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

By Ernie Padaon

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.