Chargers want to interview Robert Saleh

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Add the Chargers to the list of teams interested in speaking to 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh about their head coaching vacancies.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers have requested permission to interview Saleh.

Saleh interviewed with the Falcons on Monday and is expected to interview with the Lions later this week. The Jaguars have also requested permission to interview a coach who also made the rounds during last year’s hiring cycle.

Saleh, Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus are defensive-minded coaches on the Chargers list. Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady come from the other side of the ball.

5 responses to “Chargers want to interview Robert Saleh

  1. They are gonna hire the guy who will not complain about keeping the current staff (all still under contract). This is the Charger way. Spanos is so cheap and transparent.

  2. Havent heard anyone mention any team calling Jim Hairball. Me thinks he is holding out signing his contract in hope of sweetening the M pot offered or actually bolting from the lost cause. The latter, he may not be smart enough to figure his ship has too many holes to plug.

  3. So the blokes who are offensive coordinators for their teams at the moment are from the offensive side of the ball. Thanks for clearing that up for us.

  4. I’m of course hoping Saleh stays as DC but that’s highly unlikely.

    Chargers have good defensive ends and 2ndary pieces, and also run the same cover 3 scheme. Also with the young QB and TE/WR’s on the roster I’d say Saleh should be very interested in the HC position.

    Only downside of the job would be the Chargers ownership and being the HC of the least popular/recognized NFL team in California. The Raiders have more fans in Cali then both LA teams and they don’t even play in the state anymore. I

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