Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Anthony Lynn has been a quality coach for the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite having to utilize a subpar offensive line, Lynn has maximized this offense's efficiency and production for multiple seasons. Furthermore, stellar play from undrafted players like Austin Ekeler, coupled with a fantastic start from Justin Herbert, shows Lynn has been adept at developing his athletes. In fact, Herbert was able to ball out despite only being notified on his starting status five seconds before playing the Chiefs. Nevertheless, this immediate success proves Lynn and his coaches have done a phenomenal job preparing their young passer to be ready at a moment's notice.
Similar to most African American coaches, Anthony Lynn has received much flack but little credit for this team's success. For instance, he has been criticized for decisions like punting on fourth-down in overtime with the game on the line. However, this decision was prudent. Despite the loss, Lynn realized that his team was backed up in their own territory with an inexperienced QB. Therefore, it was wiser to rely on his elite defense and put his QB in a better chance to succeed.
Decisions like that are part of what makes Lynn a quality coach. Along with that decision, Lynn has consistently made the right call to put his team in the best position to make the playoffs. With playmakers such as Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen and Lynn managing this team, the Chargers are in good hands.