Report: Former Raiders DBs coach Ron Milus likely to join new Colts DC coaching staff Gus Bradley
According to The Athletic’s Stephen Holder, former defensive backs coach for the Las Vegas Raiders Ron Milus is “likely” to follow the deceased defensive coordinator GusBradley to the Indianapolis Colts as part of his new team of defensive coaches:
New Colts DC Gus Bradley is still working on his team, but as of now, it seems likely that former Raiders DBs coach Ron Milus will join him at Indy. Milus is much appreciated. Coached Eric Weddle, Jason Verrett, Derwin James, Casey Hayward Jr and Desmond King, among others.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) February 7, 2022
The 58-year-old spent 22 years as an NFL coach, having previously coached defensive backs for the Las Vegas Raiders (2021), San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2013-20), Denver Broncos (2011-12), Carolina Panthers (2009-10), as well as secondary coach of the St. Louis Rams (2006-08), New York Giants (2004-05) and coach of the defensive backs for the Arizona Cardinals (2003), Denver Broncos (2000-02) and Washington (1993-99) professionally.
Milus is a longtime NFL defensive back/secondary coach with a wealth of experience to draw on, who has coached some very good cornerbacks and safeties historically in the league.
The Colts should review their defensive coaching staff, with many former assistants having already followed Matt Eberflus to the Chicago Bears. The team wanted to give their new defensive coordinator, Bradley, the ability to hire his own staff regardless.
Deploying “Cover 3” predominant zone coverage, Milus is expected to be the first domino of a few defensive assistant coaches expected to join Bradley at Indianapolis – as former assistants under him such as Ken Norton Jr. and Rod Marinelli could soon follow suit as widely speculated.