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LA Chargers: 5 potential concerns for the 2021 season

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

It is safe to say that fans are extremely excited for the LA Chargers 2021 season. With one of the best young quarterbacks in football and some of the biggest stars in the league, the Chargers are hoping to make the playoffs once again after a solid free-agent period and draft class.

While it is extremely easy to be as optimistic as possible as a Charger fan, we also have to be objective as well. The Chargers are naturally going to run into some hurdles in the 2021 season as does every football team.

How the team handles these hurdles will directly correlate to the success in 2021. The teams that overcome their own personal obstacles the best are the ones who see the most success year in and year out.

While not all of these things may come to fruition, here are five potential concerns for the LA Chargers in 2021.

1. Brandon Staley’s inexperience as a play-caller and head coach

I have all the faith in the world in Brandon Staley. Sometimes you just know when a head coach gets it and Staley absolutely gets it. There is a reason why he has ascended so quickly in the NFL ranks.

However, just having a great mind does not guarantee success, especially in year one. Staley has experience calling defensive plays but he does not have experience being the guy in charge who has the final say and is forced to make big decisions in big moments.

More likely than not Staley will be just fine but don’t expect him to be perfect, he is a rookie head coach after all. If we are all massively overrating Staley then it could become a serious problem, but I doubt that.

It is fair, though, to label this as a potential concern because of Staley’s inexperience.

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