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Chargers add a secondary coach

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Bolts hire second secondary coach

    Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner has structured his staff to include two secondary coaches and has added former Bills and Jets secondary coach Bill Bradley to coach alongside fellow secondary coach Brian Stewart

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  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Translation: "Hit the bricks, Brian!"
     
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  3. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner has structured his staff to include two secondary coaches and has added former Bills and Jets secondary coach Bill Bradley to coach alongside fellow secondary coach Brian Stewart. Bradley signed a two-year contract with the Chargers.

    Bradley’s background includes working with Bolts’ defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell as the defensive backs coach in Buffalo from 1998-2000 and with the New York Jets from 2001-03. In Buffalo, Bradley’s secondary led the NFL in pass defense in 1999, while ranking 14th in 1998 and fourth in 2000. Buffalo made the playoffs following the 1998 and ’99 seasons. Two of Bradley’s three seasons in New York, the Jets ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in pass defense, recording a No. 7 ranking in 2001 and a No. 10 ranking in 2003. The Jets made the playoffs as a Wild Card in 2001 and won AFC East in 2002.

    Bradley left the NFL after the 2003 season to return to his native Texas and serve as the defensive coordinator at Baylor University in Waco. In 2005, Baylor ranked 13th in the nation in pass efficiency defense while going 5-7 on a slate that included tough overtime losses on the road at Texas A&M and Oklahoma. That year, the Bears’ defense allowed its fewest total yards, rush yards and points per game since 1995.

    A native of Palestine, Texas, Bradley was a high school All-America quarterback who led his team to the 1965 state title and went on to a standout collegiate career as a quarterback and defensive back at the University of Texas from 1966-68. He served as a tri-captain on Texas’ 1968 team that finished the season 9-1-1, tied for the Southwest Conference championship, ranked third in the final AP poll and fifth in the season-ending UPI poll, and beat Tennessee, 36-13, in the Cotton Bowl. As a senior in his final game against long-time rival Texas A&M, Bradley recorded a UT single-game record four interceptions in the Longhorns' 35-14 win over A&M, a mark that still stands as the best-ever by a SWC performer. Following his senior season, Bradley played in the 1969 Hula Bowl, the Coaches All-America Game and the College All-Star Game. Bradley earned UT's 1968 D.H. Byrd Leadership Award.

    Selected in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Bradley went on to earn three All-Pro awards (1971-73) at free safety. In addition, he served as the Eagles' punter and kick returner. Bradley, who led the NFL in interceptions in both 1971 (11) and 1972 (nine), became the first player ever to lead the league in interceptions in consecutive seasons, a feat that has been matched just one time since. Bradley still holds Eagle records for career interception return yardage (536) and the club single-season marks for interceptions and return yardage (11 for 249 in 1971), while sharing the team's all-time interception record with Eric Allen (34). He played in 114 NFL games, spending the 1969-1976 seasons with the Eagles and the 1977 campaign with both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Cardinals.

    Bradley is a member of the Texas High School, the University of Texas and the Philadelphia Eagles Halls of Fame. Bill and his wife, Susan, have two children, Matthew and Carissa.

    Bill Bradley’s Coaching Experience

    2004-06 — Defensive Coordinator, Baylor University
    2001-03 — Defensive Backs, New York Jets
    1998-2000 — Defensive Backs, Buffalo Bills
    1996-97 — Defensive Coordinator, Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
    1995 — Defensive Coordinator and Secondary, San Antonio Texans (CFL)
    1994 — Defensive Coordinator and Secondary, Sacramento Gold Miners (CFL)
    1991-92 — Defensive Backs, San Antonio Riders (WLAF)
    1988-1990 — Defensive Backs, Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
    1987 — Assistant Coach, University of Texas
    1985 — Secondary, Memphis Showboats (USFL)
    1984 — Secondary Coach, San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL)
    1983 — Defensive Backs, San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL)

    http://www.chargers.com/news/press-releases/press-release-20070221.php


    I like this hire..
     
  4. Harley

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    oh nickel...
     
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  5. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    More about Bradley, who was most recently DC for Baylor:

    Bradley's 2005 Baylor defense ranked 13th nationally in pass efficiency defense (106.18), while standing No. 57 in pass (216.3 ypg), No. 63 in total (378.0 ypg), No. 65 in scoring (26.5 ppg) defense and No. 74 against the run (161.7 ypg). The Bears' 2005 defensive marks for total, rush and scoring defense all ranked as the program's lowest since 1995 and eight defenders earned All-Big 12 recognition.

    The Baylor pass defense, which ranked 101st among all NCAA I-A programs in 2003, was rated No. 62 after Bradley's first season in Waco.

    Bradley joined Guy Morriss' program from the National Football League's New York Jets, where he had spent three years (2001-03) as the team's defensive backs coach. The Jets ranked among the NFL's top 10 in pass defense (2003), twice advanced to the playoffs (2001 and 2002) and won the 2002 AFC East title in his tenure on coach Herman Edwards' staff.

    Prior to working for the Jets, Bradley served in the same capacity with the Buffalo Bills from 1998 to 2000. Buffalo led the AFC in pass defense in 1999 and ranked second the following year. The Bills, who advanced to the AFC playoffs in both 1998 and 1999, led the NFL in total defense in 1999, and ranked third in that category in 1998 and sixth in 2000.

    Before moving into the NFL, Bradley served as defensive coordinator for the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts in 1996 and 1997, helping the team to Grey Cup victories both years. He also served as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for the CFL's San Antonio Texans (1995) and the Sacramento Gold Miners (1994), worked as the defensive backs coach of the World League's San Antonio Riders (1991-92) and spent three years with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders (1988-90).

    Bradley broke into the coaching ranks with the USFL's San Antonio Gunslingers in 1983 as the team's defensive backs coach and personnel assistant, then spent the 1984 campaign as secondary coach. He served as secondary coach of the USFL's Memphis Showboats (1985) and spent a year coaching at the University of Texas (1987) before moving into the CFL in 1988.

    Selected in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Bradley went on to earn three All-Pro awards (1971-73) at free safety. In addition, he served as the Eagles' punter and kick returner. Bradley, who led the NFL in interceptions in both 1971 (11) and 1972 (nine), became the first player ever to lead the league in interceptions in consecutive seasons, a feat that has been matched just once since.

    One of Morriss' teammates in Philadelphia from 1973 to 1976, Bradley still holds Eagle records for career interception return yardage (536) and club single-season marks for interceptions and return yardage (11 for 249 in 1971), while sharing the team's all-time interception record with Eric Allen (34). He played in 114 NFL games, spending the 1969-76 seasons with the Eagles and the 1977 campaign with both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Cardinals.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    when are they going to can Crosby

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  7. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    AJ appears to be stocking the coaching roster like he's stocked the player roster.

    3 deep and let 'em compete.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Nice resume


    top 10 pass defense sounds damn good !!!


    now we need a special teams coach!!!


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  9. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Sounds good to me! :tup:
     
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  10. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    This was an AJ & Cottrell hire .. I doubt it had anything to do with Norv other than maybe giving his blessing.
     
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    Norv Turner: “AJ, I really think we should go with two secondary coaches. I want to get Bill Bradley from Baylor”.

    AJ Smith: “Okay Norv. You are responsible for hiring the coaches. I will make a phone call right now”.
     
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    AJ Smith: "That's what I'm talking about. Everybody is on the same page".
     
  13. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    As it should be...:lol:

    AJ is Gawd...:yes:
     
  14. BIG WILLIE STYLE

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    Dont know how the draft is gonna look like but im hoping to get a safety and reciever in the first two picks.
     
  15. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    3 safeties and 5 dbs, oh and a wr
     
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    Yes, Cottrell is the DC, coached with this guy in Buffalo, so it must have been AJ that orchestrated this move. :icon_huh:
     
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    Any help back there would be welcome. Now if my dream trade will happen (Not likely, but you've got time to think about crap like this in the off-season):

    Chargers trade Michael Turner and one of our 3rd round picks to the Jets for Jonathan Vilma, then we trade Vilma straight up for Polamalu. AJ forces Polamalu to shave his head and send the hair to Locks of Love so they can make a cool whig out of it and McRee and Polamalu kill people who dare to come into the secondary.
     
  18. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    How about we just trade Turner for Ed Reed?
     
  19. PhillyChargerFan

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    Am I mistaken but didn't we just have 2 secondary coaches 2 years ago? I thought we let one go in favor of Stewart and all the DB's said it was nice to have just one set of instructions to listen to?
     
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    Albert Lewis was the Assistant Secondary Coach released prior to the 2006 season. Lewis had been a Marty Boy .... played for Marty in KC.
     
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    I read somewhere that Stewart and some other coach wanted to go with Wade and take a promotion. I wonder if this move allows Stewart to leave??
     
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    My guess is it will allow Stewart to leave.

    Asst LB coach John Pagano is the other coach who is reported to want to leave for Dallas.

    Shelmon has been mentioned as wanting to leave for Miami (Cam).
     
  23. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    :icon_eek: :lol:
     
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    If Shelmon leaves, who will call the offensive plays in the preseason? :icon_shrug:
     
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    Where Are They Now: FS Bill Bradley


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    Todd Christensen ???
     
  28. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Yeah thats the guy :lol:

    I guess it looks a little like him...
     

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