If his boss was a little bolder, there’s a strong chance Mike McCoy would be busy today game-planning for the AFC Championship Game.
But after losing to the Ravens Saturday, McCoy’s offseason plans are wide open, and he’s filling them.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, McCoy will interview with the Chargers today, the fourth team he’s interviewed with.
McCoy talked to the Bears, Cardinals and Eagles during his bye week.
While it’s easy to point to McCoy for the Broncos’ late-game conservatism, that was straight out of the John Fox manual. The Broncos head coach is famous for sayings such as “a punt is not a bad play,” and was doubtless the overriding voice on decisions such as running on a third-and-7 with time waning in regulation, or taking a knee with 31 seconds and two timeouts. Fox has played things conservatively, and by the book, as long as he’s been a head coach.
McCoy’s going to have a chance to explain that to others, and whether he’d do it differently, beginning with the Chargers today.