Anthony Lynn calls Chargers hype “a mousetrap”

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Broncos General Manager John Elway said recently that the Chargers “may be the ones to beat” in the AFC West this season and there are likely others who feel the team is in good position to make a playoff run after finishing last year with nine wins in their final 12 games.

Those nine wins left the Chargers with a winning record, but not a playoff spot as their 0-4 start came back to bite them. The Chiefs were the division champs last year and Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said they remain on the top rung when asked about Elway’s comment on Thursday.

“That sounds like a mousetrap to me,” Lynn said on NFL Network. “That’s all I can say about that drill. We know Kansas City won this division, they had a good draft, they brought in some key free agents. To me, that’s still the team to beat in this division. Until we beat Kansas City, we can’t even talk about playoffs and things like that. We gotta beat Kansas City. I take it as a compliment, but we have a lot of work to do.”

Lynn did say he thinks the team has the pieces in place to improve on last season’s finish and it would do them a lot of good if those pieces come together a bit earlier than they did in 2017.

22 responses to “Anthony Lynn calls Chargers hype “a mousetrap”

  1. Every year these fools that do the reporting jump on the charger bandwagon and get the same result LOL!

  2. At least he has a little bit of smarts.
    He is correct, until they dethrone the Kansas City Chiefs, its all just nonsense talk. the Chiefs OWN the AFC West, and they are not going to give it up anytime soon, now that they have a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes leading them.
    The Chargers are 2nd best in the division

  3. Minnesota Vikings = eternal mediocrity that will be exposed early and often in 2018. I wouldn’t be talking about other teams in other divisions. Vikes shouldn’t have advanced past the first round last year, and got historically SPANKED in the NFCCG. I expect more of the same this year.

  4. I agree that the Chiefs have to be dethroned but I don’t think that is going to be that difficult to do. I think they made a short-term mistake promoting Mahomes (he might be good down the road but he could have used some time behind Smith – or anyone) and they were already struggling mid-season last year. Didn’t acquit well in the playoffs either. So …yeah they may be the team to beat by default, but it is by default.

  5. The AFC West is the one division that I wouldn’t be shocked at all that any one of the four teams ended up winning this season.

  6. “…….future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes leading them.” He’s played one NFL game. One. Congratulations, though. Best laugh I’ve had today.

  7. aquineas1 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 7:19 pm
    San Diego? I’m trying to figure out how teams are going to block Denver’s linebackers.

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    The rest of us are trying to figure out how Denver will score…

  8. Iknowitall says:
    May 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    At least he has a little bit of smarts.
    He is correct, until they dethrone the Kansas City Chiefs, its all just nonsense talk. the Chiefs OWN the AFC West, and they are not going to give it up anytime soon, now that they have a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes leading them.
    The Chargers are 2nd best in the division

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    Im not sure you are in a position to judge someones “smarts” when you are declaring Mahomes a future HOFer after 1 career start. Get real dude.

  9. The only team that the chargers beat last year that ended up with a winning record was the buffalo bills.

    And when the chargers had the chance to go into kc late in the season and take control of the division they laid their usual egg.

    Typical chargers preseason fluff here

  10. riverhorsey says:
    May 18, 2018 at 2:13 am
    Oakland is probably the best team in that division right now.
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    That’s because “right now” is the off season. When the season starts…not so much.

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