This next coach in consideration was also a linebacker coach at one point in his NFL career and is also currently a defensive coordinator.
Don Martindale in 2018 was just recently promoted as the Ravens defensive coordinator. Martindale also has a Superbowl win under his belt, as he was with the Ravens when they beat the 49ers in Super Bowl 47.
The Ravens have always been known as a defensive heavy team, but last year under Martindale saw incredible results. The defense ranked second in the NFL in passing touchdowns allowed (15), fourth in total yards allowed (4,809), and seventh in turnovers (25).
As I mentioned about Saleh, the Chargers could really use a heavily defensive-minded coach leading the team. Especially a coach who would be coming from a team who has been very successful defensively these last couple of decades.
No matter if it’s a new head coach or a new defensive coordinator, Martindale would fit perfectly with this Chargers team and defense going forward.
Overall, this signing would be great for the LA Chargers going forward. Even though Martindale is on the older side, the many years of experience he has could be what the Chargers need to get going in the right direction.