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Chargers Bring in Bobby King as Assistant LB Coach

The San Diego Chargers could announce a few more coaching moves today. The team still needs a quarterback coach to fill the role that Frank Reich left for the offensive coordinator position.

The team does look like they will be hiring former Houston Texans assistant LB coach Bobby King:


Here is a little bit about King from the Texans website:

In 2011, King’s efforts helped produce the third-largest defensive improvement in NFL history since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Texans ranked second in the NFL in total defense with 285.7 yards per game after giving up 376.9 yards per game and ranking 30th in 2010.

King came to the Texans after serving as the defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 where he worked directly under Texans linebackers coach Reggie Herring and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Prior to his tenure in Dallas, King was the defensive line coach at West Texas A&M University in 2008-09, and helped the 2009 team reach its first bowl game since 1967.

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  • Cgoodness13

    I like the hire

  • Jordan Denning

    He’ll be groomed to take over as d coordinator should pagano ever get a head coaching job.

    • Julien Bélair

      I don’t see that coming for at least 3-5 years

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    At first glance, this looks like a decent hire. As usual… only time will tell. I like that he worked under Wade.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      can we just get wade?!?!?!?!

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Right?!!! I hate how things work in the NFL sometimes… We have an awesome DC like Wade.. then he gets a job as the HC of Dallas, but totally tanks.. and then ends up being the Texan’s awesome DC. There should be a clause that the team you left should get first dibs on you, if the HC thing doesn’t work out… that’s realistic, right? Lol…

  • Nick Mansoor

    YES Bobby King is awesome. i know he is a bit underrated but he well worth the pickup, hes worked with guys Lie Ware and Cushing. this should an great step towards developing our linebackers, especially Te’o. And maybe Butler can start leveling up to that elite level.