Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy before the game against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCoy Ranked 15th in RotoWorld's Coaching List


Head Coach Mike McCoy was ranked at the bottom of the coaching list at the start of last season. He was ranked there because he was an unknown commodity.

After one season running the San Diego Chargers, McCoy finds himself in the middle of the pack. He was able to bring the Chargers to the playoffs and was able to get a playoff win.

Here are the notes from Rotoworld:

Maybe McCoy’s 2013 was simply lightning in a bottle. A one-off confluence of events no one man could have possibly orchestrated. If so, that was some lightning. In no particular order McCoy: Fixed Philip Rivers (with the help of Ken Whisenhunt), fixed Ryan Mathews, overcame the loss of his No. 1 and 2 receivers, guided Keenan Allen to one of the best seasons by a rookie receiver in recent memory and watched a patchwork defense play above its head. McCoy’s Chargers were the only team to beat the Broncos in Denver, or the Bengals in Cincinnati. An elite game planner, McCoy won’t be expecting lightning to strike twice in 2014: He’ll be orchestrating it.

McCoy got the team to the playoffs. What else can you ask for him in his first season? Let’s see what he can do next season.

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  • Marcus Amure

    and all he got was 15?!?

  • arnie

    Really?! 15!?
    Okay let’s be clear, which coaches, “THAT DID NOT MAKE THE PLAYOFFS”, rank above Mike McCoy?
    There are 8 division winners and 4 wildcard teams, one of which McCoy’s was apart of. That leaves us with a grand total of 12 playoff teams. McCoy is ranked 15th?
    So i’ll say this out loud, how is it you go from being ranked the “lowest” HC, to coaching your team to a playoff birth and a playoff win, and not at least be in the top 12? I don’t know what system they use, or they still count “luck” against you. But 15th is the best they can do for coach that wasn’t expected to win 6 games, fix a broken QB, get a fumbling-injury-prone RB to be a league leading rusher, a no name defense to hold Peyton Manning to a career low in points scored, not once, not twice, but three times?
    15th ist the best they can do?
    Bite me!

    • boltingindiego

      the az coach arians was the non playoff coach but hes he deserved his ranking.

      • Derek

        The cards beat the pats before Arians came they’re a better team than ppl give them credit for

        • boltingindiego

          they were a 5-11 team so they weren’t a good team more like an okay team. Look at what he also did while being the interim hc at indy which really helped in his rankings not just the one season in az.

      • arnie

        Yes he does, “below” mike McCoy.

  • boltingindiego

    i don’t understand how kelly was ranked so high at 6th. or that the bears coach ranked above us. I see mccoy at 13th above fisher and the bears coach.

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  • Derek

    It’s easy to see trestan did nothing to or for the defense. And it’s still remains a question if the bears are good because of cutler or despite him. Kelly had an awesome team to work with I still feel he took Andy’s team to the playoffs. That said I think Andy was top coach even with his favoring schedule.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      right… Jay Cutler could be a reason why they struggle. i wondered if they were going to let him start again… not only they let him start, they gave him a big contract to keep him around.