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Getting to know DC Renaldo Hill w/ Mile High Report

Our sister site MHR was kind enough to educate readers on their new defensive coordinator.

The Chargers made things official when they announced that the team had agreed to terms with all three of their new coordinators, including new defensive coordinator Renaldo Hill.

Hill played 10 years in the NFL with four different teams. Two of those being AFC West teams in the Raiders and Broncos. Him and Staley spent a lone year together in 2019 when the former was still the team’s cornerbacks...

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Mel Kiper gives Chargers OT Christian Darrisaw in first 2021 mock

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ESPN’s Senior NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper finally graced us all with his first official mock for the 2021 NFL Draft. As one of the godfathers of the entire draft community, it’s always intriguing to finally get his thoughts and opinions on the newest class of prospects, regardless if he ends up being all that correct at the end of draft season.

In his first mock, Kiper has the Chargers going offensive tackle in the first round which is, in my opinion,...

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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts agree to terms with all three coordinators

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

On Monday afternoon, the Chargers officially announced that the team has come to terms with all three of their new coordinators: Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator, and Derius Swinton II as special teams coordinator.

Each coordinator has at least one personal tie to Brandon Staley which only hammers home the sentiment that relationships are a really big...

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Chargers LAtely Ep. 33: Staley got ‘his guys’

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It took just a week of work to finalize his staff.

It’s been a little over a week since the Chargers hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to be their new head coach and he’s already finalized his coaching staff, hiring his third and final coordinator in Renaldo Hill, who will take over as DC after coaching defensive backs with the Broncos.

Hill joins former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi as offensive...

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Chargers hiring Broncos DB coach Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator

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Hill recorded 19 interceptions as a safety for four different teams.

Early on Monday morning, the reports started rolling in that the Chargers have hired the third and final coordinator underneath new head coach Brandon Staley. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill will rejoin Staley on the west coast to be the team’s new defensive coordinator. The two spent the 2019 season together in Denver when Staley coached the...

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Chargers Daily Links: Shane Steichen being hired as Eagles OC

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Despite the underwhelming 2020 season for the Chargers, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert’s phenomenal individual performance has helped more than one former Chargers coach land another job for the 2021 campaign. Former head coach Anthony Lynn was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Lions over the weekend and now former Bolts OC Shane Steichen is reportedly getting hired to the same...

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Saints’ Joe Lombardi to become Bolts’ new offensive coordinator

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Lombardi has a prior stint as the Lions’ OC from 2014-2015.

Brandon Staley’s coaching staff is finally starting to take shape as the second of his three coordinators has reportedly been filled. According to a number of NFL insiders, Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi “is tracking” to become the new offensive coordinator for the Chargers under new head coach Brandon Staley.

Lombardi has essentially been with the Saints since the 2007 season...

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Chargers hire Broncos DBs coach Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator

Hill has managed the Broncos’ defensive backs for the past two seasons, including the 2019 season when he overlapped with new Bolts head coach Brandon Staley.

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Chargers to hire Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator?

Lombardi's first stint as an OC didn’t go as planned, but he’ll be walking into a great situation here for any play-caller.

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AFC Championship Bills-Chiefs: How to watch and open thread

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Here’s all the info you’ll need to tune into this afternoon’s AFC Championship Game.

It’s not something we want to see as Chargers fans, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are one win away from playing for their second Super Bowl in as many years. The team they’ll have to try and best are the Bills who have also have themselves a pretty good quarterback in fellow first-rounder Josh Allen.

Both quarterbacks threw for a lot of yards and scored a lot...

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NFC Championship Bucs-Packers: How to watch and open thread

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Here’s all the info you’ll need to tune in today’s first contest.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY IS HERE!

The first game of today’s spectacular double-header is set to feature two of the best quarterbacks of the past 15 years. Tom Brady and the Bucs will face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

In their earlier matchup this year during the regular season, the Bucs beat the Pack handedly by a score of 38-10.

If you...

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Chargers hire Derius Swinton II to be special teams coordinator

Brandon Staley hires the first of his three coordinators.

It’s been a week into the Brandon Staley era and we finally have our first coordinator hire, and this one may be the most important, depending on which fans you ask.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hiring former Cardinals assistant special teams coordinator Derius Swinton to be their new special teams coordinator. Prior to his time in Arizona, he was an offensive assistant with the Lions in 2018 and also...

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NFL Rumors: Chargers' Pep Hamilton to Interview for Steelers, Titans OC Jobs

Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton will interview for the open Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans ' offensive coordinator positions, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network ...

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So It Begins Again

It was about 11 PM on Saturday when my phone started buzzing.  Sam and I were having drinks in the kitchen.  Bleacher Report, which is really only good

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Anthony Lynn hired as Lions offensive coordinator

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The former Bolts head coach wasn’t out of a job for long.

After being fired from the Chargers on Black Monday of this NFL season, former head coach Anthony Lynn didn’t have to wait long for another coaching opportunity, and he may have landed in the perfect spot.

Per Dan Graziano of ESPN, Lynn is being hired by the Lions to be their newest offensive coordinator under new head coach Dan Campbell. Campbell is a former tight ends coach for the Saints and...

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Takeaways from Brandon Staley’s introductory press conference

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The 90-minute conversation was engaging and exciting the whole way through.

In his first appearance with the media, the Chargers’ new head coach was as prepared as you would expect from a guy who has shot his way to the top of NFL franchise just four years removed from being the defensive coordinator for a Division III team.

He spared no words and did it all with a giant smile on his face.

Below I highlighted my takeaways from the introductory press conference and the overall...

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Steelers to interview Chargers QBs coach Pep Hamilton for OC job

If he joins the Steelers, Hamilton will be tasked with getting more out of a unit that finished 25th in the league in total offense in 2020 despite the presence of some highly talented weapons.

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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts request permission to interview Joe Lombardi for OC

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Early Friday morning, Jeff Duncan of The Atheltic reported that both the Chargers and the Seahawks have requested permission to interview Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their offensive coordinator positions.

There’s already a connection between Lombardi and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as Lombardi was the offensive coordinator at Mercyhurst College when Staley was a...

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First call for Chargers' Staley: Wife, then Herbert

New Chargers coach Brandon Staley made sure to connect with quarterback Justin Herbert as soon as he was hired -- after he told his wife, of course. "I wanted him to hear my energy," Staley said.

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Justin Herbert 'Unlike Anybody in the NFL,' Chargers HC Brandon Staley Says

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley appears to be excited about having Justin Herbert as his quarterback...

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