Tim Brown

Chargers special teams guru George Stewart made Anthony Lynn better as a player, so Lynn hired him as a coach

Chargers special teams guru George Stewart made Anthony Lynn better as a player, so Lynn hired him as a coach

George Stewart walked through the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and saw a stranger with a familiar frame.

The broad shoulders, the defined arms, the powerful legs, the tree-trunk neck. Stewart knew this man wasn’t an accountant, wasn’t a chef, wasn’t a salesman. This stranger, he was a football player.

It was 1996 and Stewart was traveling to San Francisco to run George Seifert’s special teams units. He was right about that stranger — the man was a football player also headed to the 49ers. He was a backup running back about to enter his third season.

His name was Anthony Lynn.

Twenty-one years later, the two men have reunited. Lynn tabbed...

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