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LA Chargers: 4 biggest disappointments through 4 weeks of the season

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Jackson #26 of the Carolina Panthers runs back his interception past Bryan Bulaga #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter in a 21-16 Panthers win at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Jackson #26 of the Carolina Panthers runs back his interception past Bryan Bulaga #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter in a 21-16 Panthers win at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Anthony Lynn

Charger fans have really been on Anthony Lynn through the first four weeks of the season with some fans even calling for the team to fire the head coach. Quite frankly, it is way too soon to even have that conversation and the Chargers are not going to fire Lynn anytime soon.

After the season, if the team has another disappointing year, then maybe. They are not going to fire him midseason.

While I do not fall into the “fire Anthony Lynn boat,” I do recognize that he has not been great through four games this season. This has nothing to do with the quarterback situation, either, as I can at least see where he is coming from in not wanting Tyrod Taylor to lose his job because of a mistake from a team doctor.

It’s not that — it’s the decision-making. Several times in four games has Lynn made really passive decisions that arguably led to the Chargers losing. The Bolts did not go for it on fourth and one against the Chiefs in overtime and did not go for it on fourth and one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In both instances the defense had just allowed multiple scoring drives prior and in both instances, the opponent drilled a field goal to either win the game or extend the lead to seven.

While it has gotten better, overall, the playcalling has not been tremendous and it starts from the top. However, there are other factors that have led to this ugly start as well.

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