4 offensive coordinator candidates the Chargers must avoid at all costs

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3. Byron Leftwich

This might sound crazy but there are actually Chargers fans on Twitter that are pondering the idea of the team hiring Byron Leftwich this offseason. We will refrain from embedding any tweets in this article to keep them anonymous as that is not a great suggestion at all.

For those unfamiliar, Byron Leftwich is coming off of an offensive coordinator stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that was far from successful. Sure, Tom Brady is not the same player he was even two years ago, but it is impossible to watch how that team operated on offense and be excited.

Heck, the Bucs' offense only looked good when Brady either seemed to take over the operation entirely or when their backs were against the wall and forced them to go against the script and take more "risks". Sound familiar? Is this not what we have been complaining about with the Chargers' offense the last five months?

Some fans may point out the Buccaneers' offensive success in previous years but that had more to do with Brady and Bruce Arians than it did with Leftwich. We've already seen the Chargers hire one offensive-minded coach that was carried by an offensive-minded head coach and Hall of Fame quarterback.

Do we really want to see the Chargers hire Joe Lombardi 2.0 in Byron Leftwich? Probably not.

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