Chargers fired OC Joe Lombardi after playoff collapse

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Shane Day, the team announced Tuesday.

Changes are expected on head coach Brandon Staley’s staff following a 10-7 season and a shocking loss in a wild-card playoff game on Saturday in which the Chargers surrendered a 27-point lead and lost 31-30 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Chargers led 27-0 in the second quarter, but scored just three more points the rest of the game.

Despite the quarterback ability Justin HerbertThis season saw Andrew Luck pass the most by a quarterback in his first three NFL seasons, and the Bolts’ offense continued to perform well, especially in the run game and in the red zone.

The Chargers ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing, averaging just 89.6 yards per game, and the unit ranked 17th in red zone efficiency, converting just 54.1% of their red zone drives into touchdowns.

Lombardi and Day were among the initial staff hires Staley hired when he was named head coach in 2021, including the passing game coordinator title.

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