1. Much more competent coaching for the LA Chargers
One of the main reasons why the LA Chargers lost so many games last season was Anthony Lynn being an awful head coach. While he is a great motivator and seems to really care about the players, Lynn just did not have what it took to manage a team and a game at the same time.
The Chargers were in nearly every game and nearly every single time they lost it was due to some sort of mismanagement from the Chargers. Remember when the team could not get a play off at the end of the Buffalo Bills game, or at the end of the first half against Atlanta?
Sorry if I unearthed those terrible memories from deep in your subconscious.
Brandon Staley has been saying all the right things and has brought in a qualified staff around him that represents a complete overhaul of the coaching staff. The only familiar face that remains in defensive line coach Giff Smith.
Staley is one of the favorites to win the Coach of the Year award and it is not hard to see why. He led the Los Angeles Rams to the best defense in football last year and with all the talent in LA, there could be a huge turnaround for the Bolts as well.
It is unfair to expect Staley to come out and be one of the best head coaches in the league next season and it is way too early to lock him in as the next Sean McVay. All we want is competent coaching in year one that does not actively get in the way of the Chargers winning games.