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LA Chargers: Assembling a modern-day dream coaching staff

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips of the Los Angeles Rams walks on the field during pregame warm up for the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips of the Los Angeles Rams walks on the field during pregame warm up for the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers’ dream offensive coaches:

Offensive coordinator: Cam Cameron

Cam Cameron was the offensive coordinator of the Chargers during one of the most successful offensive periods in team history from 2002-2006. It was really the 2004-2006 season where the Chargers’ offense started to hum, as the team finished in the top-five in points per game in all three seasons and set a franchise record for points in 2006 with 494.

Cameron has not coached since the 2016 college football season with LSU, but at only 59 years old, he definitely can come back and coach on our dream staff.

Quarterbacks coach: Frank Reich

Frank Reich is now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and while the team has not had a ton of success yet under Reich, you can tell they are a really well-coached team that is going to make noise this season.

Part of the intrigue for Philip Rivers to join the Colts was Reich, who served as the Chargers’ quarterbacks coach in 2013 and offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. Reich was also the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 and 2017, winning a Super Bowl in Philly.

Wide receivers coach: Charlie Joiner

This one is a bit of a stretch as Joiner is 72 years old and retired in 2012, obviously showing that he is in a new stage of his life past football. However, it is not completely inconceivable for Joiner to be out there coaching as a wide receivers coach and he would be the perfect guy for the job.

Not only is Joiner the greatest wide receiver in team history, but he was the team’s wide receivers coach for five seasons from 2008 to 2012.

Running backs coach: Anthony Lynn

We had to fit the LA Chargers’ current head coach in here somehow and he is getting a demotion all the way to running backs coach. I like Anthony Lynn, I really do (hence why he makes the dream coaching staff) but he has not done enough overall to warrant the offensive coordinator role.

While we could give him a “more important” role, such as quarterbacks coach, it makes the most sense to make him the running backs coach as he has served as the running backs coach for five different NFL teams.

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Offensive line coach: James Campen

The LA Chargers just hired James Campen this offseason and it was an excellent signing. Campen was the offensive line coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2007 and 2018 and consistently was coaching one of the best offensive lines in football.

He has the experience to help turn the Chargers’ offensive line around this season and that is what every fan is hoping for.

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