Sport Tre’Davious White endorses Leslie Frazier as a head coach, hopes he doesn’t leave
Raiders hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator
Bradley comes with 15 years of experience, including four years as the Jaguars’ head coach and another four as the leader of the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom. His history with Jon Gruden helped him land the job — his first pro gig was under Gruden as a defensive quality control coach in Tampa Bay. Bradley’s defenses have ranked in the top 10 in each of the last two seasons. But, after Anthony Lynn got the heave-ho, a return to the Bolts was unlikely. With his guidance, four Chargers defenders earned Pro Bowl nods. That includes defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III, who combined for 61.5 sacks under his watch.
Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White provided Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier with a strong endorsement for his Texans head coaching candidacy, by saying he hopes it doesn’t happen.
White said Frazier would absolutely be a good hire by Houston, but White doesn’t want to lose him as his defensive coordinator in Buffalo.
“,” White said, via the Buffalo News. “Happy for him, happy that he’s getting an opportunity because he’s an amazing coach. He’s been a great, great asset for myself, I can speak from my personal experience with him, playing the position that I play and to have a defensive coordinator to have played that position, won a Super Bowl playing that position. That type of expertise, you don’t get that every day from a defensive coordinator in an organization, a guy that won the Super Bowl in your position.
‘Batwoman’ Season 2: TV Review
Javicia Leslie replaces Ruby Rose on The CW’s Batwoman, shifting the show’s emotional engine but offering viewers a more dynamic lead.Based on the two second season episodes available to critics, it remains unclear how the new protagonist will impact the show’s overall momentum, as these opening chapters work to transition viewers to a new narrative schema. So far, Leslie’s character provides some classic “fish out of water” levity to an otherwise self-serious superhero melodrama. That novice energy comes at some cost, however, to the series’ established emotional dimensions, which were always far more engrossing than its baddie-of-the-week crime-fighting.
“He’s the type of guy that takes the time to develop the player every day. I’m going into my fifth year, every day after practice, he made me catch deep balls, putting them on the JUGS and shooting them and I’m running full speed down the field. Anytime you have a coach like that, that you can definitely relate to and knows the ins and outs of this position and how things go, it’s definitely a plus. I’ll be definitely an endorsee for him to get a job, but hopefully he’ll be back with us next year because he’s definitely a big part of our success on defense.”
Frazier and Ravens assistant head coach/wide receivers coach David Culley are both expected to get second interviews with the Texans this week. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is also a candidate, although Bieniemy can’t be hired until after the Super Bowl.
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Steelers hire Mike Sullivan as new quarterbacks coach .
In contention for the Jaguars’ quarterbacks coach position, Mike Sullivan will instead land in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are hiring the former Giants and Buccaneers offensive coordinator, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. Sullivan, 53, will replace Matt Canada, who is now the Steelers’ OC. Pittsburgh’s QB coaching role grew in importance recently, with the Steelers giving Dwayne Haskins an opportunity to reboot his career. While Ben Roethlisberger is planning to return for an 18th season, Sullivan will have multiple developmental QBs — Haskins and Mason Rudolph — to mentor.