The San Diego Chargers have fired head couch Mike McCoy after another disappointing and playoff-less season came to an end for the Bolts. The Charges finished the season with a 37-27 loss to divisional rival Kansas City on Sunday, prompting the San Diego hierarchy to part ways with coach McCoy after 4 seasons at the helm.
San Diego will move on from McCoy, who finished 27-37 overall in his 4 year tenure with the organisation, and will look to find another head coach to take a promising roster with a leader in Phillip Rivers at QB back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, when the team went 9-7 in Mike McCoy’s first season as head coach.
This is now another question mark hovering over a proud franchise which is entering an off-season full of uncertainty, including the very real possibility of the team relocating and joining the Rams in Los Angeles.
McCoy’s former employees, the Denver Broncos, look to be entering the search for a head coach as well after Superbowl winning HC Gary Kubiak reportedly informed the players he will retire after Denver’s week 17 win over Oakland. Kubiak suffered earlier this season from a complex migraine issue, which resulted in the coach being hospitalised. Kubiak also suffered from a minor stroke back in 2013 when head coach of the Houston Texans. Clearly, Kubiak’s health is at the forefront of his decision.
Denver will make for very interesting viewing this off-season, being a team and roster just 1 year removed from a Superbowl winning season, and with a defence more than capable of contending again next year. Most intriguing will be just what the next head coach wishes to do at the most important position in pro-football. Tony Romo anyone?