SEAHAWKS GET THEIR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Posted by Mike Florio on January 10, 2009, 4:37 p.m. EST
The Seattle Seahawks and new coach Jim Mora has a new defensive coordinator.
It is former Buccaneers linebackers coach Casey “Gus” Bradley.
The news first appeared on earlier this week at NFP; Adam Schefter of NFLN confirms it today.
John Marshall was the defensive coordinator in 2008. His status with the franchise for 2009 is unknown.
Bradley, 42, has spent only three years coaching at the NFL level. He was hired by the Bucs in 2006.
At the college level, Bradley coached at North Dakota State (his alma mater) and Fort Lewis College.
Bradley worked as defensive quality control coach in 2006, and became the linebackers coach after Joe Barry left to become the defensive coordinator of the Lions.
Barry recently has said that he’d “cherish” an opportunity to return to Tampa, notwithstanding the fact that the Bucs wouldn’t let him out of his contract in 2006 to join his father-in-law in Detroit.