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December 31, 1988 | MARK HEISLER and BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writers
The Raider-Charger rivalry blazes anew. The Raiders have asked San Diego for permission to speak to Ron Lynn, the prize pony in the league-wide defensive-coordinator sweepstakes, sources say. "I can't comment on that," Lynn said Friday. At present, he's the only man the Raiders have moved on, suggesting he's at the top of their list. Lynn, 44, is generally acknowledged as the hottest assistant on the staff of the just-fired Al Saunders.
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December 28, 1996 | Associated Press
During the season, the fans chanted, "Lynn must go." Now, Lynn has gone. Defensive coordinator Ron Lynn, bearing the brunt of team and public disenchantment over the Washington Redskins' second-half collapse, was fired by Coach Norv Turner on Friday. "I'm not going to cry unfair," an emotional Lynn said as he left Redskin Park. "We didn't get the job done. We were 9-7; that's a heck of a lot better than when we got here."
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November 28, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cynthia Lynn, in labor before the delivery of her third son, Alec, heard the far-off radio, and with startled husband Ron at her side, learned of his firing as the Chargers' defensive coordinator. Seven months later, and two weeks after moving to Cincinnati--her husband already off to work at training camp as defensive coordinator of the Bengals--Cynthia Lynn was knocking on a neighbor's door for help.
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November 28, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cynthia Lynn, in labor before the delivery of her third son, Alec, heard the far-off radio, and with startled husband Ron at her side, learned of his firing as the Chargers' defensive coordinator. Seven months later, and two weeks after moving to Cincinnati--her husband already off to work at training camp as defensive coordinator of the Bengals--Cynthia Lynn was knocking on a neighbor's door for help.
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September 27, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few years ago he was head-coaching material; in a span of four weeks, Charger defensive coordinator Ron Lynn has become stupid. And expendable. "No one's safe around here anymore," said defensive end Burt Grossman. "Not even me." Lynn, the man who brought defensive respectability back to San Diego, has come under fire within the organization for the team's early-season collapse.
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December 4, 1987 | CHRIS DE LUCA
Danny Walters will be the first to admit that he's too relaxed on the field. So relaxed, in fact, that it almost appears he couldn't care less about what is happening around him. "I've always had a lackadaisical attitude, like I'm nonchalant, like I don't care," said the Charger defensive back. "I really do care, but being lackadaisical is what makes me relax." Defensive coordinator Ron Lynn has noticed Walters' relaxed attitude as well.
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December 28, 1996 | Associated Press
During the season, the fans chanted, "Lynn must go." Now, Lynn has gone. Defensive coordinator Ron Lynn, bearing the brunt of team and public disenchantment over the Washington Redskins' second-half collapse, was fired by Coach Norv Turner on Friday. "I'm not going to cry unfair," an emotional Lynn said as he left Redskin Park. "We didn't get the job done. We were 9-7; that's a heck of a lot better than when we got here."
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November 8, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS and DAVE McKIBBEN
In the recent issue of The Sporting News, NFL columnist Chris Mortensen wrote that Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Lynn thought last week about quitting because he had "grown weary of being the scapegoat for the team's poor record." Lynn said Thursday, "That's ridiculous. No way. It's never been a consideration. "That was a regeneration period (bye week). I'm pumped up. I don't have any idea where that would come from."
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September 6, 1986 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
Two days before putting his new defense on the line against the Miami Dolphins, Ron Lynn was in an off-the-wall mood Friday when he spoke at a luncheon for Charger boosters at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The Charger defensive coordinator alternated between restrained optimism and tongue-in-cheek humor about the grim risks posed by a meeting with Miami quarterback Dan Marino.
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December 14, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS
After the Chargers' 27-10 victory Sunday over the Bengals, a group of Chargers immediately went to the Cincinnati locker room to present their former defensive coordinator, Ron Lynn, a game ball. There wasn't a word spoken, as Billy Ray Smith, Gill Byrd, Gary Plummer and Blaise Winter took turns hugging Lynn. Lynn was visibly shaken by the experience, and wiped tears from his face as he retreated into the locker room.
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December 14, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sooner or later, defensive coordinator Ron Lynn said, the odds are bound to turn in your favor. And in a way they swung around Sunday. With a 27-10 victory over the Bengals, the Chargers have won nine games for the first time since winning 10 in 1981. But for Lynn, well, he's still waiting. After coordinating the Charger defense for the past six years, he was included in a winter housecleaning of coaches after the 1991 season.
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December 14, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS
After the Chargers' 27-10 victory Sunday over the Bengals, a group of Chargers immediately went to the Cincinnati locker room to present their former defensive coordinator, Ron Lynn, a game ball. There wasn't a word spoken, as Billy Ray Smith, Gill Byrd, Gary Plummer and Blaise Winter took turns hugging Lynn. Lynn was visibly shaken by the experience, and wiped tears from his face as he retreated into the locker room.
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November 8, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS and DAVE McKIBBEN
In the recent issue of The Sporting News, NFL columnist Chris Mortensen wrote that Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Lynn thought last week about quitting because he had "grown weary of being the scapegoat for the team's poor record." Lynn said Thursday, "That's ridiculous. No way. It's never been a consideration. "That was a regeneration period (bye week). I'm pumped up. I don't have any idea where that would come from."
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September 27, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few years ago he was head-coaching material; in a span of four weeks, Charger defensive coordinator Ron Lynn has become stupid. And expendable. "No one's safe around here anymore," said defensive end Burt Grossman. "Not even me." Lynn, the man who brought defensive respectability back to San Diego, has come under fire within the organization for the team's early-season collapse.
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September 7, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there was such a thing as a college course in Strategies and Tactics of an NFL Defensive System, no doubt some idiot would take it, thinking, "Now here's an easy A." Finding he was sadly mistaken a few hours into the course, the student would change his thinking drastically. "Why didn't I take Parapsychology or Aerospace Engineering?" With that in mind, here is what the course outline might look like.
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September 29, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
Sacks are down all around the National Football League. Points are up. And the agent for one Charger player says the team's owner, construction magnate Alex Spanos, is now taking game films home to study, as if they were profit statements, spreadsheets or the latest government figures on housing starts. Worse for Charger defensive coordinator Ron Lynn is that his immediate superior, first-year Coach Dan Henning, is still installing an offensive system.
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September 7, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there was such a thing as a college course in Strategies and Tactics of an NFL Defensive System, no doubt some idiot would take it, thinking, "Now here's an easy A." Finding he was sadly mistaken a few hours into the course, the student would change his thinking drastically. "Why didn't I take Parapsychology or Aerospace Engineering?" With that in mind, here is what the course outline might look like.
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December 14, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sooner or later, defensive coordinator Ron Lynn said, the odds are bound to turn in your favor. And in a way they swung around Sunday. With a 27-10 victory over the Bengals, the Chargers have won nine games for the first time since winning 10 in 1981. But for Lynn, well, he's still waiting. After coordinating the Charger defense for the past six years, he was included in a winter housecleaning of coaches after the 1991 season.
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April 18, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
The Chargers, a team in search of a quarterback, made public Monday the names of two--Troy Aikman and Babe Laufenberg--who almost certainly won't be playing for them in 1989. Earlier in the year, the Chargers told Dallas they were interested in talking about a deal that would enable them to select UCLA's Aikman in Sunday's National Football League draft. The Cowboys own the first pick of the first round. The Chargers have the eighth pick overall. But, said Steve Ortmayer, Charger director of football operations: "I'm led to believe from the people that I talk to that the Cowboys are going to draft Aikman No. 1."
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December 31, 1988 | MARK HEISLER and BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writers
The Raider-Charger rivalry blazes anew. The Raiders have asked San Diego for permission to speak to Ron Lynn, the prize pony in the league-wide defensive-coordinator sweepstakes, sources say. "I can't comment on that," Lynn said Friday. At present, he's the only man the Raiders have moved on, suggesting he's at the top of their list. Lynn, 44, is generally acknowledged as the hottest assistant on the staff of the just-fired Al Saunders.
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