Helping construct one of the best defenses in the NFL today during his time in Seattle, the Redskins have interviewed Gus Bradley for their open defensive coordinator spot.
The Washington Redskins on Wednesday interviewed longtime NFL coach Gus Bradley for their open defensive coordinator position.
Bradley, 50, began his coaching career with North Dakota State in 1990 before joining the NFL ranks in 2006 as with Tampa Bay Buccaneers first as defensive quality control coach and then as the team's linebackers coach.
In 2009, he was named the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, a position he would hold for four seasons before being named head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.
Named linebackers coach for the Buccaneers in 2007, veteran Barrett Ruud was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in September that year, as he collected a league-leading 51 tackles along with three fumbles forced, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
In 2008, Derrick Brooks was named to his 11th and final Pro Bowl appearance, as the Florida State product finished the year with 73 tackles along with seven passes defensed an interception and a fumble forced.
Joining the Seahawks in 2009, Seattle's defense opened up the season posting a 28-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Rams. Four weeks later, the Seahawks posted their second shutout of the year, as Seattle defeated the Jaguars 41-0.
In 2010, Bradley worked with a pair of future Pro Bowl safeties, as Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas appeared in all 16 of Seattle's regular season games along with both of the team's playoff games.
Thomas started every game and recorded five interceptions during the regular season.
During the 2011 season, Bradley's unit ranked ninth in the NFL, allowing 332.2 yards per game. Seattle ranked in the top 10 in multiple statistical categories, as the unit was fourth in opponent yards per rush attempt (3.79), fifth in turnover differential (plus-eight), fifth in most takeaways (31) and seventh in points allowed per game (19.7).
In his last season as defensive coordinator in 2012, allowed an NFL-low 15.3 points per game and were also top five in yards allowed per game at 306.2.
Safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman earned first-team All-Pro honors.
Bradley was named Jaguars head coach on Jan. 17, 2013, a position he would hold for three-plus seasons.
Linebacker Paul Posluszny finished second in the NFL in tackles during the 2013 season, as his 162 tackles was second best behind only Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
During his final season as Jaguars head coach in 2016, the defense finished sixth in the NFL in yards allowed per game (318.7).