Chargers WR Keenan Allen talks new offense, impressions of Brandon Staley

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Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is set to play under his third offensive coordinator since entering the league back in 2013.

At Monday’s media availability, Allen talked about OC Joe Lombardi’s offense, saying that it is very similar to the one they used last year, but with different terminology and not as strict, adding that he feels that’ll allow them to be able to play more freely.

Lombardi is a Saints HC Sean Payton disciple who leaned heavily on the pass when he was the offensive coordinator in with the Lions. The plan is to mesh some of the concepts learned in New Orleans and what worked for Herbert in college and his rookie season.

Allen also had high praise for his new head coach, Brandon Staley.

“I feel like we have a great staff,” Allen said. “I feel good about Coach Staley. I feel like he’s smart and he knows the game well. I love the way he talks. He talks with passion, energy and confidence. I’m excited.”

Allen, who’s entering Year 9, will be a key piece of the new offense. He will look to surpass 1,000 receiving yards after falling eight yards shy from achieving the feat for the fourth-straight season in 2020.