Just as quickly as the LA Chargers fired Joe Lombardi after blowing a 27-0 lead in Wild Card Round, the team hired Kellen Moore after it was reported that he and the Dallas Cowboys would be parting ways.
After interviewing several coaches from the Sean McVay coaching tree that did not have play-calling experience, the Bolts opted for someone who did not fit the same offensive tree but has experience as a play-caller and has led one of the best offenses in the sport over the last four years.
Moore was as good as the Chargers could have gotten at offensive coordinator considering the circumstances and fans should be excited for an offense that should look much more competent in 2023. Before Moore even coaches a game (let alone a practice), he is already starting to win over Chargers fans during his media availability on Wednesday.
Speed is always dangerous. Speed you can't coach. Speed is very special, certainly, you want some of it. All words out of Kellen Moore's mouth.
Chargers fans have been dying for speed on offense for years.
The biggest hole on this offense has been the lack of speed. With a completely healthy roster, Jalen Guyton at least provided one burner that Justin Herbert could throw deep to. With Guyton out of action, the Chargers boasted arguably the slowest pass-catcher room in the entire sport.
The Bolts do not need to completely revamp their entire personnel to draft guys who are simply fast but having that speed threat to complement Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer is such a no-brainer. This is especially true when you have the quarterback with arguably the most arm talent in the entire league throwing passes.
The Chargers do not have a lot of assets to add speed this offseason so this may signal that the team will finally take a speedy receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft. It does not have to be a first-round pick but with Moore in the building having an influence, we could see the Bolts take a valuable mid-round option.
There were plenty of receivers they could have taken last year in the mid-rounds but opted for a safety and running back they didn't even play. Hopefully, the mindset is a bit different this time around and Moore's comments indicate that it may be.