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Chargers should hire defensive minded coach; here are 5 options

Dec 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reacts as he leaves the field following the win against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reacts as he leaves the field following the win against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reacts as he leaves the field following the win against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Following the departure of head coach Mike McCoy, it’s time for the San Diego Chargers to find a defensive minded coach to lead the team into the future.

The Chargers have long been considered an offensive team and five of their last six coaches have been of the offensive mindset, though Mike Riley did have prior experience coaching both sides of the ball before coming to San Diego.

Quarterback Philip Rivers is nearing the end of his career and he shouldn’t be used as a guy who puts the ball in the air 40-50 times a game anymore. Instead, this team should be built around a growing young defense, led by Joey Bosa, who has all the tools to become one of the game’s most dominant defensive players.

The search for a new head coach is underway for the Chargers and they will likely bring in a slew of candidates. Here are five that they should consider for the opening.

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