If the Raiders’ defensive problems over the last two years create any concern for Gus Bradley, the coach now entrusted with solving them, he isn’t showing it.
In fact, the way the Raiders’ new defensive coordinator enthusiastically attacked his introductory zoom press conference on Tuesday, it is clear he is already champing at the bit to get started.
That will have to wait a few months. But there will be no shortage of energy and passion when Bradley begins that process.
“Fast, physical and we have to find a way to get the ball” is how Bradley described his defense’s approach.
What that ultimately means for a defense that surrendered the third-most points in the NFL this season and let the Raiders down time and again in big moments remains to be seen.
But as Bradley plainly reiterated on Tuesday, the foundation he sets will be based on a handful of core principles.