The Green Bay Packers and Matt LaFleur will be looking to take down Brandon Staley and the Los Angeles Chargers. There have been Packers fans this season who want LaFleur fired, but there has been a national rumbling about Staley’s job security.
Brandon Staley is in his third season as the Chargers head coach and they have given up 475 yards or more of total offense in four of the nine games this season. They have a 4-5 record and if they lose on Sunday, could it be the end of the road for Staley?
If they haven’t fired him by now or if they won’t fire him after Sunday if they were to lose to the Green Bay Packers, it will probably be after the season ends. It will be interesting to see how this game plays out. The way the Chargers have been playing defense this season, the Packers offense needs to run the ball early and often and Los Angeles has the second-worst defense in the NFL this season.
Staley is supposed to be a defensive genius but it has been anything but that with Los Angeles. He was under Sean McVay’s coaching staff on the Los Angeles Rams a few seasons ago as the defensive coordinator.
Green Bay Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur is a better head coach than Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers Is
No matter how bad it has gotten this season for Green Bay, they have a much better head coach heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Chargers. Matt LaFleur has won a lot of games in his first few seasons as head coach of the Packers.
Staley made it to the playoffs last season with the Chargers, but they blew the 27-0 lead against the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road in the AFC Wild Card Game. Many fans wanted him fired by then and they still want him fired.
If the game is close in the fourth quarter, expect LaFleur to make better in-game adjustments compared to Staley. If for some reason the Packers pulled off the upset and Staley was let go the next day, expect offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to potentially be the interim head coach for the rest of the season if they went that route.
Kristen Wong wrote on Fansided about promoting Kellen Moore over Brandon Staley:
“If the Chargers don’t want to rock the boat but want to get rid of Staley, promoting Kellen Moore feels like the obvious answer.
The former Cowboys offensive coordinator drew up some impressive plays in Week 10 to go toe-to-toe against Ben Johnson’s rapid-firing Lions. Moore has helped Justin Herbert thrive this season despite injuries to key players (Ekeler, Williams) and despite Herbert picking up a knock or two along the way.
Moore has his faults, and the Chargers’ offense isn’t perfect. L.A. tends to perform worse in the second half of games (the Chargers are ranked 26th in second-half offense), which could stem from a combination of mentality and coaching issues.
Still, Moore has the added advantage of having worked first-hand with Herbert and the offense for one full season. He’s gained the team’s trust and should have no problem taking the reins in a potential head coach position.”
Will see how this goes over the weekend or for the rest of the season. Brandon Staley’s seat is hot, but if the Chargers give up a ridiculous amount of yardage to an average Green Bay Packers offense, he could be the second head coach fired during the middle of the season.