The Los Angeles Chargers‘ offense will look very different under new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Moore, who held the same title with the Dallas Cowboys for the previous four seasons, will bring his “fast break” style of play-calling to the West Coast.
Previewing the Los Angeles Chargers’ Offense Under Kellen Moore
Under previous OC Joe Lombardi, some team observers thought the offensive scheme was a little bit too conservative with more two tight end sets and featured a short to intermediate passing game.
Word around the team has been that Moore will use way more “11 personnel” sets (3 WR, 1 TE) than his predecessor did, and the passing game will take on a much more vertical approach. That has been the case so far in training camp.
The aggressive nature of Moore’s play-calling, an offensive coaching source from another NFL team said, will fit in really well with fourth-year QB Justin Herbert, who possesses one of the NFL’s best arms.
Defensively, the team got very good, but surprising news when veteran CB J.C. Jackson (patellar tendon surgery) was cleared to practice right away at the start of training camp.
The type of knee injury that Jackson suffered back in Week 7 of last season against the visiting Seattle Seahawks is seen typically in the medical profession as worse than an ACL injury, which is why it was a surprise that he was back on the field this early and has looked healthy in drills.
It should be noted, however, that Jackson struggled a bit performing in the defensive scheme last season before suffering his injury — a scheme which was different than the one he played in with the New England Patriots over the previous four seasons.
With the Chargers, they’re running mostly “mirror match” coverage, which is a zone coverage where the cornerback will trail and carry the wide receiver to a specific area.