San Diego Chargers fans can already see it coming. A record of 1-5. The team is slated to face Oakland and Denver, a pair of tough division rivals. If the team fails to put together back-to-back solid performances, it could spell doom for head coach Mike McCoy who’s already on the hot seat.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, if the Chargers lose the next pair of games against the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, McCoy could be looking for a new job.
#Chargers coach Mike McCoy faces a critical, 2-game stretch relating to his job status starting today in Oakland https://t.co/FXSV4C6x9p— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2016
Granted, the Chargers are going to be playing two playoff-bound teams in Oakland and Denver, but McCoy still has a chance to keep his job. The only problem is, he will have to do things he hasn’t done in a long time. The Chargers will have to put together back-to-back wins.
With the team already blowing multiple fourth quarter leads, the Chargers have to be disappointed with how this season has turned out. Even with all of the players heading to the injured reserve, the team could be sitting at 3-1. The culture of the team is turning into a losing one. With tackle Joe Barksdale taking to twitter to essentially apologize to the fanbase.
To be frank, the only real defense to keeping McCoy is that he has dealt with a tremendous amount of injuries, but even so, the team has had a great chance to win all four games this and failed to finish three of them. That goes on the head coach.
On top of all of that, the ownership could be looking to get the fans back on their side with the stadium vote looming. What better way to do that than fire the current head coach. It would be a shock if the Chargers could win these two games. With that being said, it’s time to say sayonara to ball coach McCoy.
Even with all of the evidence pointing towards McCoy’s departure, ownership usually is very patient. A move during the year would be surprising and the Chargers would have to look particularly bad for a move of this nature to be made in week seven.