The Chargers Host a Family Reunion on Sunday
By Cameron Buford
As the Los Angeles Charger retreat to their confines of the Dignity Health Sports Park after a toss loss last week. They set to welcome in the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon, yet the Texans bring with a prominent family member of the Chargers. Texans assistant secondary coach D’Anton Lynn is the son of Chargers Head Coach Anthony and Chargers Fullback Derek Watt is the brother of Texans All-Defensive End Pro J.J. Watt.
Penn State Graduate coach D’Anton Lynn has played cornerback as an undrafted free agent before coaching the Buffalo Bills as well as the Chargers. He then signed with the Houston Texans as their Assistant Secondary coach with a reputation for improving the secondaries, he’s been a part of, tackling. When Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn was asked about coaching against his son, “Bragging rights definitely on the line.” I followed up on if they’ll be any conversation at all, Head Coach Lynn replied: “none at all.”
The Houston Texans 5-time All-Pro, former Defensive Player of the Year and Walter Payton Award-winning J.J. Watt will be facing his brother 4th year Los Angeles Chargers Fullback Derek Watt. “This is nothing new. There’s 3 of us and we’re competitive at everything!” this is some of how Derek responded when asked about playing against his brother J.J.
Signing youthful D’Anton Lynn was a wise acquisition because the Texans secondary was widely regarded as a poor tackling team in recent years. The wisdom and experience of D’Anton may not show an immediate impact though it’s good that they are focused on improving that area of their defense. On the other side of the ball for the Texans, they line a pair of All-Pro Quarterback Deshaun Watson and Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins which will keep the Chargers defense alert all game.
I would expect the Chargers to get after Watson force a turnover, or two, and outscore the Texans for their second home win. What are your thoughts on this Chargers Texans match up, let me know your feedback by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or by following me on Twitter at “Voice of the Fans” for immediate engagement. Additionally, subscribe to our weekly “Voice of the Fans Podcast” which is available for you on Apple and Google Podcasts including Spotify, TunedIn, and iHeart Radio. As always, we certainly appreciate you for making our voice your choice!