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Mike McCoy “furious” after Chargers blow another lead

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Mike McCoy of the San Diego Chargers and head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints talk during prgame warmups at Qualcomm Stadium on October 2, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chargers opened the season by giving up a 24-3 halftime lead in an overtime loss to the Chiefs and they lost to the Colts in Week Three when T.Y. Hilton ran through several tackles for a game-winning touchdown with just over a minute to play, so it would be fair to say that no one should be surprised that they blew another lead in Week Four.

The Chargers took a 34-21 lead over the Saints with 8:39 to play in the game and then fumbled on their next two possessions while the Saints scored a pair of touchdowns to take a 35-34 lead with 1:57 to go. The rest of the teams in the NFL are 25-0 when they lead by at least 13 points in the fourth quarter this season, but the Chargers are now 0-2 and coach Mike McCoy isn’t happy about it.

“[I’m] furious,” McCoy said, via ESPN.com. “It’s a major disappointment. You get the lead we had, and to fall apart — a major disappointment. Frustration is an understatement. I can’t say right now in this microphone how I really, truly feel.”

Regularly handing over leads isn’t a great way to build job security for a coach coming off a 4-12 season and the start to this season is going to lead to some discussion about whether he should continue being the coach in San Diego. McCoy said he isn’t worried about that and he might not need to worry about any of it if his team keeps flopping with success in their grasp.

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14 Responses to “Mike McCoy “furious” after Chargers blow another lead”
  1. JR Salazar says: Oct 3, 2016 6:53 AM

    Meanwhile, over in LA…

  2. eagleswin says: Oct 3, 2016 7:04 AM

    The Charges always find a new and interesting ways to blow leads.

  3. boltfaninfalconcountry says: Oct 3, 2016 7:14 AM

    He needs to go.

  4. cometkazie says: Oct 3, 2016 7:17 AM

    Geaux Saints!

  5. jjackwagon says: Oct 3, 2016 7:36 AM

    What is the over/under on McCoy lasting the season? I think he gets fired by 01 November.

  6. xxsweepthelegxx says: Oct 3, 2016 8:13 AM

    I’m a Brady supporter and for years I’ve been impressed with what he can produce for points with the weapons he’s been given. Outside a couple years, he really hasn’t had standout weapons. With that being said, Rivers can ball, straight up. In a similar situation with cast off/no name WRs, he’s been able to produce at a high level for some time. It’s really impressive, with sub par coaching too.

    Too bad they haven’t been able to put a better defense and overall team around him over the years to win a couple more games. Sad to see Gates go out on what is likey his last year and likely a bad team

  7. Raider Jon says: Oct 3, 2016 8:24 AM

    I feel you pain fellas. No matter how bad one of the AFC West teams are doing, it seams to be a tough match-up each time they play each other. See ya next week.

  8. mysterytonite says: Oct 3, 2016 9:07 AM

    SAN Diego super chokers, SAN Diego super chokers, were gonna frazzle
    You with our play!!

  9. MichaelEdits says: Oct 3, 2016 9:56 AM

    Nah, there’s no need to worry. Dean Spanos is already working to get the NFL to shorten the games to only 55 minutes.

  10. rickochey says: Oct 3, 2016 12:28 PM

    McCoy can be mad all he wants but it is him who is teaching them how to lose. He is the Head Leader. Chargers need Jim Harbaugh

  11. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Oct 3, 2016 2:45 PM

    Even Cleveland would have held a thirteen point lead with six minutes to play…I think

  12. nflgtcfl says: Oct 3, 2016 4:01 PM

    Fire this guy. Same stuff every year.

  13. icanspeel says: Oct 3, 2016 6:56 PM

    It’s crazy how well a team can play for 55 minutes and then fall apart the last 5. Not just 1 player but it was another collective team collapse.

  14. steves11 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:46 AM

    Not looking good for McCoy’s job security, is it?

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