- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 20, 2002

A second candidate has emerged for the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator vacancy: New York Jets secondary coach Bill Bradley.
ESPN.com reported yesterday that Redskins coach Steve Spurrier requested and was granted permission to discuss the post with Bradley. A Redskins spokeswoman confirmed that Spurrier is interested in Bradley. An interview is expected to take place at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., early this week.
Former Redskins defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer appears to be Spurrier's leading candidate following an interview Friday. Spurrier plans to speak to Schottenheimer, but Schottenheimer apparently wants to see if his brother, former Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer, lands a coaching job. Marty Schottenheimer appears to be the front-runner in San Diego.
Kurt Schottenheimer led Washington's defense to the No. 10 ranking last season before being fired Monday.
Bradley, 54, has been an NFL assistant coach for the past four seasons, also filling the secondary role from 1998 to 2000 for the Buffalo Bills. He spent 1985 on Pepper Rodgers' staff with the USFL Memphis Showboats; Rodgers now is the Redskins' vice president of football operations.
Bradley is a bit of a surprise candidate because Spurrier said he was looking only at those who have recent experience as NFL coordinators. Bradley would be a first-time coordinator.
Spurrier, out of town for several weeks to attend the Senior Bowl and help coach the Hula Bowl, was not available for comment.


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