During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show this Tuesday, Chargers running back Austin Ekeler raved about his new head coach. In fact, he called Staley a gangster.
“This guy is a gangster, man. He knows his s*** and he has a plan,” Ekeler said. “We practice the plan all week, and then we go out and execute the plan. We’re all like ‘This stuff is working. This is legit stuff we got going on over here.’ There’s such an emphasis in the week that everyone in the whole organization knows what we’re trying to do, and then we go into the game and do it.”
Ekeler also mentioned a tactic that Staley uses during the course of the week that he’s very fond of. Every Wednesday, the Chargers have a meeting to discuss every aspect of the game and what they’ll do on all three phases.
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Ironically enough, Staley used the term “gangster” during Sunday’s postgame press conference.
When discussing the Chargers’ thrilling win over the Chiefs, Staley said “We’re fortunate enough to have a gangster quarterback [Justin Herbert].”
The Chargers have the necessary talent to be a playoff contender in the AFC. Now, they also have the confidence needed to be a threat against teams like the Bills or Chiefs.