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McCoy sticking around with Chargers

Mike McCoy will stick around for 2016, but if he does not get to the playoffs it might be his last season.

Mike McCoy will stick around for 2016, but if he does not get to the playoffs it might be his last season.

Injuries are not an excuse but sometimes they are the reason to a team’s struggle and they hit the San Diego Chargers hard this year. That, combined with the distraction of the team likely moving to a new city this offseason, the Chargers have decided to keep head coach Mike McCoy around.

McCoy has one year left on his contract and the team will likely need to see significant improvement for him to stay with the team after that. The Chargers, which were so banged up they nearly had to put nose tackles at offensive guard on Sunday, finished 4-12 after back-to-back 9-7 seasons. WR Keenan Allen, CB Brandon Flowers, TE Ladarius Green, DE Corey Liuget, FS Eric Weddle, RBs Branden Oliver and Melvin Gorden were some of the notable names on injured reserve for the Chargers this season. Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson also missed significant time with injuries and Antonio Gates missed time because of a suspension.

Another thing that might have helped McCoy keep his job after a miserable season is the need for some sort of continuity. With the Chargers very likely moving to Los Angeles, or at least trying their hardest to move out of San Diego, there was a need for some sort of stability. Also, since the team committed to Philip Rivers, it only made sense to stick with the coach that has gotten great results out of their talented quarterback.

But it almost seems like 2016 will be playoffs or bust for McCoy and possibly Rivers. The Chargers, led by Rivers, have made the playoffs just one time over the past six years, a span in which they are just 44-50 and have failed to hit 10 wins. Should they team struggle again in 2016, both McCoy and Rivers might be gone.

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