The Raiders made it official Tuesday hiring Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator and Scott Gulbransen and Your Boy Q Myers give you their initial reaction. Plus: the guys talk minority hiring in the NFL and the Raiders legacy under Al Davis.
Hour 1: Raiders Hire Gus Bradley as DC – Is it a Good One? Jesse Merrick on Bradley, Raider Nation Calls
The news broke this morning that Jon Gruden had hired current Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for the same role in Las Vegas. We talk about Bradley’s resume, its positives, and concerns about the Raiders’ newest coach. We also get News 3 Las Vegas’ Jesse Merrick’s first impression of the new Raiders coach and ask what he liked about his introductory press conference. Raider Nation calls in and gives us the thumbs up or down on the hire.
Hour 2: Rod Graves of Fritz Pollard Alliance, Raiders Twitter Obsession, Vinny Bonsignore on Bradley Hire
We address a very significant issue in the NFL was we talk with Rod Graves, executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation – an organization that champions diversity in the NFL through education and providing its membership with resources that will help them succeed at every level of the game. It particularly helps with the push to hire a more representative number of minorities in coaching and front-office positions. Graves talks about those issues and Al Davis and the Raiders being at the forefront of hiring the best person for the job no matter their color or gender. Your Boy Q Myers talks about Raiders Twitter and how some folks have too much time on their hands – and smartphones. Vinny Bonsignore wraps up a busy day with the latest on Gus Bradley’s defensive staff hires.