Brian Daboll appears to be the favorite for Chargers head coaching job

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Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll may be the next head coach of the Chargers.

Daboll has emerged as a favorite for the Chargers, vacancy, according to a report from ESPN.

The Chargers can’t officially hire Daboll until the Bills’ postseason is over, and Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco may have hinted at his interest in Daboll when he said the team would be patient about finding the right coach.

Telesco and Daboll went to high school together, so they have a long history together.

If Daboll does become the Chargers’ head coach, he’s going to a place where the franchise quarterback is in place in Justin Herbert. And the Chargers will hope Daboll can have the same success with Herbert that he’s had with Josh Allen in Buffalo.

33 responses to “Brian Daboll appears to be the favorite for Chargers head coaching job

  1. Brian is a great guy and a great OC, and he’s from Buffalo.
    Much to be said about being successful without being the head guy, while being home near extended family.
    IMHO, which matters none, he’d be better off with just a raise based on his excellent work.

  2. Rooting for this move to happen. Well deserved for Daboll and hopeful it will be a success for all involved. Just really enjoying the fact that coincidentally, Anthony Lynn was also most recently the Bills OC prior to his “promotion” as Chargers HC…

  3. I remember when daboll was the chiefs offensive coordinator for 1 season. He sucked.

  4. Nothing says “I got the most qualified guy” than picking the guy you went to high school with. Plus Bellichick coaching tree guys always do well when they get head coaching jobs right?

  5. This is interesting. I’m a big fan of Jared Allen. Imagine how good Herbert can be if Daboll really does have a lot to do with Allen’s recent rise in success. Exciting times!

  6. Poor Eric Bieniemy is left out again. The Texans are gonna hire someone else because they think they are smart and know football which leaves the Lions job and EB will not touch it with a 10 foot pole. Good luck next year coach

  7. Most coordinators in the NFL are capable of winning if they have an elite QB, and the Chargers have a good young QB. I’m sure this guy is a good coach, but I think Josh Allen’s coordinator, whoever it happened to be, would look really good. I can’t help but to think of Charlie Weis. He was the first of Tom Brady’s offensive coordinators to leave New England. He got the head coaching job at Notre Dame, and like most of Brady’s ex-coordinators, didn’t look anywhere near as smart when he left Tommy. Every situation is different, and I do believe Daboll has an excellent chance to succeed with Justin Herbert at QB, but it’s nearly impossible not to think of Charlie Weis when I see the first of Josh Allen’s offensive coordinators getting a head coaching job. By the way, why isn’t Josh McDaniels getting any interviews this off-season. He’s been the hottest name in coordinators much of the last 15 years. What changed?

  8. Eric B has no one left to blame but hisself for being left out. People don’t want past criminals as thier HC

  9. Jdog63 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Brian is a great guy and a great OC, and he’s from Buffalo.
    Much to be said about being successful without being the head guy, while being home near extended family.
    IMHO, which matters none, he’d be better off with just a raise based on his excellent work.
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    Ridiculous. Competitive guys aren’t turning down HC jobs in the NFL. And no one is turning down an opportunity to move from Buffalo to SoCal.

  10. orechia says:
    January 16, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Eric B has no one left to blame but hisself for being left out. People don’t want past criminals as thier HC

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    Great post. His past can’t be ignored. Not saying it should prevent him from getting a HC position but the media seems to focus only on his race (implying his race is a factor in not being hired).

  11. Eric B has no one left to blame but hisself for being left out. People don’t want past criminals as thier HC

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    Damn didn’t know about his past. The guy had quite a rap sheet. It all makes sense now. He still will get a HC job next season or the season after if not this year

  12. “Brian is a great guy and a great OC, and he’s from Buffalo.
    Much to be said about being successful without being the head guy, while being home near extended family.”

    Coordinators make typically hundreds of thousands a year. HCs make millions with multi year guaranteed contracts. Even a single year as a HC represents life changing money and security because even if you’re fired after the first year you get the balance of your contract paid and never have to work another day in your life if you don’t want to. Your kids college educations paid without worry. Healthcare taken care of without worry.

    He’s not turning down a head coaching job to hang out with his “extended family”

  13. Makes sense from an OC standpoint, since Justin Herbert is Josh Allen without the learning curve. Same size, same physical abilities, combined age from photos appears to be 25.

  14. He’d have the best roster of all the vacancies this year,most of the key positions already filled with good and mostly young talent,and of course there’s Herbert. I think he’s done a good job in Buffalo even though i’d be weary of giving him too much credit in the development of Allen.

  15. Daboll was the Chargers first and only choice from the beginning. It was well known to everyone in the league he was going to LA. That’s why the Jets went with Saleh and he didn’t interview much since he was by far the best candidate. It is a perfect match. The team is literally load3d and with the right coaches they could dominate most teams even the Chiefs, I am a Raiders fan but this team is young and loaded. They could become an. Instant powerhouse for years to come. Nick Saban and Bellicek rave about his coaching style and ability to reach players as even Diggs swears by him. Best hire for sure so far. Urban going to crash and stroke out when the jags are still losing 31-10 after his theirs year

  16. Daboll looks like a great fit with the Chargers and developing star Herbert. The talk about Bienemy having a criminal record is ancient history, when he was in college/just out of college. Thirty years ago.

  17. Don’t really know how much the play-calling has to do with Allen’s success this season. It’s the execution of those plays that make the difference.
    It’s also my understanding that the work that Allen did with his personal QB coach, Jordan Palmer, was a big factor in where Allen is now. Daboll is a play-caller. It will be interesting to see how that translates to running a complete football team. I don’t know anything about his personality or how he relates to other players.
    I live in Los Angeles so I would like to see the Chargers become successful. Hope it works out.

  18. Being a die hard Bills guy this Daboll-Allen connection is a blessing. It is lightning in a bottle & would be devastating for Buffalo if they lose this coach. Just overpay this man for another 2-3 seasons & make him assistant head coach as well. In fact dump McDermott.

  19. Daboll-Herbert-Allen, and James-Bosa-Murray on defense, look for the Chargers to be in the Super Bowl in a year or two.

  20. Bieniemy is getting interviews and most GMs know his rap sheet. But the truth may be as simple as word travels fast about his job interviews. This isn’t the first time he’s been courted. Already word is circulating that he’s didn’t impress in his interview with Atlanta. I don’t know if it’s because he’s a Reid guy and Bieniemy doesn’t have the big picture – as and Reid is regarding as inventing the scheme and play calls for Mahomes and KC, with Bieniemy giving instructions to execute it as directed.

    Daboll is aperfect fit for the Chargers – but LA needs to address its offensive line no matter what he does for an already mobile 6-6 rookie QB with an arm and accuracy like Justin Herbert.

    And it would be difficult for Daboll to turn down millions and a multi-year HC job in the NFL, leaving money on the table. The Chargers are ready to win but needs a creative leader like Daboll – who, according to the Athletic – isn’t the same Belichick protegé from 20 years ago who insisted on his way was the only way. The centerpiece today is greater feedback from players about adaptive play calling based on skill sets at the QB position. After NE, he helped Alabama win titles and then came back to the NFL to turn Josh Allen from a “nice 1st round QB” to a potentially great one.

    Big money might not talk as loud when you’re family is near and you’re 65, but Daboll is young and super comfortable in his skin with his rapport with players now vs. 20 years ago.

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