Chargers’ Gus Bradley not thinking about future as job status looms

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We will know what the future holds for head coach Anthony Lynn in the coming days. But others on the staff could be on the chopping block if Lynn is on his way out, including defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Asked about his future at Thursday’s media availability, Bradley was noncommittal, saying that he tries not to think about whether he’s back with the team next year.

However, Bradly said he’s excited to see what a healthy Chargers team can do: “I think the future is very bright for this defense.”

Los Angeles has played this entire season without key defenders like safety Derwin James and linebacker Drue Tranquill. Along the way, injuries hindered others edge defenders Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Casey Hayward.

Hired back in 2017, the same year that Lynn was brought on, Bradley was coveted for his revelation of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom,” a defense that wreaked havoc in the league.

Under Bradley, Los Angeles has ranked among the best defenses in the league, statistically. However, opposing offenses have figured out how to exploit his notorious Cover 3 scheme, especially in crucial moments of games.

L.A. has struggled to generate consistent pressure on the quarterback as well as create turnovers the past two years.