3. Head coach
I do think Chargers fans can slow down a little bit when it comes to Brandon Staley. Staley has done wonderful things for the culture of the organization and is very obviously a positive head coach for the franchise. There is no denying that.
However, the guy has to at least make the playoffs before we are having discussions about him being a top-10 head coach in the league. If the Bolts are as good as they are supposed to be in 2022 then we will have those talks. For now, as much as I love Staley and think he has done wonderful things to the franchise, it is a bit premature.
That being said, Staley is still leaps and bounds better than the new head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, Josh McDaniels. The Raiders went from one head coach with controversy (albeit for disgusting, non-football reasons) to another head coach with a previous controversy.
McDaniels obviously has a past with the New England Patriots but his tenure with the Denver Broncos did not go well either. McDaniels was fined while he was the head coach of the Broncos after the team's head of video operations was caught filming a 49ers practice. That is the Patriot way!
McDaniels' first stint as a head coach did not yield great results. He went 8-8 in his first season and followed that up with a 3-9 start that resulted in him getting fired. Just like most Belichick disciples, he tucked his tail between his legs and went back to the Patriots so Tom Brady could once again raise his stock.
Yes, the Patriots have had some really successful offenses under McDaniels, but they also had the greatest quarterback of all time under center. New England was sixth and first in the league in points per game when McDaniels was in Denver... so what does that tell you?