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The Brandon Staley Shift: How NFL Defenses Are Fighting Back, Part 1

Ben Solak breaks down how the Chargers coach’s influence has permeated the league

In this first of three installments of “How NFL Defense Are Fighting Back,” The Ringer’s Ben Solak explains the defensive schemes of first-year Los Angeles Changers head coach Brandon Staley and how his philosophical defensive switch as defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams in 2020 influenced the ways that teams try to stop offenses. The series continues with Part 2 and Part 3.