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LA Chargers: 3 early head coach candidates if LA fires Anthony Lynn

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on before they play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on before they play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Robert Saleh

He was in the head coaching conversation last year, and he will be making another appearance this year hopefully for the LA Chargers.

Robert Saleh has been an outstanding defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers and continues to shine even with the Niners missing key defensive pieces. Last year showcased the top tier head coach Saleh could be, as he coached a top-ranked 49ers defense over their 13-3 season.

The defense was first in the NFL in passing defense (169.2 yards per game), second in total defense (281.1 yards per game),  fourth in sacks (48), and sixth in forced turnovers (27).

The LA Chargers could use someone like Saleh as a new head coach. Not only with the energy he brings to the sideline, but to hopefully help a lackluster Chargers second-half defense.

As seen in many games this season, the defense of the Chargers looks totally different from the first half to the second half. Someone like Saleh taking over could help the culture of not only this defense but this entire team.

It should also be noted that Saleh was the linebackers coach for the Jaguars and coached under current Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. So if Saleh is signed, he could join his former head coach on the Chargers.

Though, for most fans (including me), we hope we see a future coaching staff without Bradley. This coaching change is a conversation for a different day.

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