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Chargers Daily Links: Unofficial update on Bolts’ 2021 coaching staff

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It’s the first day of February which is roughly two weeks from the day that new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley was hired. Since then, there have been plenty of reports, yet the only coaches to be officially signed by the team are the three new coordinators in OC Joe Lombardi, DC Renaldo Hill, and ST coordinator Derius Swinton II.

I’ve been asked a handful of times what the coaching staff looks like as of now, so I thought I’d throw a quick post together that has all the official, and unofficial, coaching hires over the past two weeks.

  • Head coach: Brandon Staley
  • Offensive Coordinator: Joe Lombardi
  • Run-Game Coordinator: Frank Smith
  • Passing-Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Shane Day
  • Assistant Offensive Line: Shaun Sarrett
  • Wide Receivers: Chris Beatty
  • Defensive Coordinator: Renaldo Hill
  • Defensive Line: Giff Smith
  • Defensive Passing-Game Coordinator/Linebackers: Joe Barry
  • Defensive Backs: Derrick Ansley
  • Defensive Quality Control: Isaac Shewmacker
  • Special Teams Coordinator: Derius Swinton II

The defensive staff is essentially complete while the offensive side of the ball still needs a running backs coach, offensive line coach, tight ends coach, and assistant special teams coordinator. Right now, it may be a safe bet that Smith will coach the tight ends like he did with the Raiders, but again, nothing is official just yet.

Earlier reports of Bears defensive line coach Jay Rodgers coming to Los Angeles may have been just that, reports. However, the Bears already replaced him with Chris Rumph, the Texans’ outside linebackers coach in 2020. Rodgers would be an awesome get for this staff, but I just don’t know where he will fit in as of now with the staff in its’ current state.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Six potential Chargers who stood out during the Senior Bowl (Chargers Wire)

Renaldo Hill had his fair share of Philip Rivers stories from his playing days (

Check out current Chargers from their time at the Senior Bowl (

Three options at tight end if the Chargers don’t re-sign Hunter Henry (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Could Jimmy G end up back with the Patriots? (ESPN)

Here’s how the Senior Bowl adapted to the pandemic (ESPN)

Winners and losers of the Goff-Stafford trade (Bleacher Report)

Top-10 winners for the 2021 draft from the Senior Bowl (

All-time 53-man roster from past Super Bowls (CBS Sports)

Matthew Stafford was willing to go anywhere but New England (Pro Football Talk)