Stay up to date with coaching staff hires as new Colts DC Gus Bradley settles into his new home
The Colts announced Monday morning the hiring of new Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley. Now we shift our focus to which assistants he will bring to his staff. Teachers and communicators are some of the most important traits the next staff needs to have. To be able to develop young talent should be the No.1 priority.
The Colts should want to be able to elevate the performances of established stars such as Darius Leonard, Kenny Moore, and DeForest Buckner. But getting the most out of guys like Okereke, Kwity, Dayo, Ya-Sin who the Colts hope become stars themselves is important.
Im most excited about who’s gonna teach and elevate our young safety duo in Khari Willis and Julian Blackmon. The duo no doubt are the keys to Gus Bradley’s Cover 3 defense and we have already seen the pair play at a high level. Just imagine what they can do in a system that’s designs for them to flourish.
Below are updates of assistant coaching hires and departures on offense and defensive staffs.
Monday Feb 7th: Former Raiders DB Coach Ron Milus is rumored to be heading Indy following longtime friend Gus Bradley. A native of Tacoma, Washington. Ron Milus has been coaching defensive backs for decades. He has spent 8 years with the LA Chargers before going to Las Vegas.
In LA. He coached the likes of Derwin James, Casey Hayward Jr, Desmond King, Jason Verrett, Rayshaun Jenkins and Eric Weddle. All of whom hold All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. Ron Milus brings an intelligence of the position and is an incredible teacher and Leader. Colts landed a good one.
Thursday Feb 10th: Sources say The Jacksonville Jaguars are hiring Colts offensive analyst Press Taylor as the teams new Offensive Coordinator. The Colts are in the market for a new offensive analyst.
Thursday February 10th: Art Stapleton of The Record Sports reports The New York Giants are hiring Colts Wide Receivers coach Mike Groh for the same position.
Mike Groh, in his 2nd year did not have the most production from his group. Outside of Michael Pittman Jr. not other receiver reach 400 receiving yards which is an absolute disgrace. Look for The Colts to be trying to upgrade at WR in Free Agency but also looking am for a new voice to leader the receivers room.
Saturday Feb 12th: Mike Chappell @mchappell51 Reports The Colts are working on bringing in Richard Smith as LB’s coach. Richard Smith has a history of developing young and experienced Linebackers to elevate their play. Bobby Wagner, Malcom Smith, Nicolas Morrow, Denzel Perryman, Deion Jones, Kenneth Murray, and Kyzir White have all turned in very good seasons under Smith.
Monday February 14: Aaron Wilson reports Colts quality control coach Jerod Johnson is joining The Minnesota Vikings as an Offensive assistant expected to work with The Quarterbacks- Passing game.