I’m not trying to bust your balls. Just trying to hold you to what you posted. The loss tonight isn’t all on Staley. There have been a lot of injuries this year.
They win as a team and they lose as a team. The loss tonight isn’t on the coach or the quarterback or the offense or the defense. Collectively, they lost a playoff game.
Fire the coach and the team would lose under similar circumstances.
No hard feelings debating with you. Just a disagreement.
I have no idea what’s up with the Chargers strength & conditioning group or the training staff because it does seem they have more injuries than most pretty much every season. Williams was an avoidable one though, he didn’t need to play last week and would’ve been helpful to a team that struggled in the red zone and couldn’t move the ball much at all really when the Jags didn’t gift them field position tonight.
Football is equal parts personnel and coaching and while the players have to execute, the coaches have equal responsibility to put the players in position to succeed. When you’re the defensive play caller and the other team is in a huge hole you know they’re going to throw 70% of the time, you just can’t give up five scores in a row. This would go for anyone in that position, you can’t sell yourself as a defensive guy, call the shots, and get away with failing spectacularly. The Jags and Giants are great examples of new coaches taking over tire fires and making an immediate positive impact with mostly the same personnel, or vice versa in the case of the Bucs.
While it isn’t relevant tonight the guy also has a pretty well-documented overreliance on analytics without any real feel or situational understanding, just over a year ago he went for it on 4th & 1 inside his own 20 in the final game against the Raiders that led to them giving up easy points, and it was far from the first time he’d done that.
Knowing how the league works he'll probably get another HC gig at some point but he’s burned out any goodwill he had left with Chargers fans, and the organization is probably ready to move on to an offensive-minded guy to help Herbert develop.