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Chargers' Anthony Lynn trying to buck a trend: former running backs don’t make it as head coaches

Chargers' Anthony Lynn trying to buck a trend: former running backs don’t make it as head coaches

Anthony Lynn wants to make something that should be obvious very clear.

“Don’t ever get me wrong,” he said. “I don’t compare myself to Vince Lombardi.”

No one would mistake a coach without an NFL victory, one entering a season as the top man for the first time, for professional football’s most iconic coach — the man for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named.

But as Lynn devoured Lombardi biography after Lombardi biography, trying to study the game’s best, the Chargers’ new head man found himself relating. He, like Lombardi, loved coaching the nuances of the running game. He, like Lombardi, had struggled to find a head coaching job. He, like Lombardi, thought that maybe...

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