The firing of Joe Barry as defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins happened less than a day ago, but, according to one report, the team is looking closely at one particular candidate:
Early buzz: Gus Bradley is atop Redskins' list of defensive coordinator candidates. GM Scot McCloughan knows him well from their time in SEA
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 6, 2017
What Garofolo is referring to is Bradley was a defensive coach in Seattle when Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was a senior assistant in the front office. There are other connections — Bradley was an assistant coach in Tampa Bay under head coach Jon Gruden when Jay Gruden was also an assistant and Bruce Allen was general manager.
Bradley would be a strong hire. I took a look at him and the other major candidates for the defensive coordinator job in this article from yesterday.