"When I was hired here, I was excited because I thought this race to maturity would happen quicker maybe here than other places because of the offense we're going against," Bradley said of the unit led by quarterback Philip Rivers. "That helped us, going against our offense every day in OTAs and training camp. ... You also have to give credit to the players. We have a really sharp group. They communicate very well. They know in order for us to be successful, they have to be on everything, and they're very detailed."