A couple of years in the past, Anthony Lynn was the top coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, and he had the good thing about many weapons on offense, together with an above-average quarterback.
In his first three seasons on the helm, he had a grizzled Philip Rivers beneath heart, and in his final season there, he had a rookie named Justin Herbert.
Lynn was fired following the 2020 season after he had guided the Chargers to the NFL playoffs simply as soon as throughout his time with them.
At present, he’s the operating backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers, one other California staff that has nice expertise on either side of the ball.
The distinction is that, not like the Chargers, the Niners have put all that expertise collectively and appear poised for a run on the Tremendous Bowl.
In a latest Los Angeles Occasions article, Lynn, who performed for the 49ers within the mid-Nineties, complimented his present franchise, and in doing so, he appeared to make a veiled criticism of the Chargers.
“This group will do no matter it takes to win,” he mentioned. “Assets out the [ears]. That was completely different for me in comparison with what I used to be going by in L.A. So it’s similar to, man, that is what it’s purported to be like. I forgot how that felt.”
The Chargers have ended their final two seasons in irritating vogue beneath present head coach Brandon Staley, blowing a 27-0 lead in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Saturday’s Wild Card playoff matchup.
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But, it seems they are going to maintain onto Staley, as they as a substitute fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Many have accused the Chargers of skimping on head teaching hires, a criticism that goes again a few years.
The 49ers, alternatively, began a rebuild in 2014, and after then-executive Trent Baalke was criticized for some strikes he made, comparable to firing profitable head coach Jim Harbaugh, the franchise cleared home, bringing in Kyle Shanahan and govt John Lynch.
What may’ve been an extended rebuilding course of solely lasted a couple of brief years, and now the Niners could possibly be lower than a month away from their sixth world championship.
Those that do what others aren’t keen to do may have good issues others can’t have.