The Chargers fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach/passing coordinator Shane Day on Tuesday, but head coach Brandon Staley remains on the job after the team gambled away a 27-0 lead against the Jaguars in last Saturday night’s playoff game .
At a press conference on Wednesday, Staley said he believes “there’s another gear we can get offensively” and that the team needs to find a “different level” at the line of scrimmage in order to achieve that. The Chargers have ranked 30th in rushing yards this season, making that an obvious area to improve in 2023.
Staley mentioned Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan as offense coaches he would like to borrow from as the team progresses and said he believes the chance to work with quarterback Justin Herbert will make the job attractive despite the end of the season .
“We have one of the top jobs in the league,” Staley said.
There’s no word on candidates being interviewed with the Chargers at this time. Once that list is known, it becomes easier to tell if Staley is right about the appeal of the current situation in Los Angeles.