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LA Chargers: Why the next head coach should be defensive-oriented

Oct 25, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn (center) watches game action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn (center) watches game action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Justin Herbert and the offense are in good hands

The LA Chargers offense has been much better than expected this season and that largely has to do with the emergence of Justin Herbert. However, we have to give credit where credit is due to new offensive coordinator, Shane Steichen.

Now, to be clear, there have been some interesting play calls in recent weeks that we do not completely agree with. However, most of the decisions that come back to bite the Chargers are situational decisions: when to go for it, when not to, etc.

That is on Lynn. As far as the play designs and integrating Justin Herbert, things have been really promising.

Herbert has been operating without a legitimate offensive line and without his RB1 next to him. Yet still, the Chargers continue to develop play designs that allow Herbert to open up the field as well as extend plays and find an open man late.

How many times have we seen Justin Herbert hit a wide-open deep man? That is not by accident.

Pep Hamilton has been fantastic for Justin Herbert’s development and the team seems to have confidence in Steichen. Let them man the offense with the head coach focusing on the defense.

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