn't smoke Padrons and has never been to the Ryder Cup.

posted by beaverboard at 03:43 PM on January 18, 2013

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