Los Angeles Chargers Coaches Find Out That They’ve Been Fired Via Television

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“Black Monday” is always a tough day for franchises and those that have lost their jobs, but finding out that you lost your job by seeing it on television might be even worse.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that some of the Bolts coaching staff didn’t get word of their dismissal until they saw a scroll of it on TV, adding insult to an already tough situation.

The firing of Lynn wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was reported on Sunday that the fourth year head coach was going to be let go Monday.

The Chargers went 7-9 in 2020, but were competitive, losing seven of nine games by one score.

Owner Dean Spanos put out a statement regarding the firing of Lynn.

“This morning I informed Anthony Lynn that we have made the decision to part ways with him as our head coach. I’m not sure there is another person in this league more respected as a human being than Anthony, and I want to sincerely express my deepest gratitude for his leadership during a time of great change for our organization,” Spanos said.

Lynn’s firing puts the total number of fired head coaches at six, if you include coaches like Matt Patricia who were fired in the middle of the season.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Many fired head coaches recycle as assistant coaches, some for a while, to groom for a second chance. Even Andy Reid was fired once. Jason Garrett as OC at NYG is another. Who is the new head coach at the …
    …The University of Texas? It’s a business first and foremost and the chargers had trouble closing out wins in Q4 in many of those one-score losses. The meltdown at Denver, blowing a 21 point Q3 lead, may have been the final straw.

    • When the Chargers played the Bills Lynn made a bunch of head scratching decisions, mainly play calls and time management issues. Too bad too. He came from Buffalo (even was interim after that a–hole Rex Ryan got fired) and took Tyrod with him. He’s a great guy but even as a coordinator with the Bills had limited success.

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