Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Let’s get over it! Happy Hump Day!

The Chargers and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders issued a joint statement Monday announcing that the team would not trigger the early termination clause in their Qualcomm Stadium lease this year as it continues to work with Sanders to build a largely publicly financed stadium in downtown San Diego.

Now that the Chargers have finished a highly disappointing season, we have to now turn our thoughts towards the offseason. Some have projected that 2012 will be the last season for the Chargers in San Diego.

The longtime Chargers assistant plans on spending more time with his wife and will stay away from coaching for at least a year. Shelmon, 59, spent a decade with the Chargers and was the team’s running backs coach from 2002-06.

TAMPA — Marty Schottenheimer is likely the oldest head coaching candidate the Bucs will interview at 68, but he believes he may be the best one to lead the youngest team in the NFL.