Old Brandon Staley quote goes viral after embarrassing collapse

Sep 25, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley watches sport motion towards the Jacksonville Jaguars within the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers suffered their worst meltdown in franchise historical past on Saturday, and the loss has resulted in some feedback head coach Brandon Staley made earlier than the season going viral.

Back in June, Staley spoke with Daniel Popper of The Athletic in regards to the notion that there’s a darkish cloud lingering over the Chargers. He mentioned the historical past of the franchise has led to followers anticipating unhealthy issues to occur. Staley mentioned there may be even a time period for it — Chargering.

“The history of this team when I got here, it was like, someone’s going to get hurt, they’re going to blow a lead, something catastrophic is going to happen,” Staley mentioned on the time. “There’s this Chargering, and there’s all these external factors that I know in my life, they’re just all excuses. They’re just all excuses. And so, all right, well, how do you change that? Well, you have to do things different. You have to have a different approach.”

Unfortunately for Staley, he has solely helped additional that damaging status over the previous two seasons.

The Chargers led 27-0 late within the second quarter of their wild-card sport towards the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night time. They had been outscored 24-3 within the second half en path to a 31-30 loss.

Jacksonville’s comeback was the third-largest in NFL postseason historical past. It was additionally the largest blown lead in Chargers historical past.

Staley was not the one individual in charge for the collapse, however he actually performed a task. He additionally determined to play star large receiver Mike Williams in a meaningless Week 18 sport, and Williams injured his again. He sat out on Saturday.

The Chargers additionally missed the postseason altogether final yr after Staley made one of the inexplicable timeout calls you’ll ever see. Both that sport and Saturday’s meltdown had been traditional “Chargering” and will wind up costing Staley his job.

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