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LA Chargers: Pros and cons of the bye week moving to Week 6

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn watches the game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals lost 16-13.
Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn watches the game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals lost 16-13. Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
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(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The pros:

It helps the team get healthy at a much-needed time

The LA Chargers are really banged up right now and moving the bye week up allows them to get healthier without playing any games. This could be potentially great timing for the Chargers, as it allows the team to nurse injuries without losing more early-season games to put a stamp on the season.

Joey Bosa said that he needed the bye week right now and this just serves as an off week to get the offensive line healthy as well. Melvin Ingram gets more time to rest without missing games and the Chargers get to play one less game without Austin Ekeler and Chris Harris.

One bye week is not enough to solve all of the Chargers’ injury problems, but with all of the injuries right now, it is a welcomed sign.

It gives the coaching staff an early week to recalibrate

Every Charger fan should be hoping that the coaching staff takes this week off to recalibrate what the game plan is, how they attack preparing for each game and how they will right this ship. The Chargers have been in every single game, they just cannot get the job done.

Whether it is stopping the passive playcalling or the lack of diversity in the defensive playcalling, the Chargers absolutely should be making some adjustments in this bye week. If they don’t it will just be more of the same.

While Anthony Lynn’s job is not in danger yet, Gus Bradley and others on the staff might be feeling their seat heating up. If that does not prompt adjustments for the better then nothing will.

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