Chargers coach Brandon Staley eager to build an offense for Justin Herbert

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New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley says he’s eager to build an offense that revolves around quarterback Justin Herbert.

“My vision for the offense really fits Justin and what he can do well,” Staley said. “Creating a system for Justin and uniquely shaping it for his skill set, because he is unlike anybody in the NFL.”

The 38-year-old Staley has coached only on the defensive side of the ball in his career as an NFL assistant, but he played quarterback in college at Dayton and said he still considers himself an offensive coach.

“That’s what I was so excited about, to convey in this process, was my offensive vision, because I do consider myself an offensive coach,” Staley said. “I’ve had some great teachers who have taught me a lot of offensive football.”

Many new head coaches have to hope their teams can sign or draft a franchise quarterback, but Staley is walking into a situation where he has a young quarterback in place coming off an excellent rookie season. The most important piece is in place for Staley.

14 responses to “Chargers coach Brandon Staley eager to build an offense for Justin Herbert

  1. Defensive coordinator’s are always the best QB Gurus, this makes a ton of sense…

  2. It’s interesting how the teams with the two best QB prospects in the league right now – Herbert and Lawrence – seem to be surrounding them with a bunch of people who are in their respective jobs for the first time.

    Both these teams have solid-gold, once-in-a-generation good fortune at QB. And they’re trusting that to guys who will be learning on the job, who’ve never been there.

    There is still plenty of time for that to change based on who eventually fills out all the positions, and of course experience doesn’t guarantee results. But the coaching hires and interviews so far are curious.

  3. It’s interesting how the teams with the two best QB prospects in the league right now – Herbert and Lawrence – seem to be surrounding them with a bunch of people who are in their respective jobs for the first time.

    “Experienced” HCs typically become available because they failed elsewhere and got fired. Great HCs rarely become available, and typically the best way to get one is to identify and hire them before they have ever held an NFL HC job.

  4. You have to admit he walked into good situation with his QB , that is a dream come true for most new incoming coaches to have a young barley uncovered talent such as Justin Herbert. Now with that being said will he and can he bring the best out of Herbert? Thats the real question.

  5. He should retain the existing offensive staff. They sure didn’t do a bad job with Herbert in yr 1 & continuity will be very beneficial for him.

  6. I find it amusing how this small former college QB was Khalil Mack’s and Von Miller’s linebacker coach.

  7. QB Gurus …are over rated
    YES Bruce Arians widely considered a QB Guru has only been able to coach Old QB’s to SB Kurt Warner, Carson Palmer , Tom Brady
    YEA there are great Offense minds but the only true Great QB coach is Andy Reed
    Sean Payton is a Good offense mind BUT take away Brees & we’ll see

  8. I was on the fence about buying Charger season tickets. Heard they were hiring Brandon Staley and couldn’t break out the credit card fast enough.

  9. Patrick Mahomes sat out his rookie year because it’s so hard to come into the league and play well as a rookie. Justin Herbery played like a smart veteran, went through some growing pains, but then finished the season winning 5 of his last 7 games. I don’t know what the new coach is planning on changing, but whatever they were doing was working very well. The most shocking thing I’ve seen in years in NFL coaching circles was the firing of the Chargers coach. Knowing what I know about the Chargers owners, I’m still shocked, but at least it makes sense.

  10. I hate it for Justin Herbert because there is a reason why Eli Manning did not want to go there. We all see how they did Drew Brees in his time of need. Now it is safe to say several great players have went through that organization and never won nothing. Two great ones recently that jumps out is LT and Rivers. I wish him nothing but luck going forward and no I am not a Chargers fan but do like what I seen this year out of the rookie. One last thing, this organization in my opinion have done coaches wrong also.

  11. bjd5211 says:
    January 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    “Experienced” HCs typically become available because they failed elsewhere and got fired. Great HCs rarely become available, and typically the best way to get one is to identify and hire them before they have ever held an NFL HC job.

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    If you think someone coming off their first season as a coordinator and a college coach with no NFL experience who had to be coaxed out of retirement are the likeliest paths to greatness, you may be right but I’m not putting any money on it.

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