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Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore moved on to the Los Angeles Chargers this off-season. The former Boise State legend made a name for himself in the NFL coaching ranks with the Dallas Cowboys the last few seasons. Now, Moore guides hot-shot Justin Herbert and a Charger offense that’s felt on the cusp of breaking out each year. One offensive star is already seeing the changes this off-season. Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen pointed out a key difference for him under Moore.

Allen played under previous offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi for two seasons. In those two seasons, the former Cal standout recorded 172 receptions, 1,890 yards, and scored ten receiving touchdowns in 26 games for the Chargers. Strong numbers, but a difference in numbers weren’t what Allen was referring to. Not quite yet, at least, because the Chargers star said the change is where he’s positioned.

Alex Insdorf posted that Allen said, “With Lombardi, I was stuck in the slot all the time.” Insdorf added that the Chargers receiver claims he’s more “inside-outside” now under Moore.

It could prove interesting to see how that plays out during the season. While Allen might be frustrated with his spot, he has succeeded in the slot before. So has Chargers teammate Mike Williams, who also might benefit if Allen goes on the outside more.

Either way, this could spell trouble for opposing defenses this season. The Chargers, once again, look strong going into the season. It will be all about execution, like it always is.

[Alex Insdorf]

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