ESPN just reported that Jerry Gray has signed on, officially, to be the Seahawks’ secondary coach. This is a big win for the Seahawks.
As a player, Jerry Gray was a four time Pro Bowler (1986-1989) and was the all-star game’s MVP in 1989. Drafted 21st overall in 1985 by the LA Rams, Gray ended his career with 28 interceptions and 3 TDs.
As a coach, Gray entered the NFL fray in 2001 with the Buffalo Bills as their defensive coordinator. He took a defense ranked 21st in 2001 to 15th in 2002 to 2nd 2003 and 2004. In 2005, the defense dropped off the face of the earth, winding up 29th and leaving Gray without a job. In 2006, he took over an awful Redskins secondary (23rd in yards allowed, 32nd in TDs allowed in his first year), and got them up to 16th in yards allowed, 11th in TDs in 2007. In 2008, another leap forward, ending 7th in yards and 6th in TDs. They finished 12th in both this past year.