Chargers’ coach compares his team’s situation to Pearl Harbor

Anthony Lynn might regret comparing the Los Angeles Chargers to a day of remembrance considering the week.

Sitting at 3-9, the Los Angeles Chargers need something to fix their status. Entering Week 13, their season was on the line after being named underdogs against the New England Patriots.

It now is officially finished after Cam Newton and the one-dimensional Pats smashed the Bolts in a 45-0 victory.

Justin Herbert has been exciting in his rookie year but the rest of the staff is struggling. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has said that his team needs to get on the right path and finish the season strong.

Despite being down, they’re not out of the hunt just yet. That would have been appropriate to say. What Lynn went with instead was not.

During Wednesday’s press conference, Lynn compared the Chargers season to that of Pearl Harbor. In 1941, tragedy struck the base as troops were ambushed by Japanese soldiers, killing 2,403 Americans and injuring 1,178 others.

What worse than the statement itself? Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was just days before on Dec.r 7.

Is Anthony Lynn’s hot seat scorched?

Lynn’s hot seat now might be well overcooked entering this weekend. Although the offense ranks in the top 10 of passing and the defense is still making plays, it’s crucial late moments that have cost Los Angeles a shot at the postseason altogether.

Three different instances came down to a matter of play calls from Lynn and his staff. Against the Denver Broncos, a wide-open KJ Hamler led to a win for Drew Lock. A great play from Raiders Isaiah Johnson sealed the second loss in the closing seconds.

While Buffalo would have still won late, it was the egregious ply design in the red zone that made fans wonder if Lynn was the right guy. A loss to a Patriots team that has thrown five touchdowns on the year all but seals his long-term fate.

Comments comparing a national tragedy to a football team really can sour an opinion of someone. The 2020 season has been crazy, but few saw the downfall of Lynn as one of the biggest storylines entering the final month of action.

Published at Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:59:36 +0000

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