San Diego Chargers hire former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to be their new head coach

The Chargers have found their new head coach, right on their rivals' sideline

1/15/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Oct 28, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Sports Authority Field.  The Broncos went on to win 34-14.  Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY SportsThe Chargers have hired their new head coach, and it's former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

McCoy has spent the last 5 seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Broncos. Before that, he was with the Panthers from 2000-2008 in various offensive coaching positions, from offensive assistant to passing game coordinator.

He spent the last season coaching Peyton Manning, who put together a season that many believe is MVP-caliber.

Before that, he coached the likes of Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.

The Broncos had the 4th ranked offense last year, largely thanks to Manning. Before that, during the McCoy era, they never finished better than 13th.

Call me crazy, but I don't think this is all that great of a hire. 

Sure, his offense was great with Manning, but I don't think that should be considered a shock. Manning's offenses in Indianapolis were top 9 in the league 11 out of 12 seasons. They were in the top 4 eight of those times.

Without a superstar QB, McCoy's offense was nothing special.

Some people think that San Diego QB Philip Rivers is a superstar. Personally, I don't think he has really crossed into that category.

Perhaps McCoy can get the most out of him, but I'm not convinced yet. We'll see.
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1/17/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62364 respect

Hmm, so the Chargers have decided that they don't want to win just yet. Mmkay.

1/15/13   |   jaysinw   |   5039 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Up until the last 31 seconds of the game against the Ravens I thought Peyton Manning was the OC for the Broncos.

That is the funniest thing I have read on here today.

1/15/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2796 respect

Up until the last 31 seconds of the game against the Ravens I thought Peyton Manning was the OC for the Broncos.

1/15/13   |   jaysinw   |   5039 respect

Going from Norv to McCoy, really that is the direction the Chargers were looking to go. No question about it, the Chiefs have the best Head Coach and GM in the AFC West right now.