After making many additions to the drafts and free agents on both sides of the ball, expectations for the Las Vegas Raiders entering the 2020 season were high.
Unfortunately, as a result, the Raiders finished 8-8 and missed the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, leaving Jon Gruden and his staff with more questions than the answers entering the offseason.
Raiders’ biggest weakness was again their defense, finishing 25th out of 32 teams in total yards allowed and 30th with 29.9 points per game allowed.
As a result, defensive coordinator Paul Gwenzer lost his job a few weeks ago and was forced to take over by Rod Marineri to finish the year.
Marinelli is likely to remain on Gruden’s staff, but is unlikely to be a full-time defense coordinator.by Ian Rapoport on the NFL NetworkRaiders has begun searching for new defense coordinators by interviewing one of the top candidates, Gud Bradley, alongside Raheem Morris and Joe Barry.
The· # Raiders Formally requested permission for an interview # Charger According to sources, DC Gas Bradley did the job of a free DC.With the most promising candidate #Falcons With interim coach Raheem Morris (if he hasn’t got a head coach job) # Rams Assistant Joe Barry.
— Ian Rapaport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2021
Bradley has been a linebacker coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2006-08, a defense coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks since 2009-12, a head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2013-16, and a Los Angeles charger for 2017-20. ..
With head coach Anthony Lynn fired by the Chargers this week, Bradley was looking for a new job and was able to reunite with Gruden, coach at Tampa Bay.
Morris is another coach who worked for Tampa Bay’s Gruden and succeeded him as head coach from 2009 to 2011. Morris is reportedly doing a solid job to finish the season as an interim coach for the Atlanta Falcons and running for their full-time gigs, so it depends on whether he comes to the Raiders. I will.
Like the other two, Barry worked for Tampa Bay’s Gruden and was a linebacker coach from 2001 to 2006. Barry has also been the defensive coordinator for Gruden’s brother Jay at the Washington Redskins since 2015-16, most recently coaching the Los Angeles Rams linebacker.
The number of other candidates Gruden will interview for the job of defense coordinator is not yet known, but this list shows that he is looking for someone who has history throughout his coaching career.
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Raiders Rumors: Gus Bradley, Raheem Morris, and Joe Barry Seen as Top Candidates for Defense Coordinator Opening
https://raidersnewswire.com/raiders-rumors-gus-bradley-raheem-morris-joe-barry-considered-top-candidates-for-defensive-coordinator-opening/2021/01/05/ Raiders Rumors: Gus Bradley, Raheem Morris, and Joe Barry Seen as Top Candidates for Defense Coordinator Opening