Anthony Lynn wants Gus Bradley back as Chargers defensive coordinator

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Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn wants to make sure they keep Gus Bradley as the team’s defensive coordinator moving into 2018.

The former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach signed a one-year contract to run the Chargers’ defense this season. With that contract set to expire, Lynn made it clear he wants Bradley back next season.

We’d like to keep this together if we can,” Lynn said Monday, via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. “I know some guys, the contracts are up. We’re working on that right now. We’re trying to keep this staff together, this nucleus together, because I think we got better as a coaching staff as the season went on.”

The Chargers finished the season as the league’s third-ranked scoring defense, allowing 17.0 points per game. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars (16.8) and Minnesota Vikings (15.8) allowed fewer points this season.

“We hit some bumps there early, and midway through the season, but things are a lot smoother right now,” Lynn said of the coaching staff. “I think we understand each other.”

7 responses to “Anthony Lynn wants Gus Bradley back as Chargers defensive coordinator

  1. Anthony Lynn is an excellent HC. He kept the team together after an 0-4 start. Anyone listening to his interviews understands that Lynn knows both how to coach and lead a team.

    Of course, the Rooney Rule detractors wish that Lynn would not have received even an interview for the Chargers job. Now those detractors are beside themselves that an African-American coach was successful. According to the detractors no minority is qualified to be an HC.

  2. cardinealsfan20 says:
    January 2, 2018 at 7:33 am
    Anthony Lynn is an excellent HC. He kept the team together after an 0-4 start. Anyone listening to his interviews understands that Lynn knows both how to coach and lead a team.

    Of course, the Rooney Rule detractors wish that Lynn would not have received even an interview for the Chargers job. Now those detractors are beside themselves that an African-American coach was successful. According to the detractors no minority is qualified to be an HC.
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    not true at all. us “rooney rule” haters want people to be interviewed based on their qualifications, not the skin color they were born with. reverse racism is no better than any other racism, and black people should not get interviews based on their race anymore than white people should.
    but since your into the race identity politics thing, why no chinese, mexican, arab or polish coaches? are you saying they are not qualified? are you being racist?

    see how stupid it all is. EARN your job – no free handouts!

  3. I was wrong about Lynn. He’s a solid HC. Telesco and signing of Koo and dumping Josh Lambo did the Chargers in. Drafting Mike Williams instead of Ramczek (Saints offensive tackle) was another massive screw-up. ‘Relocation’ is a disaster. The critical game against the Raiders saw only a trickle of Charger fans. The Rams have locked in the popularity contest in L-a-L-a-Land. Rumor persists the Raiders could share StubHub with the Chargers until their Las Vegas move as there is no lease extension made with the City of Oakland. What a ‘relocation’ mess the NFL has gotten itself into. Next up…Pelugas’ Buffalo move to San Antonio.

  4. There is no such thing as “reverse racism.”

    And all the talk about “earning” is fine and well except you STILL have people who intentionally go out of their way to avoid hiring people who don’t look like them DESPITE possessing full knowledge that those people are superior to other candidates with regards to being the best fit for the job.

    When we saw copious numbers of retreads continuing to get jobs over those who are obviously more qualified and NOT White, then the rule came about.

    I hate the rule.

    I hate that there was ever a need for it.

    But we’re still seeing the same practices that necessitated it, so…

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    January 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    There is no such thing as “reverse racism.”

    And all the talk about “earning” is fine and well except you STILL have people who intentionally go out of their way to avoid hiring people who don’t look like them DESPITE possessing full knowledge that those people are superior to other candidates with regards to being the best fit for the job.

    When we saw copious numbers of retreads continuing to get jobs over those who are obviously more qualified and NOT White, then the rule came about.

    I hate the rule.

    I hate that there was ever a need for it.

    But we’re still seeing the same practices that necessitated it, so…
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    ahh.. more race based division statements
    your right. there is no reverse racism, just racism. and it exists with all people and races.
    this includes the chinese, black, indians, africans, greek etc etc
    but it sure is a good thing were dictating that ONLY BLACK MEN get special interviews! No, that’s not racist at all!

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