The Chargers suffered their fifth loss of the season by one score on Sunday, as Packers quarterback Jordan Love set a career high in passing yards. However, head coach Brandon Staley dismissed questions about defensive changes after the game, telling reporters that he would not give up defensive play-calling duties.
Despite his defiance, safety Alohi Gilman expressed frustration with the team’s approach. “We cannot continue to play like this and expect different results,” he said. With their 4-6 record after making the playoffs last season, the Chargers are struggling to maintain their position in the playoff chase.
Another loss next Sunday night against the Ravens will only weaken their chances further and may lead to significant changes for the team in the future. Staley asserted that the Chargers lost because they fell short in all phases of the game, not just on defense. However, Gilman’s frustration highlights a growing sense within the team that something needs to change if they want to turn things around and make a run at the playoffs again.