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Report: Hawks offer Gray DB gig

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm with 25 Comments »
January 15, 2010 3:24 pm

Jason La Confora of the NFL Network is reporting that the Seahawks have offered former Washington secondary coach Jerry Gray a similar job as secondary coach with the Seahawks. Gray is considering the offer.

Also, Ross Tucker of Sirius NFL Radio reports that according to former Tampa Bay LB Derrick Broooks, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will be retained.

Defensive line coach Dan Quinn is expected to stay as well, which leaves the futures of defensive back coach Tim Lewis, assistant defensive backs coach Larry Marmie and linebacker coach Zerick Rollins still undetermined.

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  1. Eric, I think it’s been determined that Lewis and Rollins don’t have jobs. They may be retained in other roles, but their jobs are gone.

    I’m glad they’ll be keeping Bradley. Carroll will help him a ton, I believe.

  2. Maybe Gray will put a bug in Carroll’s (I mean the GM’s) ear about LaRon Landry if he takes the job?

    Milloy (SS), when he was coached by Mr. Happy in NE, mentioned the other day about how Carroll wanted him to be his McDonald (SS) that he had in SF. Deon Grant isn’t that type of SS, but Landry is (bigger, more physical).

    There was some Washington Post criticism about Landry’s play this past year, but he’s a talent. New regimes like to get “their” guys too. As a former and high #1 pick about 4 years ago, he makes good money.

    Speaking of players making decent money; LeRoy Hill. We have an abundance of LBs and he has been in the league 1 year longer than Landry, so they are basically the same age and both have moderately higher salaries for they production they are currently producing at.

    Could make for an interesting trade that would help both teams. I don’t know the extent of the Redskin OLB position though. I know Orakpo made the Pro Bowl, but he’s more of a rush end than OLB. He’s certainly not an asset in pass coverage, whereas Hill is also good at blitzing, but can at least hold his own when he drops into coverage.

    Speculation is fun.

  3. williambryan says:

    how about hiring derrick brooks to coach our linebackers. Obviously Rollins is far from a liability as a coach but it could be good for those guys (the LB’s) to get a new voice in there meeting room.

  4. Mike Clark is the new Head Strength Coach with the Cleveland Browns.

  5. bigmike04 says:

    Derrick brooks to coach Seahawk LB would be cool…

  6. Didn’t Ken Norton Jr. already get the LB coaching gig here???

  7. nidhighe says:

    Yes, Norton was already hired as LB coach.


  8. Anybody hear that the Colts are thinking of hitting us with tampering charges because technically, he is still under contract with them… Reports are we could possibly lose a draft pick. Sounds like total crap to me, but who knows. Any thought?

  9. He being Tony Dungy

  10. Seahawks2620 says:

    Colts already said that they were not interested in filing the charges. Kind of dumb, seeing as how they felt the need to bring it to everyone’s attention. Just makes both sides look dumb.

    I would be all for Gray bringing Landry with him.

    What are your guys’ thoughts on the Brandon Marshall RUMOR?

  11. So, is Gray the “lights out” DB coach that Carroll was talking about on Serius Radio today? Thought he was going to announce it next week or something.

  12. Seahawks2620 says:

    I assume so

  13. maddog12 says:

    He did not annouce anything Lacanfora guessed or was told by Gray about the Seahawks offer.

  14. bulldog80 says:

    Big mistake keeping Bradley, unless it’s as a position coach. He painfully showed his ineptitude this season. I could argue that the defense was worse than the offense this season. Unless all of the defensive blame is being laid on Mora, I don’t understand how Bradley gets a pass? If we’re truly going to try to improve why does this move make sense?

  15. I don’t know about Bradley getting a pass. But he and Carroll have such similar backgrounds that unless their personalities clashed, it would be more of a surprise, to me anyway, if he wasn’t retained. Carroll’s experience will really help Bradley refine the defensive philosophy that they share. And look, Carroll has very high regard for Monte Kiffin and Kiffin speaks very highly of Bradley, so I’m sure that didn’t go unnoticed. Carroll has already said he will be calling the defensive plays, so I’m sure that plays a part as well.

  16. yellaman says:

    I’m not really sold on bradley but at least he won’t be calling the plays like last year. He needs some schooling in this department before being given play calling duties but I’m all for giving a coach a second chance as long as Carroll is making the calls and as far as Gray being secondary coach- I just hope he can bring with him some talent to this secondary hawks need it

  17. Mike Clark moving on to the Browns, now they can lead the league in back injuries (and staph infections).

  18. bulldog80:Big mistake keeping Bradley, unless it’s as a position coach.

    Yeah, that occurred to me as well. However it also occurred to me that the new DC for this team is probably really called Pete Carroll and he needs an assistant to hold his clipboard, the headset connected to the spotters box and the job title.

    There is no question that the 2009 Seahawks defense was very badly coached but I have a feeling that’s going to change now whoever they keep, dump or send out for Timbits.

  19. The Seattle Times is reporting that Bradley WILL be the D coordinator. I don’t get it. The D wasn’t all that good, especially at getting to the qb.

  20. bulldog80 says:

    I hope you guys are right about Gus actually just being PC’s assistant. We cant have another year of this defense unchanged. The best defenses in the league are relentless blitzers, regardless of scheme. Different blitzers from different locations and timing is about 80% of the modern defense. If we can’t get somebody that understands this we are already behind. A new secondary coach is great and all, but it’s the pass rush that will make him successful or not. You guys are making me feel a little better but this decision is making me raise an eyebrow.

  21. Danny O’Neill has a transcript of the interview with Pete Carroll on Sirius. Coach is pumped about Gus Bradley being the Defensive Coordinator.

  22. OutSydeDog says:

    True, the defense wasn’t great under Bradley last year, but then again, he was executing Mora’s plan. This year he’ll be executing Carroll’s plan.

    I also think that the way Indy handled the tampering thing was the proper way to do it. Make everyone aware that it was tampering, but not actually filing a complaint. What good is a rule that is ignored by everybody?

    GO HAWKS!!!

  23. Dukeshire says:

    I don’t think Seattle ignored the tampering rule, I imagine they weren’t aware he was still under Colt contract. I just don’t see where bringing attention to something like that serves any purpose, if they aren’t going to pursue charges.

  24. Dukeshire:I just don’t see where bringing attention to something like that serves any purpose, if they aren’t going to pursue charges.

    Me neither. It also makes me wonder why Dungy is still under contract with the Colts in the first place. That’s a bit unusual, isn’t it? If you’re going to do something like that wouldn’t you think that it would only be proper manners to make that fact clear to all teams league wide prior to the off season? The whole thing sounds a little mean spirited to me.

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