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LA Chargers: Reasons for and against firing Anthony Lynn

Sep 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn goes over a play with Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) before putting him back in the game I the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium. Herbert was briefly knocked out of the game after getting hit during a pass play. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn goes over a play with Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) before putting him back in the game I the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium. Herbert was briefly knocked out of the game after getting hit during a pass play. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Many fans believe that the LA Chargers should move on from Anthony Lynn.

The LA Chargers are 1-4 after a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Charger fans are starting to get fed up and Anthony Lynn is starting to feel the brunt of it.

The LA Chargers head coach was trending on Twitter on Monday night after his team blew yet another big league. The Chargers took a 20-6 lead over the New Orleans Saints, began to get passive with the offensive playcalling and wound up losing the game in overtime after Mike Williams came up inches short of a first down.

The fans aren’t happy. This has become a trend for the Chargers and many are pointing at the man in charge that runs the ship.

To give Charger fans a holistic view of the situation and the nuances in firing a head coach, I decided to break down all of the reasons for firing Anthony Lynn and against firing Anthony Lynn so every fan can better understand the situation.

Against: Firing a coach midseason creates a lot of question marks in 2020

I do not think that Anthony Lynn gets let go during the season, I want to get that out of the way. If Lynn does get fired from the Chargers then it will be after the season ends. Any fan that is hoping to see him get fired in the regular season is going to be disappointed.

Firing a coach during the season creates too many question marks and situations that make it harder for the Chargers to succeed than if Lynn stuck around. Who would step up as the head coach? Shane Steichen just became the offensive coordinator and Gus Bradley and George Stewart are both on their own respective hot seats.

Turning the head coach over midseason is done when teams are completely out of the running and desperately need to establish a new culture for the following season. The Chargers are not at that point yet.

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