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LA Chargers: Pros and cons of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi

Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) and quarterback coach Joe Lombardi prior to kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) and quarterback coach Joe Lombardi prior to kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have practically filled out the entire coaching staff around new head coach Brandon Staley. The Bolts are reportedly hiring Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill to be the Defensive Coordinator and are hiring Arizona Cardinals assistant special teams coordinator Derius Swinton II to be the special teams coordinator.

The big job that every Charger fan has been waiting for is the offensive coordinator. With Staley being a defensive-minded head coach, the offensive coordinator had more importance than the job would have had if the team hired an offensive-minded head coach.

At the time of writing this, the team has not yet made anything official. However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi is on track to become the Bolts’ offensive coordinator.

Joe Lombardi has connections to LA Chargers head coach Brandon Staley.

Lombardi coached Staley at Mercyhurst University in 2005 and is the grandson of football legend, Vince Lombardi. He has had one offensive coordinator stint in his career with the Detroit Lions and has spent most of his career with Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints.

There are fans that love this move, fans that like the move and seemingly, a lot of fans that hate the move. Like every hire, Lombardi has his pros to get excited about and his cons that are easy to be sour on.

This is for those on the fence.

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