Insider Talk Talks Gus Bradley’s Impact on Las Vegas Raiders


Henderson, Nev.—The Las Vegas Raiders were a decent defense away from being a playoff team in 2020. That is why before the season even ended, they started the journey to make sure in 2021, they wouldn’t be on the outside looking in at the NFL post-season.

To no surprise of anyone, Jon Gruden selected Gus Bradley to run his defense. The hard-nosed Bradley is known and respected as a no-nonsense leader who brings an attacking football style to Clark County.

Sports Illustrated’s Raider Maven spoke with former NFL and college head coach Jim Mora, Jr. to get his analysis of Bradley’s hire and what his influence may look like on the Silver and Black.

“When I was the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Gus was my defensive coordinator. My first defensive coordinator” was what an enthusiastic Mora said. “One of Gus’s strengths is that he gets buy-in from his players. It is a very player-friendly system.”

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