Gus Bradley takes friends with him to Las Vegas.
Raiders’ new defense coordinator has reportedly brought in linebacker coach Richard Smith and defense defender Ron Milus (pictured above) with him. (Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli stays with the Raiders.)
Can confirm that Gus Bradley’s new headquarters with @Raiders will include Richard Smith and Ron Milus as linebacks and defensive back coaches
– Vincent Bonsignor (@VinnyBonsignore) January 12, 2021
More changes are possible. The Raiders made no announcements about linebackers coach Dave Lipinkot and coach Jim O̵
These changes made sense. Bradley, like Marinelli, has a history with Raiders coach Ion Gruden, so new coaches Smith and Milus are part of that tree … and not related to the fired defensive coach Paul Gunther.
So, these moves clearly show that Bradley is fully in charge of defense. He said earlier in the day that he could bring some charger coaches with him, and that has already happened.
Both Smith and Milus have been NFL coaches for many years and have great respect in the league. Like Bradley and Marinelli, the 66-year-old Smith has experience as an NFL defense coordinator, so this is a well-experienced coaching staff.