The Los Angeles Chargers cleared home Friday, firing Head Coach Brandon Staley and Common Supervisor Tom Telesco after a traditionally putrid 63-21 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders Thursday night time, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
“I need to thank Tom and Brandon for his or her laborious work, dedication and professionalism, and want each them and their nice households nothing however the most effective,” Chargers proprietor Dean Spanos mentioned in a statement.
The Chargers additionally fired GM Tom Telesco. https://t.co/DYdgCmZq4w
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2023
“We’re clearly not the place we anticipate to be, nonetheless, and we want new imaginative and prescient,” Spanos continued. “Doing nothing within the title of continuity was not a danger I used to be keen to take. Our followers have stood sturdy by way of so many ups and downs and shut video games. They deserve extra. Frankly, they’ve earned extra. Constructing and sustaining a championship-caliber program stays our final aim. And reimagining how we obtain that aim begins as we speak,” he concluded.
Staley had helmed the Chargers since 2021, main the group to the playoffs final season. That postseason was reduce quick, nonetheless, after the Chargers gave up a 27-0 result in the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of the crucial heartbreaking losses in NFL historical past.
After one other historic loss to the Raiders, reporters requested Staley if he believed he’d nonetheless be the coach of the Chargers. “I don’t know that,” he replied, a video of the post-game press convention confirmed. He did declare he believes he ought to nonetheless be the coach. “I do know the kind of coach I’m, I imagine in myself.” (RELATED: There Have been Two Main Upsets In NFL, However Everybody Was Speaking About One Factor And It’s Not Even A Participant)
Nevertheless, Staley additionally acknowledged “I didn’t do something effectively sufficient to get us able to play tonight.”
The Chargers will flip to Linebackers Coach Giff Smith to function interim head coach, and Director of Participant Personnel JoJo Picket will function interim basic supervisor, the group introduced on Twitter.
we’ve got named Giff Smith interim Head Coach and JoJo Picket interim Common Supervisor pic.twitter.com/SY27WBSWsi
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) December 15, 2023