With Mike McCoy out, Chargers need to find charismatic replacement - Eric Williams
It’s McCoy’s game-day management and ability to inspire players on a daily basis that failed him. The Chargers lost six games this season in which they held fourth-quarter leads. Too often, turnovers and blunders on special teams led to losses late in games. The Chargers lacked the focus and discipline needed to finish games.
What every coach-less NFL team offers and needs - Bill Barnwell
McCoy shares some parallels with Coughlin during the end of his run with the Giants, and indeed, Ben McAdoo's team has been far more aggressive in key moments and much healthier than the teams of years past. Someone like Chip Kelly would make sense, given Kelly's familiarity with analytics and emphasis on sport science, but it's likely too early to give Kelly another head-coaching job.
Mike McCoy fired after four seasons, 28-38 mark with Chargers - ESPN.com news services
"Mike McCoy is a man of high character, and we thank him for his dedication to the Chargers," team president John Spanos said. "The decision to dismiss Mike was made in the best interests of our franchise. Our team's disappointing performance has not matched this team's potential and has fallen short of the demanding standards that we seek to impose throughout our organization. Our comprehensive search for a new head coach begins immediately."
What Philip Rivers Hopes for in a New Head Coach - Ricky Henne
"You hope you play for one coach your whole career, but at this point where I am right now, I hope this is the last one. Hopefully I can do my part to help that be the case."
Key Takeaways from Spanos and Telesco on Impending Head Coach Search - Ricky Henne
"Our pool is pretty wide open – previous head coaching experience, sure. If not, a coordinator is fine. Offense. Defense. Special Teams. College coach. Our pool is pretty big right now. That’s why these interviews are not 45 minute – one hour interviews. These are long interviews. We’ll go over a lot of things with guys and try to make the best decisions possible."