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#pounditFriday, April 19, 2024

Mike McCoy livid after Chargers blow late lead


The San Diego Chargers blew a 13-point lead in the last five minutes of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, and coach Mike McCoy is struggling to contain his frustration.

The Chargers coach gave a blunt assessment of his feelings after the loss dropped his team to 1-3.

“Furious,” McCoy said after the 35-34 defeat, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “It’s a major disappointment. You get the lead we had, and to fall apart — a major disappointment. Frustration is an understatement. I can’t say right now in this microphone how I really, truly feel.”

The results could put McCoy’s job under threat, but he said he doesn’t have time to worry about that.

“I know one way — to come in tomorrow, work my ass off and get this team ready to go to Oakland,” McCoy said on the topic of job security. “I don’t worry about any of that. I am coaching this football team the way I know how to do it, and we’re going to grind.”

McCoy was nearly fired after last season, so he really couldn’t afford the 1-3 start to this year. Former NFL coach Ken Whisenhunt is on his staff, so there’s even a potential interim replacement if things don’t turn around quickly.


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