1. DC Gus Bradley is unlikely to return to Colts
Gus Bradley isn’t a player, but it feels like a safe bet that he has coached his last game as Indy’s defensive coordinator. All season, the defense has struggled against the pass, frequently opening Bradley up for criticism from fans and media members. Add in the fact that he was a Frank Reich hire and it makes even more sense that Steichen will find someone to replace Bradley.
The Colts defense allowed 349.8 yards a game (226.0 passing and 123.8 rushing) and 24.4 points a game. All the numbers put Indianapolis in the bottom half of the league. The only things the unit did well was get to the quarterback and take the ball away. However, those probably won’t be enough for Bradley to keep his job.
Yes, the Colts had a young secondary and also had to deal with several injuries to the unit. Regardless, coaches generally have to answer for their units struggling. The franchise hasn’t given any indication yet, as the season has just ended, but it certainly has to be in consideration after the season that Indy had defensively.