COSTA MESA, Calif.: The Los Angeles Chargers have employed Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley because the staff’s head coach.
The Chargers made the choice Sunday after having a second interview with Staley. The interview was held a day after the Rams have been eradicated from the playoffs with a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Its not simply that Brandon possesses an amazing soccer thoughts that makes him the perfect head coach to guide our staff ahead, normal supervisor Tom Telesco stated in a press release. Its that he excels within the capability to successfully tailor, apply and talk his ideas to gamers.
“Its clear that Brandon is not going to be outworked. Hes the soccer equal of a gymnasium rat, and that has earned him the common respect of the gamers he has coached all through his journey.
The 38-year outdated Staley was in demand with interviews additionally scheduled with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. He additionally had an interview with the New York Jets earlier than they employed Robert Saleh final Thursday.
Staley, who might be formally launched Thursday, replaces Anthony Lynn, who was fired on Jan. four after going 7-9 this previous season. Lynn had a 33-31 mark in 4 seasons and led the Chargers to the divisional spherical of the playoffs in 2018.
The Los Angeles opening was broadly thought-about probably the most enticing of the seven this offseason with loads of expertise on each side of the ball. Quarterback Justin Herbert is taken into account the favourite for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Its arduous to place into phrases simply how excited I’m for the chance, Staley stated in a press release. While that is definitely a dream come true, its additionally a dream thats simply starting. Theres a motive this was most likely probably the most wanted job on the market from possession, to the followers, to the town, to the lads in that locker room its the full bundle.”
Staley has been an NFL assistant for less than 4 years. He joined the Rams this previous season after being a linebackers coach with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.
His influence on the Rams was instant as he coached a unit that led the league in factors and yards allowed.
He is the third assistant below Rams coach Sean McVay to get an NFL head teaching job, becoming a member of Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur and Cincinnati’s Zac Taylor.
Staley was one in all six candidates to interview with Los Angeles. Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, whose staff will play at Kansas City within the AFC championship sport subsequent Sunday, was thought-about the front-runner till Staley’s second interview.
The Chargers additionally interviewed offensive coordinators Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City), Jason Garrett (New York Giants) and Joe Brady (Carolina) in addition to Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
It doesnt matter if youve identified Brandon for 5 minutes or 5 years,” president of soccer operations John Spanos stated in a press release. “What rapidly turns into obvious is the quantity of vitality and fervour he approaches each second with. The consistency of that enthusiasm is exclusive and, most significantly, it drives his capability to attach with folks.
“His teaching journey to this specific second is inspiring; if not for the sheer perseverance and dedication of all of it, then definitely for the dramatic outcomes it has produced for the groups and gamers he has coached.”
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