Lovie was fired from the Chicago Bears after posting a 10-win season, but he missed out on the playoffs. He has struggled to get the Bears offense rolling in the right direction and has mainly relied on his defensive unit. That has been his struggle for his whole career as the Bears head coach.
In San Diego, the defense is on the rise and the offense needs adjustments. Would Lovie be able to hire an offensive coordinator that can get Philip Rivers and the offense on the right track. There have been talks that Lovie could hire former Raiders head coach Hugh Jackson as an offensive coordinator for his next destination. There are other promising names that he could hire at Offensive Coordinator also (Ken Whisenhunt).
The Bears ran a cover-2 defense under Smith. The Chargers have been built to run a 3-4 defense. Would Lovie keep John Pagano around and let him keep running that defense? Ron Rivera came over from Chicago and made the adjustment.