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Good read on week 2 opponent LAC - run first offense derailing their talent

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At the conclusion of the 2016 season, the Chargers fired their coaching staff and hired Anthony Lynn as Head Coach.  They kept Ken Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator.  But Lynn, a former NFL running back and longtime NFL running backs coach before taking over as the interim Head Coach in Buffalo in 2016, had a key influence in the direction of the 2017 Chargers.

See, Lynn cut his teeth under run heavy, defensive minded Rex Ryan in both NY with the Jets and in Buffalo with the Bills.  And in his first head coaching job, Lynn’s direction was very clear and obvious:  establish the run.

Much like 3rd downs are a reactive down, where coaches call plays based on the yards to go rather than a “philosophy”, second halves are reactionary as well.  Teams will abandon their first quarter strategy based on the second half score, and will try to either bleed clock more often if leading, or to play much more aggressively if trailing.  As such, there is no situation that tells us more about a team’s strategy than first down in the first half.

 

 

 

 

 

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It was like a team with a strong read-option QB, and a strong power running game due to the elusiveness of the RB switching to a coach who did no read-option/pistol and stressed rhythm passing and zone rushing which is more of a single-cut running back style.

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Yea, they'll worry about that when week 2 rolls around, ya dig?

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