I’m not sure we could have expected the Chargers to stay out of the basement of power rankings much longer. After their ninth loss of the season, the Bolts dropped four spots to land at #28 in their latest list.
Apart from the ranking, each of the team’s beat writers also included a player/coach with “the most at stake” at this time of the season. Unsurprisingly, that person is head coach Anthony Lynn.
“Lynn has been on the hot seat for the past few weeks, with questions about clock and game management,” says beat writer Shelley Smith. “Sunday’s 45-0 loss to New England, which was filled with penalties and special-teams miscues, didn’t help. He is a really nice man, and the players love him (at least outwardly), but ownership has to be getting fed up with all the losses ... by one score or not.”
It’s a tough scene when the main thing being said about your head coach is that he’s “a nice man” during the lowest point of his head coaching career. It’s tough to
Gavino Borquez suggests Tom Telesco’s seat could also be hot right now (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed conducts a 2021 mock draft for the Bolts (Bolt Beat)
One pro and one con of letting Anthony Lynn go during the season (Bolt Beat)
Anthony Lynn acknowledges he’s had a down year (Pro Football Talk)
The Bills took care of the 49ers on Monday Night Football (Bleacher Report)
WFT ruined the Steelers’ perfect season (ESPN)
Lamar Jackson was activated off of the COVID-19 list (ESPN)
Mike Vrabel says they’ll continue to support rookie OT Isaiah Wilson (Pro Football Talk)
Winners and losers from Week 13 (CBS Sports)
Chris Trapasso’s latest 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)