Criticisms of Mike McCoy

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy on his sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCoy did an excellent job of running the team last season. He was able to guide the team to the playoffs and was able to get a win in the post season as well, but that doesn’t mean that there were not areas in which McCoy could have looked at for improvements.There were still some frustrations with the first year head coach last season.

One of my biggest frustrations with McCoy was his unwillingness to take a chance. McCoy lacked some aggressiveness in his first season. With the ball at the 1 yard line and the chance to win the game, the team decided to kick the field goal and hope that we could pull off a win in overtime. When we were down and out, we would punt the football in enemy territory.We just lacked some aggressiveness in the playcalling.

It also seemed that McCoy took a little longer than we would have liked to make some adjustments. The team took a while to get the ball to Ryan Mathews. Once they decided to get him the football, the team moved the ball down the field with more ease and we were able to punch in the football for touchdowns instead of field goals.

There are a lot of compliments that can go around for McCoy, but these were just a few things that were frustrating during the year. What criticisms did you have of McCoy for his season?