Los Angeles Chargers Must Move on From Anthony Lynn
The Los Angeles Chargers had another double-digit lead on Monday night football against the New Orleans Saints. Justin Herbert looked sharp once again, but New Orleans took down Los Angeles 30-27 in overtime, on a Wil Lutz 36-yard field. This should be the final straw for head coach Anthony Lynn.
This is his fourth season with the team. They have made the playoffs once. Los Angeles has no idea how to hang onto leads and it all starts with coaching. He is the Dan Quinn of the NFL right now and this is one of the reasons why he was fired as the Atlanta Falcons head coach.
I understand that the Los Angeles Chargers have a bunch of injuries too, but having a lead in most of your games and then blowing it is no excuse. They could be 4-1 right now, but they are 1-4 and could most likely miss the playoffs once again.
This team has more than enough talent to make it to the playoffs in the AFC despite all of their injuries. They should be better than the Vegas Raiders (3-2), but they are not. It is sad and pathetic that they are in last in the AFC West at 1-4. The Denver Broncos are 1-3 and they are even more banged up than Los Angeles is though.
Michael Badgley had a chance to hit a 50-yard field goal for the Los Angeles Chargers to win the game in regulation, but he missed.
This team will be on pace to go either 3-13, 4-12, 5-11, or 6-10.
If that’s the case, Anthony Lynn must be shown the door at the end of the season. They have a lot of talent on this roster and this would be a job that coaches would take in a hurry though.
Justin Herbert is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of this football team though nonetheless. He is one of the reasons why a new head coach would want this job immediately though nonetheless.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Texans have already fired their head coaches. The Los Angeles Chargers are for sure on this future list. The New York Jets with Adam Gase and the New York Giants with Joe Judge is not safe as well though.
The Jacksonville Jaguars with Doug Marrone is also not safe as well though.
This is the same story and the same theme every single week. Anthony Lynn has received enough chances to be successful with this team and he has failed to deliver. In order to be competitive with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1), you have to win games that you are supposed to win and they don’t do that though.
The Los Angeles Chargers will be on a bye in Week 6. Their next game will be on Sunday, October 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) with kickoff set for 4:25 p.m. Eastern on CBS at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The New Orleans Saints (3-2) will be on a bye week as well in Week 6. Their next game will be at home at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, October 25. It will be against the Carolina Panthers (3-2) with kickoff set for 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX.
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