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Rams won’t let Kevin O’Connell leave for Chargers

The Chargers hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as their next head coach, and he was interested in bringing Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell with him. But the Rams won’t allow that. The Rams have blocked O’Connell from interviewing with the Chargers, according to Albert Breer of Assistant coaches who are under contract [more]

Chris Harris on Brandon Staley: Amazing how fast he’s skyrocketed

Chargers cornerback Chris Harris played for the Broncos before coming to L.A. in 2020 and that gives him a little more insight to new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley than others on the team. Staley was the outside linebackers coach in Denver in 2018 and 2019 before moving on to the Rams as a defensive [more]

Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks as Head Coaches and primary football executives,” Fritz [more]

Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith joining Chargers staff

The Los Angeles to Las Vegas coaching shuttle service will have someone going the other direction. After the Raiders hired Gus Bradley to be their defensive coordinator, Las Vegas’ tight ends coach Frank Smith will be joining the Chargers’ staff as run game coordinator, according to multiple reports. Smith has been with the Raiders since [more]

Brandon Staley was the Chargers’ guy all along

Last week, both ESPN reported that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had emerged as the favorite to become the next coach of the Chargers. That was, we now know, not the case. The Chargers have hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Staley always was the guy. [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Report: Kevin O’Connell candidate for Chargers offensive coordinator

The Chargers announced Brandon Staley is their new head coach on Sunday night. As the former Rams defensive coordinator, Staley’s plan to develop likely offensive rookie of the year Justin Herbert is paramount. Apparently one part of the strategy could be to bring another Rams coach down the 405 to the Chargers’ headquarters. According to [more]

Chargers announce Brandon Staley as franchise’s 17th head coach

The Chargers announced their agreement with Brandon Staley as the 17th head coach in franchise history. Staley served as the defensive coordinator for the Rams in 2020 after three seasons as an outside linebackers coach for Chicago (2017-18) and Denver (2019). The Chargers will introduce Staley at a news conference Thursday. “It doesn’t matter if [more]

Report: Chargers to hire Brandon Staley as head coach

There were reports last week that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was the favorite for the Chargers head coaching job, but that was before the Chargers spoke to Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley a second time. Staley spoke with the team for the second time on Sunday and he reportedly convinced the team that their [more]

Brandon Staley interviewing with Texans, Chargers, Eagles

After the Rams fell to the Packers on Saturday, their defensive coordinator is hitting the interview circuit. According to NFL media’s Tom Pelissero, Brandon Staley interviewed with the Texans on Sunday morning and will have an in-person interview with the cross-town Chargers on Sunday afternoon. Pelissero also reports Staley will fly to Florida to meet [more]

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

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 [more]

Report: Anthony Lynn is a candidate for Seahawks offensive coordinator position

There was talk last week that former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn could become a candidate for one of the various head-coaching openings elsewhere. That has yet to come to fruition. Here’s what has: NFL Media reports that Lynn has spoken with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll about becoming the team’s new offensive coordinator. Lynn, who would [more]

Washington adds Nick Polk, JoJo Wooden to G.M. candidate list

The Washington Football Team started the process of looking for a new General Manager this week and two more candidates were added to their list on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they would like to interview Falcons director of football operations Nick Polk and Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden. They [more]

Report: Chargers are expected to interview Robert Saleh for second time

One of the coaching cycle’s hottest candidates will continue his interviewing tour in the coming days. While Robert Saleh is reportedly interviewing with the Eagles on Thursday, NFL media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report the Chargers are expected to bring in Saleh for a second interview. Saleh first spoke with the Chargers on Jan. [more]

Pep Hamilton, Tony Elliott among Dolphins offensive coordinator candidates

The Dolphins are in need of a new offensive coordinator and the list of candidates for the position is taking shape. Multiple reports indicate that six coaches are in the mix to fill the opening created by Chan Gailey’s resignation earlier this month. The group includes a pair of in-house candidates and four from other [more]

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