If you’re of the majority that believes the Chargers need to make an immediate change to their coaching situation — and you thought the 45-0 shutout loss to the New England Patriots would be the final nail in the coffin — I have unfortunate news for you.
On Monday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that ownership does not plan on making any imminent changes at head coach. For now, Anthony Lynn looks to be locked in as the Chargers head coach for the final four games of the regular season. At the end of the season, ownership plans on evaluating his tenure with the team as a whole, not just the 2020 season, when evaluating how they will move forward into 2021.
According to Rap Sheet, Lynn is highly respected in and around the team. This is something we’ve heard time and time again. But how much respect does one need to have in order to get away with numerous coaching mistakes and mismanagement?
This is all without even getting into whether or not Tom Telesco and others in the front office should be forced to face some sort of a consequence for the team’s lack of success the past two seasons.
After an 0-4 start to his first year as head coach, Lynn went onto post a 21-7 record through the 2018 season. Since the beginning of the 2019 campaign, the Chargers are an abysmal 8-20.
Anthony Lynn led the #Chargers to an AFC-best 12-4 record in 2018. The last two season, it hasn’t worked nearly as well. LAC plans to evaluate everything at the end of the year with the full body of work, rather than make an in-season decision. https://t.co/9LAYZzIZVK— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2020