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LA Chargers: Why Robert Saleh would be a perfect head coach hire

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 29: San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh has a conversation with Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 29: San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh has a conversation with Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Robert Saleh would be an excellent replacement for Anthony Lynn as head coach of the LA Chargers.

The LA Chargers need to move on from Anthony Lynn. No announcement has yet been made but it is clear that Lynn, despite how good of a motivator and mentor he appears to be, is not the man for the job in Los Angeles.

There are a lot of candidates that Charger fans have been debating about on social media. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy, Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh are all popular names that are being discussed.

However, a perfect candidate exists in Northern California in the likes of San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh. Saleh might be the second-most sought after head coach for next season behind Bienemey and he would be an absolutely fantastic hire for the Bolts.

There are three main reasons why you should be excited if Saleh gets hired in the future.

1. He has that leadership quality that the Chargers’ value

I wanted to get this one out of the way before we get into the Xs and Os and the logistics of the hire. Robert Saleh is a fantastic leader for that San Francisco defense and every player that has talked about him publically has left raving reviews.

Richard Sherman recently praised Saleh, saying that he is someone who is able to rally men and that he is a leader. He expects him to get a head coaching job, and unfortunately, said that he thinks that Saleh “has” to get the Detroit Lions job, being a native of the Detroit area.

Hopefully, he looks past his hometown for the chance to coach a generational QB.

Anyways, that leadership quality can be just as important as your schemes. Lynn got hired on his leadership qualities and while that has not worked out we know that the LA Chargers value those attributes in a head coach, as they should.

This team does not need an Xs and Os guy that does not know how to handle a lockerroom. They need someone who can come in and establish a brand-new culture. Saleh is that guy.

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