July 26, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano (left)n gives instruction during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Will Keep John Pagano As Defensive Coordinator


Mike McCoy has already decided to bring back John Pagano for one more year as the defensive coordinator of the squad, per Kevin Acee. That is another step in the right direction for the San Diego Chargers. There wasn’t too much doubt about this, since we hired an offensive minded head coach.

There will be some continuity for the defensive side of the ball. That is the strength of the ballclub right now with the young talent and a scheme that started gaining momentum as the season went on. This should be great for the development of those youngsters.

Now we have to see what happens to all the other coaches that were in town.

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  • blu3ny3llow

    Hell yeah

    • blu3ny3llow

      Guess its not official Pags is staying yet but hope he really does

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    GREAT NEWS!! It just had to happen! I would think most of the defensive staff will stay intact

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would assume so. it is the offensive side of the coaching staff that might have some changes. SHOULD have some changes.

      • tubbs45

        WILL have!

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          right… if we don’t have new staff on that side of the ball, then i would wonder what the heck is wrong with the new guy.

          • JoseSD

            What about bringing in Tony Sparano as o line coach, could be enough to tempt Jake Long into coming here then they take Warmack with the 11th pick

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            if that is all it takes to get Long, then DONE!

    • tubbs45

      They should! this was a very good unit this year. Like all Defenses they had holes, but those, given time can hopefully be fixed!

  • http://twitter.com/PowderBlue619 Saul Lopez

    So happy Pagano is staying. Now all we need are some new corners and our defense will be nasty!!!

  • arnie

    bling! 2 for 2. both the coach and Gm have started off making great decisions.

    • Nick in PB

      You said it Arnie! So far, so good. I’m a bit excited right now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.d.cruit Robert Douglas Cruit

    If anyone can let me know if Pagano is still with the Chargers or did he go to the Colts and take Teleso’s job there…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      pagano is still on the Bolts right now. Jimmy Raye took off to the Colts to take Telesco’s old job.