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  • weird. people baggin on our D-coordinator when we just had probably the best defensive season ever for the franchise? Didn't realize we were in Philly.
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  • Nooooooo, I want to keep as much continuity in the coaching staff as possible from season to season.
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  • I like Gus. I always thought it spoke volumes that he wasnt axed when Mora was fired. He wasnt Pete's guy, but they liked him enough to keep him around.
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  • Who cares? I don't consider him irreplaceable.

    If he leaves maybe we bring in Monte himself m
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  • You know your defense is good when...
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  • His stock will go way up if we roll over WA on our way to hoisting the Lombardi. Conversely, down if we don't. My 2 cents.
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  • Honestly don't see it as a big deal either way, whether he leaves or not. This is Pete's defense at its core, running on Pete's ideas, and using Pete's players. The next man up philosophy should work just fine.
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  • Pstark3 wrote:Why would the eagles want less pass rush?


    They really want soft zone coverages in crunch time!
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  • Hawken-Dazs wrote:Does Ken Norton Jr. have any d-coord experience?


    No. Bradley didnt either when the Hawks hired him. This is the way it works. Position coaches move to coordinators. This is Pete's defense. He will just plug someone else into the position and tell him what to do
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  • mistaowen wrote:
    Pstark3 wrote:Why would the eagles want less pass rush?


    They really want soft zone coverages in crunch time!

    This made me LOL!!!!

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  • I wish him well because he's a former NDSU Bison coach, but I don't think losing him would hurt our defense. I wouldn't be surprised if he crushed this interview.
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  • Being the local Eagles fan on the forum, allow me to just attempt to provide a bit of good news to you guys. I highly doubt the Eagles are going to hire Gus Bradley (As much as I'd love it).

    I think the #1 target of Jeff Lurie/Howie Roseman was Chip Kelly and thankfully, he appears to be headed to Cleveland. But its not much of a secret that they prefer an offensive minded head coach to take over for Reid. I think they are just interviewing him because he's proved worthy of an opportunity but I don't expect them to be all that serious about it.

    They are interviewing Mike McCoy (Denver's OC) on Sunday and I expect him to be the guy.

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  • Weren't we all surprised when Jim Zorn was hired as the O-Coordinator and then Head Coach of the Redskins?

    Sometimes a good interview and good references can do wonders.

    Bradley nailed his interview to become our D-Coordinator under Mora, and then nailed his interview to stay on with Pete. Don't be surprised if he wows the Eagles.
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  • This is Petes defense, when the guys come off the fieild Pete is coaching them up. I suspect Norton will step in or Richard if Bradley leaves. Although he has a good thing here and years of success in front of him. He also knows what mess we had and how it was fixed, I'm sure thats the biggest aspect of them wanting him there.
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  • Two thoughts on this:

    #1: I've always personally suspected that Bradley has held this defense back, at least in 2012. The whole 4 man rush with zone coverage (which has been shambolic), that's more on Bradley than Carroll I suspect. Yes, Carroll has Tampa 2 roots, but he didn't hesitate to blitz at USC like Seattle has this season. IIRC it's Bradley who makes the defensive playcalls for the Seahawks. The whole Red Bryant idea and the idea of a typical 4 man rush are horribly at odds with each other- it strikes me as two coaches having conflicting philosophies. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how it looks from my vantage point.

    #2: Even if I'm wrong and Bradley is a genius DC (he didn't look like one in 2009), I have complete confidence that Pete can find a good replacement. Let's not forget that Carroll made Nick Holt look good, and that's no small feat.
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  • This is a good thing. This is what happens to good teams/organizations. As long as Pete is the coach this will continue. The good thing is the next one in line will be just as good or better. Carroll at USC or Belichick are prime examples.
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  • I wish him the best, he has done a fantastic job.

    I just wish they would wait until he is finished doing his job though. Do we really need him worrying about interviewing during the playoffs?
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    • Norton's only DC experience was for a year at the HS level before he joined Pete's USC staff as a GA in 2004.
    • Richard has no DC experience. He was a GA at USC for 2 years prior to following Pete to the Hawks.
    • D-line coach Todd Wash has DC experience at the college level.
    • Rocky Seto was DC for Pete at USC for one year after Holt left and then followed Pete to Seattle.

    On a completely unrelated note, Nate Carroll looks more and more like his dad with every passing year. http://www.seahawks.com/team/coaches/na ... 04884cc057
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  • What about bringing in Monte Kiffin to run the defense next year? Pete and him would work well together.
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  • Tech Worlds wrote:What about bringing in Monte Kiffin to run the defense next year? Pete and him would work well together.

    Although Pete and Monte are great friends and Pete picked up Cover 2 and Tampa 2 concepts from Monte, their use of Tampa 2 is decidedly different (or so I've been told by people more in the know than I). It might be a great partnership, or it might not. I just don't know.

    Whatever happens, I'm sure Pete will keep the D going strong.
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  • Hawknballs wrote:weird. people baggin on our D-coordinator when we just had probably the best defensive season ever for the franchise? Didn't realize we were in Philly.


    It no different than people still hating Holmgren. There will always be hater no matter how successful you are.
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  • decaff907 wrote:Honestly don't see it as a big deal either way, whether he leaves or not. This is Pete's defense at its core, running on Pete's ideas, and using Pete's players. The next man up philosophy should work just fine.


    Actually, the D really took off when Dan Quin had the idea of using Red Bryant at the position he's at now. This isn't all Pete's baby. With all of the young talent we like to use, having extra-ordinary teaching skill is vital..and that's (according to Pete) one of the major strengths Bradley brings to the table. Peter can't be everywhere at once, so, if we lose Gus, I'm sure he will put a lot of thought into the replacement.
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:I would not want to lose Bradley, but;

    1. He's probably pretty far down the list of coaches as far as priority of wanting to hire.
    2. Our defense is good to go for the next 3-5 years minimum, I don't see losing Bradley as hurting our D.
    3. Any competent D coordinator would pull a hamstring wanting to come to Seattle to coach this defense.

    Never was a Bradley fan, despite the massive success this year. I see that as more of Carroll's touch. Third down lack of success is extremely troubling.

    I don't know if he'd be a good fit or not, but it would certainly make Monty Kiffin rumors explode. All 3 of your points are solid.
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  • Unfortunately this is the plight of every successful organization. You spend vast sums of resources cultivating and empowering your best and brightest, then someone else comes along and tries to better the deal they are currently getting, in the hope that that person can have equal or greater result within your organization. Gus is a product of the system. Pete knows that this is the nature of things and I suspect succession planning has already been underway for both Gus and Cable. I for one hope that both of them stay. Bevell is the one I am still not sure about.
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  • Why I think there is a plan in place for Sark at some point.
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  • This tells me that the Eagles miss Jim Johnson.....took them a while.
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  • Does anyone actually think he will get the job?

    I dunno, I guess he could be a fall back guy like Zorn was if they end up missing out on a bigger fish.
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  • NFL Coaching has become a family business.
    No wonder, some people are crying foul and former player are never given opportunities to coach ...
    Shanahan and Son
    Shottenheimer and Son
    Caroll and Son
    I'm sure there is more.

    In the meantime, some proven players ... and just forgotten ... so fast ...
    I'm not saying these guys won't be good coaches ... but, shouldn't former players be given a better shot?
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    • Norton's only DC experience was for a year at the HS level before he joined Pete's USC staff as a GA in 2004.
    • Richard has no DC experience. He was a GA at USC for 2 years prior to following Pete to the Hawks.
    • D-line coach Todd Wash has DC experience at the college level.
    • Rocky Seto was DC for Pete at USC for one year after Holt left and then followed Pete to Seattle.

    On a completely unrelated note, Nate Carroll looks more and more like his dad with every passing year. http://www.seahawks.com/team/coaches/na ... 04884cc057
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  • if we lose gus, ray horton for the win! he's an ex-husky, and runs a great defense in arizona.

    probably a lot of bradley's coaching stock will be determined by how our defense does in the playoffs.
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  • mrblitz wrote:if we lose gus, ray horton for the win! he's an ex-husky, and runs a great defense in arizona.

    probably a lot of bradley's coaching stock will be determined by how our defense does in the playoffs.


    Yes and I am so sure Arizona would allow that to happen. Not to mention that his scheme is not similar to ours.
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  • I try not to say any negative things about the Hawks, but man, Nate Carroll looks like a total schlub! I'm sure I would take advantage of my surroundings if my dad was a great coach (and team president), too... but still... What a lucky dude!

    And in regard to the news mentioned by the OP: I am not terrified by the thought of this actually happening because of Pete, himself. I honestly think it is more of an exploratory interview, more than a "we're interested in you" interview, though.
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  • if gus goes to eagles, Lovie smith will come here.
    and if bevel leaves Jon gruden.... ;) that's who I would take anyhow.
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  • quadsas wrote:Gruden would jizz in his pants if given opportunity to coach Wilson

    As HC, yes. As long as the money was close to what ESPN keeps increasing his pay to.

    As an OC, not a chance.

    He has all the cards and won't step out of the booth without a massive payday and almost total personnel control.
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  • Seaman wrote:I try not to say any negative things about the Hawks, but man, Nate Carroll looks like a total schlub! I'm sure I would take advantage of my surroundings if my dad was a great coach (and team president), too... but still... What a lucky dude!

    And in regard to the news mentioned by the OP: I am not terrified by the thought of this actually happening because of Pete, himself. I honestly think it is more of an exploratory interview, more than a "we're interested in you" interview, though.

    Yeah, what a schlub.
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  • MontanaHawk05 wrote:
    Eagles have been granted permission to interview Seattle DC Gus Bradley and Colts OC Bruce Arians for the head coaching vacancy.


    https://twitter.com/EaglesInsider/statu ... 8842194946

    Oh please be true, and please let him get it. He and his softzone defensive schemes should have been gone 2 years ago!
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  • on some podcasts I have listened to, many of them have praised Bradley for his defensive schemes, and even suggested he makes Seattle's D more effective (Trent Dilfer on the latter). I do not want to lose him. But then again, I guess leading the league in points allowed is easy huh?
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  • I have a feeling the Eagles will go some other direction, they're going to make a splashy hire of some sort.
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  • You're replacing Andy Reid here. The most successful coach in your teams history. You need to make a splash here. Gus, better luck in a few years. That's my opinion.
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  • Per NFL Network, the Browns are trying to get permission to talk to Tom about being their next coach. Although I believe that they will ultimately go a different route, Chip Kelly, I would hate to see Tom go.
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  • If Bradley leaves, we should hire John Lithgoe. Put a wig on him and it will look like Pete is e everywhere - he could coach the O and the D at the same time.
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  • lol.. Why was the Cable thread merged into this one?
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  • Hasselbeck wrote:lol.. Why was the Cable thread merged into this one?


    Deserves it's own thread, definitely. I don't want to lose Cable, he's too valuable for our O-line.
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  • Hasselbeck wrote:lol.. Why was the Cable thread merged into this one?


    Yeah makes absolutely zero sense.
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  • I don't give a shit about Gus. Tom, on the other hand, has been one of the catalysts in the resurgence of the Hawks. If we lose him, we are screwed.
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