Coaching Buzz: Chargers Interview Gus Bradley

The Eagles aren’t the only team showing interest in Gus Bradley.

The Chargers interviewed the Seahawks defensive coordinator last night, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The Eagles, meanwhile, have yet to meet with him, as Tim explained this morning. No other teams have expressed public interest in Bradley.

Per NFL rules, assistants whose teams stay alive this weekend cannot interview next week. In other words, if the Seahawks beat the Falcons, the Eagles would have to wait until after the NFC championship game to interview Bradley.

The Eagles are also expected to still interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.

There are currently five job openings available: Philadelphia, San Diego, Chicago, Jacksonville and Arizona. The Chargers are also interviewing Lovie Smith, who met with the Eagles yesterday.

REID FINDS HIS COORDINATOR

Andy Reid has found his next defensive coordinator, and it’s not Juan Castillo or Todd Bowles.

Reid will have Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton run his D, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Sutton, 61, spent 13 seasons with the Jets, including three (2006-2008) as defensive coordinator.

Per the report, Monte Kiffin was Reid’s top choice, but Kiffin is headed to Dallas to become the Cowboys defensive coordinator. As we’ve pointed out, Bradley coached under Kiffin for three years under in Tampa. The 72-year-old thinks highly of his protege, but there’s now no possibility of the two coaching together in 2013.

The Eagles are clearly being thorough in their coaching search, but the one downside to that philosophy is they could miss out on some top-level assistants who sign on with other teams.

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