Mariucci has interest in the Chargers

AP

With San Diego moving closer to what G.M. A.J. Smith called in October a “new era of Chargers football,” a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported during Football Night in America that Steve Mariucci is interested in coaching the Chargers, if the Chargers are interested in him.

Mariucci has been employed as an analyst with NFL Network since being fired by the Lions after the 2005 season.  From time to time his name has surfaced in coaching scuttlebutt, but he has not yet shown any real interest in returning to the game.

32 responses to “Mariucci has interest in the Chargers

  1. He seems like a nice guy, but his hyper schtick on NFL Network wears thin.

    Hard to believe A.J. Smith would still be around to hire anybody. Smith is a prime reason why the Chargers suck so bad. They really need to clean house in San Diego.

  2. I like the guy.
    Got smoked in SF after having a good year; Got saddled with a bad team with the Millen lions.

    But, I’m not sure any of the hot on-air ex coaches really want a coaching gig.
    It’s better to be the legend no team can get than to have to actually do it.

    Gruden, I’m looking at you…

  3. Eh, I doubt it will happen. He’s better off on TV than back on the sidelines (same I can say for Gruden and Cowher).

  4. As a Texan fan, I understand the Chargers want to fire Norv on “Pink Slip Monday” and I am cool with that.
    However, I hope the Texans hire Norv as the offensive coordinator and let him call the plays on gameday. The Texans cannot win big games with the ultra conservative playcalling of Gary Kubiak.
    Good luck though San Diego on your coaching search. Norv is a better offensive coordinator than head coach.

  5. 1. Perhaps he could team up again with Millen.
    2. He might be interested in Coaching again because he needs the money…he did not coach for several years because the Lions were paying him something like $5m per year.
    3. I recall that he was “too busy” to talk to his starting QB (Harrington) because he had to get to makeup for a television comerical he was doing for extra $$$$$—–that’s some head coach!!!!
    4.He could not adapt his offensive system to the players in Detroit, so he just planned on losing.
    5. If my memory serves me right he acquired a great team with ower that spent lavishly on players with the 49ers and guided them to mostly 2nd and third place finishes—-that is why he got fires in SF.

  6. Is Mooch really an upgrade over Norv? I mean heck, why not Mike Martz. At least he led a team to the Super Bowl. Or Brian Billick while we’re at it. At least he won a Super Bowl.

  7. mike martz got to a super bowl cuz dick vermeil goofed and retired too soon and he has stated that already

  8. I’d like to announce that I’m interested in any coaching or GM gig at the professional level except for with the New York Jets. I’m not taking on that mess under any circumstances.

  9. From 1978 to 2008, no former Detroit Lions head coach has ever coached another NFL team after leaving Detroit:
    – Monte Clark
    – Darryl Rogers
    – Wayne Fontes
    – Bobby Ross
    – Gary Moeller
    – Marty Mornhinweg
    – Steve Mariucci
    – Dick Jauron
    – Rod Marinelli

    Don’t hold your breath, Mooch.

  10. mystereo says: Dec 24, 2012 12:32 AM

    From 1978 to 2008, no former Detroit Lions head coach has ever coached another NFL team after leaving Detroit:
    – Monte Clark
    – Darryl Rogers
    – Wayne Fontes
    – Bobby Ross
    – Gary Moeller
    – Marty Mornhinweg
    – Steve Mariucci
    – Dick Jauron
    – Rod Marinelli

    Don’t hold your breath, Mooch.
    ——————————————

    While Jauron was only the interim head coach in Detroit, he DID land another head job afterwards. He had a miserable stint in Buffalo that ended with him being fired mid-season into his (I think) third year.

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