Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thought this might happen.
According to Eagles Insider, the Philadelphia Eagles have been granted permission to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
If the Seahawks and Colts win in the Wild Card round, the two interviews could take place before the divisional playoff game, according to the report.
#Eagles have been granted permission to interview Seattle DC Gus Bradley and Colts OC Bruce Arians for the head coaching vacancy.— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) January 4, 2013
A holdover from the Jim Mora regime, the charismatic Bradley is in his fourth season as Seattle’s defensive coordinator. The Seahawks lead the league with the fewest points allowed (15.3 per game), are fourth in the NFL in yards allowed per game (306.2).
Carroll hinted earlier this week that Bradley, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable could be potential head coaching candidates, with seven NFL head coaching vacancies.
“Tom Cable’s been a head coach and Darrell (Bevell) and Gus (Bradley) and those guys – they’ve been in settings that can earn themselves the right to be considered,” Carroll said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if those guys were all considered. So we’ll see what happens.”