Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
3. Melvin Ingram’s veteran leadership is huge as the LA Chargers transition coaching staffs
The LA Chargers are undergoing a big transition this offseason as Brandon Staley is practically bringing an entirely new coaching staff with him to replace Anthony Lynn’s staff. This is as big of a fresh start as an organization can get in terms of coaching.
This is not a process, though. This is not Zac Taylor taking over in Cincinnati and slowly building something up. This is a team that already has the foundation to contend for a Super Bowl and has one of the best young coaches in the league.
This is a team that is ready to win now and any additional help that the coaching staff can get is huge. Melvin Ingram’s veteran leadership as the longest-tenured player on the LA Chargers could be massive for the lockerroom.
We have seen firsthand just how good of a leader Ingram is. During his contract dispute in training camp, Ingram was still going to practice and was even acting as a coach for the other players. He was not participating in the drills but was still adding something beneficial to the team.
That is important for whoever the Chargers draft at defensive end/outside linebacker as well. Like Antonio Gates did with Hunter Henry, Ingram could be the veteran that the rookie leans on and learns from to maximize their tenure in the league.
The LA Chargers have the right reasons to re-sign Melvin Ingram and we have a reason to believe that it will be affordable for the Bolts. That is why it is more likely than most think.