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LA Chargers: 3 early takeaways from 2021 minicamp thus far

Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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3. The LA Chargers players really seem to prefer the coaching change

While the players are never going to out a former coach and openly say that so and so was not a good coach, it does not take much reading between the lines to see that this coaching change is a big upgrade for the Bolts.

First of all, the players that have spoken to the media are nothing but complimentary to Brandon Staley and the staff that he has put together. While a lot of that could just be basic media answers, the team seems genuinely excited for the direction it is heading in.

The players on the defensive side of the ball also seem to be enjoying this change as well. Drue Tranquill was very transparent when sharing the differences between this new defense and the former defense and the fact that this new defense allows him to actually play linebacker.

In the old defense, Tranquill was once asked to cover Tyreek Hill down the middle of the field. That is not a recipe for success.

Chris Harris has played with Brandon Staley in the past and is came from a similar scheme in Denver. He explained how this defense is night and day for the players who have not experienced it before and seemingly suggested that it was a good thing, not a bad thing.

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From Staley’s defense to Lombardi’s offense scheme to Derius Swinton’s leadership on special teams, fans have been hearing everything they want to hear about the coaching staff out of LA Chargers minicamp thus far.

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