Justin Herbert: Chargers’ new offense puts more on the quarterback, that’s what I like

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Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert thinks he’ll be asked to do more this year, and he’s happy about that.

Herbert said that under new head coach Brandon Staley and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, he’ll be asked to do more at the line of scrimmage and understand more formations and personnel groupings. Herbert said there’s “a lot more put on the quarterback” in this offense.

That part I really enjoy,” Herbert said, via the Los Angeles Times.

The Chargers’ coaches have said they want Herbert to be a coach on the field, and Herbert said getting himself ready for that has been a challenge this offseason.

“The tough part is memorizing and learning it all,” Herbert said. “That’s where it’s tough because you have to go in there and spend a lot of time watching film, practicing, repping it.”

Herbert had a very promising rookie season, but the team didn’t do enough to save coach Anthony Lynn’s job. The new staff thinks Herbert can do even more with more responsibility.

5 responses to “Justin Herbert: Chargers’ new offense puts more on the quarterback, that’s what I like

  1. I’ve never seen a team fire a coach after the success they had with a rookie QB. Coaching was definitely not an issue last year. It must have been personal. The Chargers were playing really good the second half last year.

  2. As a Duck fan and alum I was thrilled at Herbert’s emergence last year.

    They better not screw this up. He was playing “free” last year and it was amazing; so now they’re gonna dump a bunch of ”coach on the field” on him?! If it ain’t broke………

  3. I’ve never seen a team fire a coach after the success they had with a rookie QB. Coaching was definitely not an issue last year. It must have been personal. The Chargers were playing really good the second half last year.

    Coaching was not an issue? Did you watch the second half of any of their games last year? Lynn was horrible! Brutal clock management & reserved and predictable play calling.He was responsible for at least 4 losses. I liked coach Lynn but low football IQ. Coach Staley looks sharp & organized. Gotta feeling we’re gonna give it a good run this year!

  4. Be careful what you wish for. The Eagles gave Carson Wentz, who is a really smart guy and a good football mind, all the power at the line of scrimmage. It made him look like the worst QB in the league. Sometimes it’s not too good to have too many options. Best to make it point and shoot. Go here, then go here, then go there. If not open, run like heck. Got 3 seconds to make all the decisions.

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