While some in the NFL community might be calling for Brandon Staley’s job, the Los Angeles Chargers The locker room certainly backs their head coach.

After blowing a 27-point lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars In Saturday’s AFC wild card game, several players came to Staley’s defense.

Head coach Brandon Staley stands in stunned silence as players file past him after losing 32-30 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Wild Card game at TIAA Bank Field.
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«Everybody would be lucky to have a coach like Staley,» Herbert, who completed 25 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown, said Sunday. «He has been an incredible leader and has the respect of everyone on our team.»

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Herbert continued: «He’s genuine, he’s himself and he’s been the same person for the last two years.»

veteran pass chaser joey bosa He expressed his confidence in his entire coaching staff.

«I really trust these coaches. [Staley is] a new head coach in this league. Expecting him to know everything right away is a bit silly,» Bosa said. “I think we need to keep building. It doesn’t happen overnight.»

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley looks on during the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 14, 2023 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley looks on during the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 14, 2023 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Staley was hired by the Chargers as the defensive coordinator in January 2020. The following year he was named the head coach. He has a 19-16 record, including the playoffs, and led the Chargers to their first playoff appearance since 2018.

But despite Saturday’s late-game implosion, safety Derwin James Jr. said he would «definitely» back Staley if asked.

«That’s my boy,» he said, via the Los Angeles Times. «I feel like he’s put in a lot of effort and a lot of guys believe in him in the locker room. I definitely believe in him and he’ll do well.»

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III (79) and Los Angeles Chargers guard Zion Johnson (77) walk off the field after losing to the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III (79) and Los Angeles Chargers guard Zion Johnson (77) walk off the field after losing to the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.
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The Chargers fell 31-30 to the Jaguars who advanced to the divisional round after completing the third-largest comeback in NFL playoff history.

«I feel like what we’ve built here, and what we’ve continued to build every day, is something special. And that first half definitely showed that,» James said.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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