“Getting Rid of the Only Lombardi”: LA Chargers’ Absurd Decision to Fire OC Joe Lombardi Despite Blowing 27-0 Lead Against Jaguars Draws Flak From NFL World

Published 01/18/2023, 6:30 AM EST

The Los Angeles Chargers’ playoff hopes dropped after their Wild Card loss. The Jacksonville Jaguars outpaced them in one of this season’s most epic comebacks. After the Bolts’ hopes went down, the team began to make amends. However, in a surprising turn of events, the franchise sacked OC Joe Lombardi. The move perplexed NFL fans.

The Chargers defense had an unsuccessful route in the Wild Card round against the Jags. LA blew out a massive lead to Jacksonville, something the Bolts could not let happen. Now that they are off the playoff scene, the AFC West franchise has begun making changes. But offensive changes are not what the fans expected to see.

Joe Lombardi faced the Chargers’ wrath


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As per Adam Schefter, the Los Angeles Chargers fired OC Joe Lombardi. The move comes just days after the underdog Jaguars picked a massive victory over them. The franchise also confirmed that they have moved on from Vince Lombardi’s grandson. However, there are no changes in the defensive side’s coaching staff.

The franchise decision, after giving up a massive 27-0 lead, brought snarky remarks from the NFL fans.

This user pointed out how the franchise got rid of the only Lombardi they could ever have.

Another user demands the exit of Staley and Telesco.

BetMGM referred to a video on how Brandon Staley would react.

Moreover, this user is wondering about the defensive coordinator.

But this user thinks Brandon Staley could be next.

Another user referred to a John Wick image over the Joe Lombardi situation.

But this user said Justin Herbert cannot be saved.

Moreover, this user would be in disbelief if Staley stays in LA.

Interestingly, Joe Lombardi was not the sole one who got booted by the franchise.

LA Chargers also sacked the QBs coach

Apart from Joe Lombardi, the Chargers made more moves in the offensive stance. The franchise also sacked passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Shane Day.


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Some may see it as a surprising move. But the Chargers struggled with the running game. Moreover, despite clinching a Wild Card spot, the offense’s struggle was clear throughout the season. The Chargers have a star like Justin Herbert, who could touch playoff glory and clinch the ultimate prize. It could be the first step toward a revamped offensive lineup.


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It is yet to see whom would the Chargers will welcome into the franchise.



Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi