NFL.com Greg Rosenthal and others report that Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is all-but-signed as the next head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Let the Tebow to Chargers rumors begin.
The Chargers swept away GM A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner at the end of the season and seem ready for big changes, which could include a move to Los Angeles. New GM Tom Telesco listened to entreaties from coaching retreads like Andy Reid, but tapped 40-year-old McCoy, one of the brightest coordinators you've probably never heard of.
McCoy the QB puppet master
McCoy worked magic with Kyle Orton in the 2009 season when Jay Cutler bolted after refusing to work with new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. Orton passed for over 7,000 yards, 41 TDs against 21 INTs over the 2009-2010 seasons. It was the best two-year stretch in Orton's career.
Denver receiver Brandon Marshall was not happy with the trade that sent Cutler to Chicago, and he was battling demons of his own. The Broncos moved ...