January 9, 2021
We got to know Anthony Lynn through his time serving under head coach Rex Ryan with the Buffalo Bills. When Ryan wore out his welcome, Lynn took over on an interim basis and lost his only game.
Sean McDermott replaced Ryan the next year but Lynn landed on his feet. He spent the last four years as head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. He wasn’t very good. Made some awful in game management decisions. Cost his team some games. Still, he was respected and liked and won his last four before getting fired last week.
Losing a job puts you at a crossroads. What you do next matters. You can try a George Costanza and pretend it never happened. Claim you were cheated. Jump up and down, make a lot of noise and a fool out of yourself. That becomes your legacy. There is another way.
Through a statement released by Lynn through the team that just fired him, Anthony said this. “Growing up, coaches were like father figures to me. That’s why I wanted to be a coach. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the Los Angles Chargers on and off the field. And I’m grateful to everyone in the community who have been so supportive.”