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LA Chargers: Comparing Anthony Lynn to the coaches before him

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Mike McCoy of the San Diego Chargers makes notes during the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Mike McCoy of the San Diego Chargers makes notes during the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Mike McCoy’s tenure with the Chargers:

  • Record: 27-37
  • Winning seasons: 2
  • Playoff appearances: 1
  • Playoff wins: 1

Mike McCoy has just as many playoff appearances and wins as Anthony Lynn but is still a far worse coach than Lynn was. While it was frustrating watching the Chargers, let’s never forget the days when McCoy was the coach and the team had the most uninspired play-calling possible.

The Chargers were unlucky and mismanaged down the stretch of games over the last two seasons. The team was just outright bad when McCoy was in charge and he absolutely did not put the Bolts in a situation to succeed.

It started on a good note as the team made the playoffs in his first season, even beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card Round. However, that was an 8-8 season in which the Bolts were kind of lucky to be there in the first place.

The ceiling was much lower with McCoy and the Bolts often hovered around the floor. The Chargers only won nine combined games in his last two seasons as the head coach and he was rightfully outed and is no longer in the league.

McCoy returned to the Denver Broncos to be their offensive coordinator and did not even last a season. He was then hired to be the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, lasting just seven games.

McCoy is no longer coaching football professionally and has been out of the spotlight. Maybe he is an Enterprise salesman somewhere.

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