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
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.