Chargers fire special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer

The San Diego Chargers have a plethora of problems on offense, defense and special teams. San Diego made an adjustment to its machine on Wednesday.

The Chargers announced the firing of special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer, the man who had headed the Bolts' specials teams since 2013. Assistant special teams coach Craig Aukerman will oversee the unit for the remainder of the season.

At 3-8, there are many reasons for San Diego's struggles. Their secondary is abysmal, they struggle to generate a pass rush, the offensive line has been decimated with injuries, they struggle to run the ball and their best wide receiver is out for the remainder of the season. But coming off their first win in the last seven games, the team decided it was time to make a special teams coaching change.

The Chargers rank last in the league in punt return yards and ranks in the bottom half of most special teams stats. It also doesn't help matters that their Week 12 win was closer than it should've been because the Jaguars blocked a San Diego punt late in the fourth quarter.

To put it mildly, it has been a season to forget for San Diego. The organization parted ways with their special teams coach on Wednesday, but when the season concludes, the Chargers might give their head coach walking papers too.

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