Now, I understand why he was so deferential to Taylor. You could tell in the press conference that as soon as the pain killing injection was mentioned that he got squeamish. Lynn is not about being polished and it seems like the players respond to that. I still don’t know if he’s a good coach. His in-game decisions are still suspect. I can’t remember the last Charger coach I didn’t say that about. It would be Bobby Ross, I guess. I don’t think anyone was that upset with the idea of Herbert sitting, especially with no preseason. But the idea that Lynn felt he hadn’t accomplished what Taylor had or that Herbert wasn’t reliable seemed extreme. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt with the all the controversy over the medical staff, but I’m not convinced that Lynn wouldn’t have said a lot of the same stuff. I don’t know if he’d have been quite as adamant about it, but he sees things in Tyrod Taylor that no one else does. I know that he’s a big presence in the locker room, especially with all the social justice protests this summer. Now that we know that Taylor initially cracked his ribs during the opener, I am also surprised that no one has suggested that all the sailing passes might have been a result of it.
Losing that game still hurts, but we can only hope that this team learns from it. In 2018, I was very skeptical when they were 2 and 2. It seemed like their two losses against KC and the Rams really showed how far they had to go. But they never lost two in a row and really found chemistry in London, Seattle, Pittsburgh and KC. I don’t know if they have it in them, but we’ll soon find out. I saw Daniel Popper suggest that Telesco has less job security than Lynn, which I found odd. The injuries have been brutal, but guys like Lamp, Tillery, and Feeney have really stepped up. Ingram showed up on the