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LA Chargers: December wins will not save Anthony Lynn’s job

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers walks the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers walks the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

While Anthony Lynn isn’t technically fired yet, the LA Chargers’ late-season wins will not save his job.

The LA Chargers are just two weeks away from having to make an official decision on the coaching staff. Most expect Anthony Lynn and the coaching staff to be replaced in 2021.

There’s probably some percentage chance the Chargers bring him back simply for the sake of probability. Recent wins against Atlanta and Las Vegas won’t save Lynn’s job though.

Anthony Lynn hasn’t looked good in recent wins

Sort of a simple way of putting it, but it’s true. The Chargers handed the Falcons and Raiders several opportunities to win those respective games.

The end of the first half sequence that resulted in them running the ball with no timeouts vs. Atlanta was one of the most disorganized sequences I’ve seen in football this year. Shane Steichen and Lynn were far from being on the same page in that moment.

Sure, it didn’t cost them the game, but it could’ve if Atlanta wasn’t also a bad team. Burning clock and wasting timeouts has also been a Lynn staple throughout the season.

The gameplan against the Raiders was uninspired. Taking the ball out of Justin Herbert‘s hands to run it as much as they did was such a mistake. On the first Michael Badgley field goal miss, the Chargers took worse field position than they would’ve had if they simply went for it on 4th and 3.

On 4th and short in the guts of the game, Lynn decided to put the game in the hands (or on the leg) of the most unreliable player on the team.

This is without even talking about the plethora of errors in the New England and Buffalo losses. Lynn has looked far from good in the recent Chargers’ wins and that has to be factored into his evaluation.

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