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Raiders use photo of wrong coach in announcing hiring of Gus Bradley

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It is unclear if the Las Vegas Raiders know who their new defensive coordinator is.

They got the name down, announcing Gus Bradley, the former Jaguars head coach and Seahawks and Chargers coordinator, would be guiding Jon Gruden’s defense. Their announcement contained his credentials and bona fides, reason to believe Bradley was indeed the choice.

Their initial announcement Tuesday also had a picture Ken Whisenhunt.

Half-right, half-wrong is pretty on-brand for a team that just finished an 8-8 year, during which Paul Guenther was fired midseason.

The confusion appears to arise from Whisenhunt, the former Cardinals head coach, having served on the same Chargers staff as Bradley. An Associated Press photo editor apparently confused the two in its caption, and the Raiders’ social-media worker didn’t catch it, making him/her a solid option for next season’s Las Vegas wide receiver corps. (We kid, we kid.)

The tweet was deleted soon after and a new one was quickly sent, ending a hiring process that definitely is not foreboding at all.


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