Good morning, Chargers fans!
The Chargers finally made necessary moves on Tuesday by firing offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Shane Day. While the former makes more sense than the latter, it’s not unheard of for an NFL team to bring in a new quarterbacks coach alongside and coordinator since they essentially are a packaged pair when it comes to establishing and implementing the offense.
If there’s a new offense to install, the quarterbacks coach will be an extension of the offensive coordinator which keeps from having both the coach and the quarterback needing to learn the offense at the same time.
Overall it was the move most of us expected to happen as I doubt anyone — Chargers fans or fans of football in general — could stand another season of Herbert throwing it six yards at a time on any given drive.
And now for today’s links.
Field Yates believes the Chargers have the most-appealing offensive coordinator opening in the NFL (Chargers.com)
The Chargers announced changes to their offensive coaching staff (Chargers.com)
The Chargers moved on from Michael Wilhoite despite career years from two linebackers (Bolt Beat)
Five offensive coordinators the Chargers could hire to replace Joe Lombardi (Bolt Beat)
DeMeco Ryans has become the top NFL head-coaching candidate (The Ringer)
The Titans are hiring Ran Carthon as their general manager (ESPN)
Potential landing spots if Lamar Jackson does not return to the Ravens (CBS Sports)
All-Rookie team for offense and defense (NFL.com)
Luke Getsy and Patrick Graham will be the head coaches for the 2023 Senior Bowl (NFL.com)
Ben Johnson informed teams he’s sticking with the Lions for another season (Pro Football Talk)