Mike McCoy Most Likely 1st Year Coach To Have A Job In 5 Years

Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy talks with players during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Sessler of NFL.com responded to a tweet that asked, “Which 1st-year @NFL coach has best shot to be w/his team in 5 yrs? Who’s first to go? McCoy, Marrone, Chud, Kelly, Trestman, Arians, Bradley.”

Which one of the new guys has the staying power? His answer… Mike McCoy!

McCoy doesn’t receive enough credit for what he accomplished in Denver because Peyton Manning isn’t a guy who needs to be coached up. Still, McCoy is the lone coordinator in history to morph Tim Tebow into a playoff quarterback. It’s how he did it that impresses me. McCoy taught Tebow’s option-based attack to his players in a matter of days, and generated buy-in.

McCoy adapts his scheme to his talent, instead of shoving the wrong players into a philosophy that doesn’t fit them. That flexibility should help him succeed with a franchise that likes to give their coaches a patient look. – NFL.com

I like McCoy’s chances the best also of all the choices. Unlike Sessler, I believe that having Philip Rivers at quarterback will be the reason why McCoy will last. Having a smart quarterback that has Philip’s ability, will give McCoy so many options.

I like what McCoy has done so far. We still haven’t seen him in games and haven’t seen him go through the grind. I definitely have confidence in him though.

Topics: Nfl Offseason, San Diego Chargers

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  • PakMaN

    I don’t want McCoy to ever feel comfortable, Norv felt like that and continued to produce complete shit year after year. I hope McCoy and TT setup a patriots kind of organization here. On a sidenote: I wish we had drafted Barkley as a prospect.

    • arnie

      Honestly PakMaN, i don’t think he is either. His Comments suggest he understands what’s at stake, “…We’re here to win now…that’s our job as coaches…” if anything, he makes all the players unomfortable. if you didn’t know, Nobody has their name on the back of there jerseys’. that was completely foreign to what i’m used to.

      • John Alton

        A good leader will always keep his subordinates on there toes. McCoy understands that. You can see it in the things he says.

        • arnie

          Agreed. i hope he wins Coach of The Year.

  • Cgoodness13

    Sessler also bashed rivers in that article….I really hate the nfl writers….but McCoy seems to be the real McCoy lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yea he did…. i cut that part out of it

      • Stefanie Smith

        This is why you are the best, Ernie. Thanks for cutting it out. It made me feel bad reading that about Rivers.

      • Cgoodness13

        What stefanie said lol

    • Stefanie Smith

      Sessler is the same goof that said Rivers would be playing for Cleveland next year. He’s a goof.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        These writers constantly talk out of both sides of their mouth. That way, if Philip plays awesome this year, he can save face for making the comments about Rivers, by saying “I told you Mike McCoy would fix him”. That’s how every NFL analyst has back pedaled since the beginning of time.

        • arnie

          They are starting to notice, they have ignored the Chargers, and grossly underestimated them. Like you Said, it’s all back pedaling now.

    • Daryl Peek

      I haven’t read the Sessler article but I suspect it states if Rivers doesn’t have a resurgence under McCoy the writing is on the wall for his career as a BOLT?

      • arnie

        right on the head.

  • Ignatius

    I don’t get why Chargers released Hermann and then signed Nathan Enderle, a former QB from Idaho, to the squad. I’ve been to a couple of Chargers practices and while Rivers and Whitehurst look as they should, Sorensen has been a bit impressive with his arm but not in his precision which is to be expected from a rookie QB. I think that they should let Sorensen develop in the third spot and see what happens. Carrying four QB is too much. By the way, I was rooting for Hermann, he looked tall, has a good arm and came from something called RPI but his background is what makes root for him even more, I just hope it doesn’t come to bite us ala Trent Green, Wes Welker, etc.

    • Lee

      They just want a camp body to create competition and see how Sorensen reacts

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      they need 4 qbs in camp with all the players on the roster at this point. i guess Hermann was too inconsistent for the development of some of these receivers

  • John Alton

    There are a lot of Charger haters out there. You can see a whole new attitude with the team. Its good to see a coach that is involved with the entire team. Norv was never engaged with the entire team, he was to busy being the offensive coordinator/ QB coach. McCoy will be very successful as the Bolts head coach.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      taht is my favorite part of him running the show

  • Leonardo Deleon

    McCoy is going to make the Chargers a Super Chargers team – fully re-Charged and highly electrifying

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