Who Would Be Bradley’s Offensive Coordinator If He Gets The Job?BREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
With the Eagles and Gus Bradley ready to conduct the second interview today, the most important question which Bradley has to answer is who will be his offensive coordinator, if he gets the job. The Eagles must have liked his answer to that question on Saturday, if they’re sending Lurie’s private plane to Seattle today, to bring him back to Philadelphia for another interview.
What type of offense does this offensive coordinator run? What does this offensive coordinator think of Nick Foles? Does he have an available quarterback who he likes and is familiar with?
Back to who this offensive coordinator is. Is Bradley close to Seattle offensive line coach and assistant head coach Tom Cable? How close is he with the other offensive coaches on that Seahawks staff?
We all can look back now and see how important Jim Johnson was to Andy Reid. Bradley’s expertise is on the defensive side of the ball, so he must have a great deal of trust and confidence in his offensive coordinator because that’s the guy who has his back on the other side of the football.
Many times coaches build bonds with other coaches when they come into the league and they stay in touch with each others as they move from job to job. Bradley started off in Tampa Bay, so taking a look at any young offensive minded coaches on that staff could perhaps give us a hint as to who he will bring in as his offensive coordinator.
I know that Jay Gruden was on that staff, but I don’t think he’s a possibility of being his offensive coordinator, since he holds that position in Cincinnati.
What does he think of Nick Foles? I doubt that he knows much about Foles, but chances are that he’s willing to ride with Foles because I think the Birds want to hire a coach who will see what they have in Foles.
My mind also started to wonder what Bradley thinks of Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who is obviously available since rookie Russell Wilson took the league by storm and led Seattle to the playoffs.
Flynn was highly coveted when he backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and his stock rose when had some big games in place of Rodgers. His stock has since taken a tumble after being given big money by Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, then getting beaten out for the starting job by Wilson.
Flynn is not likely to be in Seattle this year since they have adopted the read-option with Wilson as the quarterback and Flynn is a pocket passer and nearly good enough as an athlete to run the read-option. You can bet that Bradley knows him well because the backup quarterback works with the defense as the scout team quarterback.
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