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REPORT: Chargers to Interview Bills Interim Head Coach Anthony Lynn

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Add another name to the head coaching candidates of the San Diego Chargers

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According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the San Diego Chargers are planning to interview Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn.

Lynn took over for the final game of the 2016 season for the Bills after the team fired Rex Ryan. Prior to the firing, Lynn was the offensive coordinator for 14 games following the departure of Greg Roman.

Lynn has been coaching in the NFL since 2000. Where he got his start with the Denver Broncos. Lynn then worked as a running backs coach for the Jaguars, Cowboys, Jets, and Bills.

Since his move to offensive coordinator after the Roman fire, Lynn put the Bills in a better position offensively. In 14 games, the Bills were able to score 25 or more points. Allowing running back LeSean McCoy to lead the way for his offense.

When looking at Lynn compared to other Chargers head coaching candidates, he is something of an anomaly. The Chargers are interviewing mainly defensive-minded head coaches like Sean McDermott and Mike Smith, yet Lynn’s specialty is on the offensive side of the ball.

Lynn’s “ground and pound” philosophy could be successful in San Diego with a bruising running back in Melvin Gordon.

Also, some of the Bills best offensive weapons have praised him. McCoy, Sammy Watkins, and Jerome Felton all had raving reviews about his performance this season.

The date of Lynn’s interview with San Diego has yet to be released. Lynn will be interviewed by the Bills and Los Angeles Rams as well.