ESPN Sports Analytics writer Seth Walder tweeted: “According to ESPN’s model, Brandon Staley cost the Chargers a 7.3 cumulative percentage point win probability via fourth-down errors in the first half.” .
Why did Staley suddenly become apprehensive on the fourth try?
His reason is not about being afraid of making mistakes.
Instead, he wanted to give his defense the ability to compete.
There’s no fault with that mindset because the Chargers made a massive improvement on that side of the ball this offseason.