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LA Chargers: Pros and cons of hiring Brian Daboll as head coach

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks on the field before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Los Angeles defeats Buffalo 31-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks on the field before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Los Angeles defeats Buffalo 31-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Pro of Brian Daboll coaching the LA Chargers: His relationship with Tom Telesco

The prior connections between Brian Daboll and Tom Telesco have been well documented. Both went to the same high school in western New York. They played on the same football team and share the same sports agent. It’s clear that the two have been friends on some level for a while.

From a GM-coach relationship perspective, I see that as a good thing. The more synergy there is between the front office and coaching staff, the better. That’s not to say that Telesco didn’t have a connection with Lynn or McCoy. The partnership here would be on a different level of familiarity though.

A more cohesive vision is key when it comes to player development, personnel, the draft, free agency, etc. Telesco and Daboll will have their share of disagreements, but it will come from a better place of understanding.

One of the appeals of hiring a GM/Coach combo like Bill Belichick in NE is having one unilateral vision for the team. This won’t be that, but it’s relatively closer to it than either of Telesco’s previous hires.

Next. Why Brian Daboll as head coach feels like a guarantee

It’s not a done deal yet, but Daboll is very likely to become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. Let’s see how the Bills-Ravens game plays out tonight.

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