Ben Maller: “What Anthony Lynn ought to do is send a bouquet, a box of chocolates, and a ‘Thank You’ note to the team doctor of the Chargers. In many ways, while it sucks for Tyrod Taylor, it's a blessing in disguise for the head coach of the Chargers. It will end up being the saving grace for Anthony Lynn in his coaching run in LA, and buying him more time. Otherwise it seems like he was not intending to play Justin Herbert at all… The history of pro football is checkered with teams who stumbled into something good and something special by accident that they didn’t intend. The Chargers doctor clearly screwed up, but this person has a chance to become a folk hero. If this does work out, and Justin Herbert does become a star quarterback in the NFL for the next 10 years, then that team doctor has a seat with Rodney Harrison and Mo Lewis, as two guys who created star quarterbacks – Kurt Warner and Tom Brady. Kurt Warner’s Hall of Fame career was born out of Trent Green’s knee being shredded in an exhibition game against the old San Diego Chargers against Rodney Harrison. Then Drew Bledsoe was blown to smithereens by Mo Lewis of the Jets and that paved the way for Tom Brady. If Justin Herbert blossoms and becomes a big-time player, this will become a part of NFL folk lore.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Ben Maller explain why he thinks Tyrod Taylor’s bizarre injury, which included having his lung accidentally punctured by a team doctor while administering Taylor a pain-killing injection to his cracked ribs, will actually save Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn’s job.
Check out the video above as Maller believes that the Chargers team doctor could become a ‘folk hero’ if this incident ends up paving the way towards Justin Herbert’s stardom in the NFL, the same way Rodney Harrison and Mo Lewis are forever linked to the Hall of Fame careers of Kurt Warner and Tom Brady.