Justin Herbert has had a fantastic rookie season this year. I can see when someone is playing well and admit when I may have been wrong. Being wrong in life is natural. Despite Herbert’s season, he still believes in Anthony Lynn and his horrendous record. The Chargers finished 7-9. For context, this team could and should have been at least near the playoff race and they haven’t. There’s no reason that this team couldn’t contend, except for Anthony Lynn. Doesn’t matter to rookie sensation Justin Herbert, he believes in Lynn. His full quote provided by ProFootballTalk:
“Coach Lynn’s been awesome,” Herbert said. “Him and I, we’ve gotten really close over these past couple of months. He’s always out on the field and whether he’s helping the running backs, the offensive line, the quarterbacks — he’s been doing a great job of stepping into our meetings and telling us exactly what he wants and how he wants it done. He’s a leader and this team follows him and I really believe in him.”
No one is necessarily questioning Lynn’s effort. But to be a Head Coach in the NFL, you need to have it. If you don’t have that IT factor, you just won’t win. That seems to be the case for the Chargers and Anthony Lynn. The Chargers had 9 losses, and 7 of those losses are one-possession losses. That means the talent to win games is there, but coaching is a problem. It’s nice for Justin Herbert to have his coach’s back, but he has to realize that Lynn is not and will not be the long-term answer for them.
I’m not saying Herbert had to bash his former coach, but he surely has no reason to defend him. It’s a cutthroat league, being a nice guy more than likely will not get you anywhere. Be smart Herbert, you’ll get you a better coach so your team can succeed.