AFC Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders


  • Following Sunday’s blowout loss to the Patriots, Chargers HC Anthony Lynn told reporters that it was “one of the worst games I’ve ever been a part of.” (Gilbert Manzano)
  • Lynn called the special teams issues“unacceptable”: “The whole operation…I made a (coaching) change at special teams. I’ve got a lot of guys doing different things. Today got confusing on the field. It was unacceptable.” (Jeff Miller)
  • Lynn did, however, say that he expects to remain the team’s head coach next week: “I expect to be the coach of this team tomorrow.” (Daniel Popper)
  • As for the decision to keep Justin Herbert in the game, Lynn explained that he wanted the rookie to stay in the game because young quarterbacks have to play through adversity. (Daniel Popper)
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes the Chargers won’t need to relocate for an extended period the way the 49ers have to Arizona, as Los Angeles has different restrictions than San Francisco right now. 


  • According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka is expected to draw some interest as a potential offensive coordinator this coaching cycle and could even interview for some head coach openings. 
  • La Canfora notes Kafka had the opportunity to interview for one job last year but declined because he thought he still had more to learn. 
  • He adds Kafka is also cognizant of the opportunity to be the primary play-caller for the Chiefs in 2021 if current OC Eric Bieniemy lands a head coaching job. 
  • Other Chiefs who could draw interest, per La Canfora, are DC Steve Spagnuolo and ST coordinator Dave Toub.
  • The Chiefs had a virus scare on Sunday morning with seven positive tests that all proved to be false positives, including some coaches, though the team had to wake up players at 3:30 am to find out. (Jay Glazer)


  • Raiders head strength coach A.J. Neibel did not coach Sunday’s game against the Jets for COVID-19 related reasons. (Vincent Bonsignore)

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