You can tell the difference between a personnel man and a coach based on how eager they are to get back on the field. While neither job ever really ends during the offseason, most coaches can’t wait to get back on the field and get back to the coaching part of their jobs.
Gus Bradley is no exception.
Speaking at the combine on Saturday, Bradley said he couldn’t wait until April. April will be the closest he can get to coaching the players before mini-camps, OTAs, and the preseason. In April he will be able to communicate his vision and really get things rolling as he re-molds the team more in his image.
All this stuff right now is great but I can’t wait until April when we get our players in house to communicate the vision, the language we want to use in our building and how we coach as a coaching staff. I feel extremely good about the coaching staff we’ve put together and I’m excited about the opportunity to see them on the field coaching these guys. I think our players are really going to feel it. We believe in our guys. We know there are some areas we need to get stronger and we’ll take care of that through free agency, the draft and competition. The overall sense I’m feeling from the short conversations I’ve had with players is true excitement.
Bradley is an excitable guy and his passion for the game will surely be contagious to the players. Expect him to keep talking up the coming offseason and expect the excitement to build as the team gets closer and closer to getting on the field and Bradley gets closer and closer to coaching.
- Luke N. Sims
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