3. Things are finally different for the LA Chargers
We all know the kind of luck that the LA Chargers have had and it happened before Anthony Lynn was the head coach. The Chargers have always had this ugly mystique around them that would lead to blown games and heartbreaking losses.
With Lynn is was even worse. The Chargers were the kings of losing one-score games and so many times last season we saw the team give games away. I said it last season every single time I talked about him: Anthony Lynn coached to not lose. He did not coach to win.
Brandon Staley coaches to win. More importantly, he has flipped the culture of the LA Chargers and for the first time in a long time, I think we can actually say that these LA Chargers are different and this is the start of something special not just in 2021, but in years beyond.
Everything Staley has done has been great for the team and you see it in the way that his players play and the way that they talk about him and the team. Heck, Joey Bosa straight-up admitted that he expected the team to blow leads in years past and that the team is now moving in the right direction with the new coaching staff.
After Week 1 of the season, we had a very similar overreaction. Many people said that the Chargers curse was over, mostly because fans were already buying in on Brandon Staley. As much as I liked Staley, I had to see more to believe it.
I have seen enough already. This is a new football team that is going to do things on its terms and will play to win. It won't always come out on top, but it will always play its way.
Verdict: Not an overreaction