Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he will make lineup changes in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants as the team seeks its first victory after four losses.
“Certain guys are going to get more looks, guys that are making plays,” Lynn said Monday at the team’s practice facility in Costa Mesa, the Hoag Performance Center.
Lynn also said he is looking to make changes to “how we practice,” the practice schedule, meeting schedule and “anything that’s going to give us an advantage to get over the hump here in this next quarter of football.”
Lynn said his review of the tape of Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles showed “it was the first time … I feel like we beat ourselves.”
“Guys are playing hard. They’re not trying to get these penalties but the penalties (are coming) at the wrong time. The offsides, the hands to the face. Little things like that. That’s a discipline thing, a fundamental thing.”
Philadelphia’s final touchdown drive was aided by an offside penalty against defensive tackle Darius Philon and an illegal use of hands penalty against Philon.
On the Eagles first touchdown drive, the Chargers appeared to have forced a fourth-and-four play on Philadelphia’s 49-yard line when Casey Hayward stopped Trey Burton for no gain on a short pass, but the Eagles got a first down when Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram was called for being offside.
Lynn also said “we have to be more efficient running the ball in the first half” and the offense needs to “be better on third downs” and the defense needs to “be able to stop the run.”
—City News Service