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Monday, June 18, 2018

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Broncos reportedly fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

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The Denver Broncos are out of the playoff hunt after losing six games in a row, and they appear to have found their scapegoat.

Accoridng to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Broncos decided to fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy following Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

McCoy was in his second stint as OC of the Broncos. He worked as an offensive coach for the team from 2009-2012 before becoming the head coach of the then-San Diego Chargers, where he spent four seasons. Vance Joseph then brought McCoy back to Denver this year.

The Broncos have much bigger problems beyond their scheme and offensive play-calling, but a report over the weekend made it clear that McCoy was about to take the fall for the team’s recent struggles. In reality, he was put in a position to fail with quarterbacks like Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and an unproven Paxton Lynch.

John Elway recently called out the Broncos for their lack of effort coming out of the bye, and the truth is their 3-7 record is a reflection of numerous problems. Firing McCoy is unlikely to solve anything over the final six games.

Report: Broncos adding Mike McCoy, Bill Musgrave to offensive staff

The Denver Broncos are ensuring that their offense, particularly their young quarterbacks, will have no shortage of experienced, talented minds guiding them forward.

According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Broncos are close to adding former Chargers coach Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator and former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave as quarterbacks coach.

McCoy and Musgrave both could have been offensive coordinators anywhere else. It’s a safe bet that Musgrave will have more power than your traditional quarterbacks coach as well. For Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian, these are two enormous hires that should help their development as they engage in a camp battle come July.

Report: Bills could bring in Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

With the Buffalo Bills seemingly closing in on a new head coach, it appears that things may already be in motion with regards to staff hires.

According to Sal Capaccio of WGR, there is a possibility that Mike McCoy could be lined up to be the team’s offensive coordinator under Sean McDermott, the current favorite for the head coaching position.

McCoy was recently let go as coach of the San Diego Chargers. Prior to that, he served as the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator, and was able to construct a successful offense with both Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow at quarterback.

As previously reported, McDermott heads Buffalo’s list for their head coaching vacancy. McCoy would be a strong choice to run his offense.

Report: Mike McCoy ‘almost certain’ to be fired by Chargers

The San Diego Chargers and coach Mike McCoy will reportedly soon be parting ways.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, McCoy is “almost certain” to be fired at the end of the season, with the team likely on the move to Los Angeles without him.

Provided the Chargers do move to Los Angeles, they may be willing to make a bigger name hire than they have in the past to compete with the Rams and make something of a splash in the bigger market.

After a pair of 9-7 seasons and a playoff berth, McCoy has overseen two poor seasons, including a 4-12 campaign in 2015. It comes out to a 27-35 record over four seasons, and given his general manager’s comments earlier in the season, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Mike McCoy says Chargers skipped pregame intros as sign of team unity

The San Diego Chargers played a home game in a road environment on Sunday, and it’s fair to wonder if that was part of the reason they ultimately lost by a field goal. But don’t worry, it wasn’t the reason they chose to skip individual pregame introductions.

Rather than calling out names over the stadium PA system, the Chargers decided to quietly take the field as a team. Head coach Mike McCoy said the decision was made as a sign of unity.

Most of us aren’t buying that. The truth of the matter is there were so many Oakland Raiders fans in the stands that Chargers introductions would have been met with a sea of boos. And if there was any doubt over whether the Chargers noticed that hardly any of their “fans” showed up, Philip Rivers put those questions to rest.

The Chargers appear all but certain to move to L.A. Their stadium proposal was shot down when it went to vote back in November, and they have until next month to exercise their option to relocate. In fact, there have been rumblings that they are considering rebranding as well.

“I know nothing, but it’s what is shaping up to be a sad, sad ending to 55 years, if what could happen, happens,” Rivers said after the game. “And I hate that. And it may not; shoot, maybe we’re here for another 55. I don’t know. I’m just saying, if it is, some of the way it’s coming to is pretty gross.”

Oakland, on the other hand, is in a playoff hunt. It’s no surprise their fans took over Qualcomm Stadium.

Chargers GM won’t commit to Mike McCoy’s return in 2017


On the brink of clinching a second consecutive losing season, the San Diego Chargers don’t seem to be all that confident in head coach Mike McCoy’s future with the team.

In his weekly appearance on Xtra 1360 FOX Sports Radio, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was asked about the possibility of bringing McCoy back for next season but wouldn’t commit to the idea.

“Contrary to public opinion, we don’t sit around here daily preoccupied with job status,” Telesco said, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “It’s just not how it works. I’m not worried about next year right now. To be honest with you, I’m not worried about next week.

“I’m worried about this week and playing Carolina,” continued Telesco. “We’ll worry about next year, next year. We’re 100 percent committed to this season. We only have 16 games to play, and we’ve got four games to go here, and that’s what we’re worried about. We’re not even looking toward 2017 yet.”

The Chargers have gone 5-7 this season, dropping McCoy’s record in four years at the helm in San Diego to 27-33 (.450). They currently rank 10th in the NFL in total yards and 19th in total yards allowed (per Football Reference).

McCoy’s job already appeared to be in serious jeopardy back in October, so it’s safe to say that he’ll be walking on eggshells for the remainder of the year.

H/T Rotoworld

Mike McCoy still confident in Melvin Gordon despite fumbles


San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been struggling with fumbles lately, but head coach Mike McCoy still hasn’t lost confidence in him.

McCoy said on Monday that, while Gordon needs to do a better job of hanging onto the football, his ball security issues won’t affect his usage moving forward, per Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union Tribune.

Gordon lost his second fumble of the season against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and it came at a very costly time in the third quarter of a one-score game that the Chargers would wind up losing to drop to 1-4 on the year. The former Wisconsin Badger was also plagued by the same problem in his rookie season in 2015, fumbling a total of six times, the third-highest among all running backs that year.

Regardless, the 23-year-old is still a highly-talented runner who has already found the end zone six times in the first five games of the season. San Diego doesn’t have much depth behind him either with Danny Woodhead out for the year with a torn ACL. But it remains to be seen just how much patience McCoy will have left if Gordon continues to cough up the pigskin.

H/T Rotoworld

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