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Richard Sherman calls for Brandon Staley’s firing amid horrific first half

Richard Sherman speaking at halftime during Chargers-Raiders game

The Los Angeles Chargers were on the wrong end of an epic beatdown Thursday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. Former NFL star Richard Sherman wanted the team to take drastic measures at halftime.

The Raiders led the Chargers by a whopping 42-0 advantage going into halftime at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

Sherman didn’t hold back during the Amazon broadcast’s halftime show. The 3-time All Pro stated that the players had seemingly quit on the team and were ready to go on vacation.

Sherman primarily pinned the blame on one man: Chargers head coach Brandon Staley. Sherman demanded that the Chargers part ways with Staley, not after the game, but before the start of the second half.

“Brandon Staley, I hate to say this because you don’t ever want to call for somebody’s job, but they should make history. They should fire him at halftime,” said Sherman. “Just say, ‘Hey, we’ve got an Uber X carpool outside and we’ll send you on your way.’ Because right now, I’ve never seen a team come out this uninspired.”

The Chargers did not give up on Staley at halftime. The team did, however, give up another Raiders touchdown to fall behind 49-0 after the opening drive of the second half. They ultimately lost 63-21.

The Chargers may not have heeded Sherman’s advice right away. But a historically brutal first half in what’s been an underwhelming season could potentially force the team’s hand to fire Staley soon enough.

There have already been reports that the Staley keeping his job at season’s end would be borderline “miraculous”. After Thursday’s first half debacle, Staley’s chances to stay head coach next season may be as good as his team’s odds of mounting a comeback from down 42-0.

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