The San Diego Chargers have officially descended into chaos. ESPN:
“This decision was so hard because Marty has been both a friend and valued coach of our team,” [owner Dean] Spanos said in a statement. “But my first obligation is always to do what is in the best interest of our fans and the entire Charger organization. I must take whatever steps are necessary to deliver a Super Bowl trophy to San Diego. Events of the last month have now convinced me that it is not possible for our organization to function at a championship level under the current structure. On the contrary, and in the plainest possible language, we have a dysfunctional situation here. Today I am resolving that situation once and for all.”
I guess losing basically all of the assistant coaching staff wasn’t enough. It’s going to be mighty interesting to see who the Chargers can pull in now that the coaching bonanza has largely settled itself. Is Ron Rivera still available? Is this Jim Caldwell’s chance? (Please, Norv, stay in San Fran.) Where, exactly, can the Chargers promote from within, seeing how their coaching staff is largely nonexistent? This is absolutely terrible timing on the Chargers’ part.
I feel real bad for Marty. He did a damn fine job turning the Chargers into consistent winners, and now he’s jobless for next year. Football can be a sick business sometimes. Thanks for everything, Marty.
Follow the thread on the official Charger forum…heavy stuff.
Thanks to Patrick for the tip in an IM…