Chargers fans were definitely tuned into Thursday Night Football as the Kansas City Chiefs opened the season against the Detroit Lions. Much to the delight of every Chargers fan watching, the Chiefs fell victim to the Lions by a final score of 21-20, looking human in the process.
For the most part, it was a great viewing experience for Chargers fans. The Chiefs finally came back down to earth as Patrick Mahomes had to deal with a lot of the same issues that Justin Herbert dealt with last season.
Even though the Chargers had nothing to do with this matchup, the team still caught a bit of a stray shot from analyst Tony Dungy. During halftime of the Lions-Chiefs game, the NBC crew previewed the upcoming Sunday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. In that preview, Dungy made it seem like Mike McCarthy was some kind of offensive guru who was going to save Dak Prescott and the Cowboys.
Moore was the Cowboys' offensive coordinator for four seasons. Dallas had a top-five offense in three of those four seasons.
Random stray shot at Chargers' OC Kellen Moore doesn't even make sense
To be fair, Dungy's main point was about his excitement to see McCarthy back in control of an offense. It did not appear to be solely directed at more and was influenced by his respect for McCarthy. But still, to treat McCarthy like he is some kind of offensive guru is silly.
First of all, the Cowboys have been a really good offensive team. You could make the case that Moore was getting the absolute most out of Dak Prescott and his skill set. Is there really any room for growth that McCarthy can capitalize on? The answer is probably no.
Second of all, it is not like McCarthy has a great success rate with his offense. Sure, it looked amazing when he had prime Aaron Rodgers running the show but that relationship in Green Bay quickly soured toward the end. McCarthy was a big reason why.
Ultimately, time will tell if the Cowboys made the right decision. It is a bold move to part ways with an offensive coordinator who produced multiple top-five offenses but it ended up benefitting the Chargers. If the Bolts come out and have an explosive top-tier offense, and the Cowboys struggle, we all will know exactly why.