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Ugly Win Saves Mike McCoy’s Job

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This game will have done enough to give Mike McCoy some breathing room.

NFL: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers have just won their first division game in quite a while. In true Chargers fashion, they almost blew it at the end of the game, but due to some praying by Mike McCoy, and the beastly play of Jatavis Brown and Dexter McCoil, the Chargers pulled it out.

Seriously though, Mike McCoy was in the fetal position when the game got tough. Not exactly portraying confidence with his body language, but you can tell the players love him. Mike McCoy received a huge hug from Antonio Gates immediately after the game, and it’s easy to see that he cares about the team.

With this game, Mike McCoy has done just enough to keep his job. I am a much more emotionally driven person when it comes to business decisions, and the Chargers seem to be too. If the Chargers continue to win, Mike McCoy will continue to keep his job, no matter how the Chargers get it done. If the Chargers lose 2 games in a row, and hit the halfway mark at 2-6, Mike McCoy will not keep his job. Basically, what I’m saying is that as long as the Chargers keep winning, Mike will keep his job.

The Chargers played some inspired football today, against a pissed off team. At one point during the game, the announcers said that the Chargers are the best “55 minute football team in the league.” It’s true, and if they can find a way to close out games, they can do some serious damage in this league. If Mike McCoy can’t find a way to coach these men to their potential, he will not be the coach of the San Diego Chargers next season.