The LA Chargers have started the 2023 season with an 0-2 record, giving the team four losses in a row dating back to the 2022 season. In those four losses the Chargers have allowed a combined 125 points, which includes a 27-0 blown lead against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card Round.
Many fans thought that the team would bring in a new head coach after that blown playoff loss but the Chargers decided to give Brandon Staley one more chance with the team. After an 0-2 start, frustrated fans are even louder about how the team needs to move on at head coach.
Los Angeles historically does not fire coaches midseason but if it gets really ugly for the Chargers then it might force management to make a move. Staley certainly knows this (hence why he is snapping in his press conferences) and the Bolts' upcoming four games are a scary sight for the Chargers' head coach.
Chargers' upcoming gauntlet could spell the end of Brandon Staley
The Chargers absolutely needed to take at least one of the first two games. The AFC is loaded with talent and teams that start 0-2 are already fighting a massive uphill battle to make the playoffs. These were two teams that the Chargers beat last season and could have beaten again.
Not only did the Chargers need to win those games but the team needed to prove that it is talented enough to make a playoff run. Even if the Chargers would have eked out the Titans on Sunday every fan would still know that the defense is a problem. That problem is going to show up over the next month.
As seen above, there are some really troubling matchups for the Chargers defense. This is the same team that allowed Miami to put up over 500 yards of offense and allowed Ryan Tannehill to have one of the best completion percentages of his career. Can we really trust them against Justin Jefferson, Davante Adams, Ceedee Lamb and Patrick Mahomes?
The Chargers don't have a very winnable game until Week 8 against the Chicago Bears and by that point, the team may have already punted on the postseason and may have moved on at head coach.
There is a very real chance that the Bolts are 1-5 or 0-6 after six games and at that point what is the excuse for keeping Staley around?