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.
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.