The San Diego Chargers and fans were excited in anticipation of the 2016 season but after numerous injuries and fourth-quarter collapses outcomes fell well short of expectations. Since the final game head coach Mike McCoy has been fired and everyone is anxiously awaiting the January 15 deadline for an announcement regarding the future location of the franchise.
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Returning a healthy roster the Chargers will have similar expectations for next season but have been relegated to understand the disappointment associated with such feeling. With so much unknown surrounding the team in location, name, coach, scheme, free agents, retirees, and more a quick move to add some leadership is needed. If established quickly the Chargers could be extremely competitive in 2017.
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Sure, it was all Mike McCoy’s fault. Couldn’t have had anything to do with the team putting nearly 20 players on IR. Or the constant hemming and hawing from city and ownership over where the team would play next season. Or the fact that the Week 15 home game felt like a date with RaidersSouth. Or that Philip Rivers went rogue, performing more late-stage giveaways than Santa’s last call. And one more thing before you hit the road to the Jets blurb: McCoy should have made sure to get that hold down on the final field-goal attempt in Oakland.
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They will have a new coach with the firing of Mike McCoy. Injuries killed his chances to stay.
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The Chargers led the NFL in turnovers (35) and blown fourth-quarter leads (six) this season, and it led to the firing of coach Mike McCoy on Monday. No matter where the Chargers play in 2017, they’ll need to figure out their issues and how to win in their division. San Diego has gone 1-13 against West foes since November 2014.
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The San Diego Chargers endured yet another underwhelming season with Mike McCoy at the helm. Philip Rivers’ inability to protect the football didn’t help, nor did Joey Bosa taking weeks to make his NFL debut. Overall, it was a difficult, injury-riddled season for San Diego – one the team would certainly like to forget.