With new head coach Brandon Staley set to speak with the media for the first time later today, the reports about the team’s newest hires are starting to be released.
The third addition so far to Staley’s staff is reportedly Rams assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Barry who is being pegged as the team’s new defensive passing-game coordinator. He will also continue to coach the Bolts’ linebackers.
Barry has been with the Rams since the 2017 season when he was hired along with their head coach Sean McVay. Prior to his time in Los Angeles, Barry spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Washington Football Team. This is also going to be Barry’s second stint with the Chargers in the past 10 years as he spent four years in San Diego with the Bolts from 2011-2014. In 2008, Barry was the defensive coordinator for the Lions during the infamous 0-16 season where they became the first to finish the year winless since the strike-shortened 1982 campaign.