After interviewing several candidates over a two-week period in what seemed to be a slow process, the LA Chargers got a new offensive coordinator candidate on Sunday and quickly moved to make the hire.
Less than 24 hours after it was reported that Kellen Moore and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to part ways, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported that the Chargers are expected to hire Moore as the team's offensive coordinator, replacing Joe Lombardi. Moore spent four seasons as Dallas' offensive coordinator and is turning over full offensive control to Mike McCarthy.
Most of the Chargers fanbase seems to like the move but there are fans who do not seem to be happy with the move. Moore isn't going to suddenly give the Chargers a picture-perfect offense, but there are reasons to love this hire.
3 reasons why Chargers fans should love the Kellen Moore hire:
1. Kellen Moore has experience as a play-caller
Most of the candidates that the LA Chargers interviewed to this point did not have experience as play-callers. Every offensive coach has to get a start somewhere and it looked like the Bolts were going to give one of the offensive minds from the McVay tree a shot.
While that could have ended well, there is also a lot of variance in bringing in a first-time play-caller. There is a big difference between being a strong offensive mind and being a strong offensive mind that can call plays.
Moore was by far the most experienced candidate that emerged for the Chargers. With a defensive-minded head coach in Brandon Staley leading the way, the Bolts needed someone with experience. Having a first-time play-caller is a lot harder when the head coach isn't an offensive mind to lean on.