After years of posturing and threats, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on San Diego after 56 seasons and moved to the Los Angeles area because voters said no to a large subsidy to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. They leave behind what had been a loyal fan base and enter an already crowded market where fans are known to be fickle and demand a winning product.
Technically, the Chargers won’t be in L.A.; their headquarters will be in Costa Mesa in Orange County, and they’ll play for two seasons in a 30,000-seat soccer stadium in Carson before moving into the stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. They’ll have a new coach, Anthony Lynn, as they try to regroup after winning only nine games the last two years. Unless they win right away, they could struggle for attention in a vast market where the most popular teams are the Dodgers, Lakers, USC football, UCLA basketball, the Kings, Clippers, Rams, Ducks and Angels.
There’s a lot to like about the Chargers’ offense, if only it could stay healthy. There are plenty of playmakers, but they can’t seem to stay on the field together very long.
|Head Coach||Anthony Lynn|
|Record With Team||0-0|
|Offensive Coordinator||Ken Whisenhunt|
|Defensive Coordinator||Gus Bradley|
|Asst. Head Coach/Special Teams Coord.||George Stewart|
|Running Backs||Alfredo Roberts|
|Wide Receivers||Nick Sirianni|
|Tight Ends||John McNulty|
|Offensive Line||Pat Meyer|
|Defensive Line||Giff Smith|
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