Chargers Announce Major Shakeup to Coaching Staff

David Kaestle
Joe Lombardi has been relived of his duties as offensive coordinator.
Joe Lombardi has been relived of his duties as offensive coordinator. / Associated Press

The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off one of the worst playoff defeats in the NFL history, squandering a 27-0 lead to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wild Card Weekend.

This has led to many questions around head coach Brandon Staley's job, something fans have questioned long beforre the crushing defeat. It was reported on Monday that the Chargers were leaning toward keeping Staley, but he might be forced to make some significant changes to his staff once he met with ownership.

Well, it looks like that is already happening. The Chargers announced on Tuesday that they would be parting ways with both offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and Passing Game Coordinator Shane Day.

The Chargers passing offense didn't seem to be thr problem this year, though. Los Angeles averaged the third-most passing yards per game this past season, however, only the 14th-most passing touchdowns per game. Although, when you have a running back as talented and dynamic and Austin Ekeler, you're going to be giving him the ball a good amount.

With quarterback Justin Herbert still young, maybe it was Staley's choice (or ownership), to find someone to lead the offense and Herbert in a new or better direction.

These might be the first of many moves, but it's pretty clear that Staley is on thin ice moving forward. With a team as talented as the Chargers, he might not need to win a Super Bowl next season to keep his job, but he'll surely have to come pretty close.

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