The Tremendous Bowl matchup is about. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on February seventh. It is going to be Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes.
The 2 video games had been entertaining, however there was loads of Chargers information over the weekend. Every week in the past, the Chargers employed Brandon Staley as their seventeenth head coach in franchise historical past. They offered him final Thursday, and he spoke about choosing his teaching employees, his pleasure about teaching his new staff, and quite a few different issues.
There was some Chargers information over the weekend as Staley continues to construct his teaching employees.
Chargers reportedly rent Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator
In line with Albert Breer, the Chargers have employed a defensive coordinator. He’s the secondary coach with the Denver Broncos however might be staying within the AFC West. Hill coached present Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. in his final season with the Broncos.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what sort of position Hill performs as a result of Staley stated that he intends to name the performs throughout his press convention. He’s an up-and-coming coach, so will probably be attention-grabbing to see how he does in his new position in constructing the protection again up.
Chargers reportedly employed particular groups coach Derius Swinton.
In line with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, the Chargers signed their new particular groups coach on Saturday. Swinton was with the Arizona Cardinals final season. He has labored his means up working for seven totally different NFL organizations. He lastly will get his probability to be a defensive coordinator. Final season, the Cardinals had the tenth greatest particular groups group within the NFL, whereas the Chargers had their worst.
Swinton has loads of exhausting selections to make, particularly within the kicking recreation. Ty Lengthy was one of many worst punters within the NFL final season, and he’s an unique rights free agent, which implies he can solely re-sign with the Bolts. In addition they have kicker Michael Badgley as a restricted free agent. He missed 13 kicks final season, and he had some essential misses. So, the brand new particular groups coach has some work to do.
Chargers are closing in on Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator
In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chargers are closing in on hiring New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi as their offensive coordinator. Staley was a quarterback at Mercyhurst, whereas Lombardi was his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Lombardi was an offensive coordinator as soon as earlier than with the Detroit Lions from 2014-2015. Within the two seasons, the Lions had been center within the pack in stats. This Chargers squad is extra gifted than that Lions offense, and if he’s the OC, will probably be attention-grabbing to see what he brings to the desk.
He has been with the Saints group for 12 seasons, so he has discovered about main an offense from head coach Sean Payton. Lombardi may have quarterback Justin Herbert, good playmakers, however may have an offensive line to repair.
Detroit Lions rent Anthony Lynn
The Detroit Lions reportedly employed the previous Chargers head coach because the offensive coordinator. He was the Bolts head coach for 4 seasons and was fired a few weeks in the past. Lynn has some offensive coordinator expertise in 2016 when the Buffalo Payments fireplace their OC Greg Roman.
Lynn didn’t name the performs throughout his tenure with the Chargers, and with just one season beneath his belt, will probably be attention-grabbing to see how he handles calling the performs. The Lions ought to get a lift, particularly within the run recreation, due to Lynn’s background. Detroit hasn’t been capable of run the ball successfully the previous couple of seasons.
He might have a brand new quarterback as nicely as a result of Matthew Stafford has requested a commerce. Chargers backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor might be a chance in free company, primarily as a result of Lynn holds him in such excessive regard.
Philadelphia Eagles rent Shane Steichen
In line with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, former Chargers offensive coordinator Shane Steichen was employed by the Philadelphia Eagles for a similar position. Steichen had a hand within the grooming of quarterback Justin Herbert final season.
Steichen will go from teaching Herbert to now attempting to repair Carson Wentz after a tough season. It is going to even be attention-grabbing to see how he handles the Wentz and Jalen Hurts quarterback state of affairs. It received’t be as simple because the Taylor and Herbert state of affairs from this final season.
The Chargers will face the Eagles this season, so Steichen will face his former staff.
QB coach Pep Hamilton interviewing for jobs
Rapoport additionally tweeted that Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton has two interviews scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans for his or her vacant offensive coordinator place.
Hamilton has been a giant a part of serving to coach up Herbert this season. He constructed a relationship with Herbert and was capable of assist information him by way of his rookie season. Hamilton deserves all of the reward, and will probably be attention-grabbing to see if he’s employed for one in all these jobs.
Additionally, if he isn’t employed, will probably be attention-grabbing to see if the Chargers would deliver him again as their quarterbacks coach due to his familiarity with Herbert.