Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Early Chargers Candidates

Everybody from the listeners to the Mighty 1090 AM in San Diego to the venerable Mighty MJD on the AOL FanHouse have weighed in with their thoughts on who will be the next Chargers coach.

Let's make one thing perfectly clear; Jim Caldwell, Ron Rivera and Mike Singletary are all excellent candidates. But the Chargers are coming off a 14-2 season and need a veteran coach to take them to the Super Bowl. So don't look for a coach who is going to be learning on the job. So who are the top candidates?

Jimmy Johnson. He seems to be favorite of everybody, and he even has a history of being a consultant with the Spanos Goofs prior to Marty's hiring. Now, Johnson leaving his cush television gig is remote at best anyway. But anybody who watched Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs struggle should be wary of pulling a dude out of retirement. Even if Johnson wanted the gig (and he doesn't), this still doesn't seem like the best hire.

Pete Carroll. He's not leaving USC. Let's move on.

Norv Turner. A former Raiders coach is not going to run the Chargers. Why not put Art Shell in this chase then?

Jim Fassel. Led a team quarterbacked by Kerry Collins to the Super Bowl. He gives a great interview and would be willing to put the chips on the table. Intriguing.

Steve Mariucci. Can you really hold the Lions gig against him? Like, who would have been successful in that situation? Great offensive mind with a good record in San Francisco.

Jim Mora. Good young coach. And like Mooch, you don't want to hold the Mike Vick era against him.

So you have some good, quality candidates here that would be able to take the keys off the ring and take this team to the Super Bowl. But you know what, none of these guys will be hired. Nope, the next coach of the Chargers has already been decided and really, if you haven't thought of it yet, shame on you. The next coach of the San Diego Chargers will be...




(wait for it)



Mike Martz.

Mike (expletive) Martz. Is there any other way this whole thing could possibly end?

22 comments:

Gunny said...

keep dreaming shit ball.

Can't Stop the Bleeding said...

Labels? So that's like our tags, huh?

Rick Venturi said...

What about me? I'm available. Without me, the Indianapolis Colts wouldn't be where they are today.

DocMalk said...

Jimmy Johnson is a favorite?! To whom?! I'd rather have Marty back than Jerk Johnson. He's just a complete prick.

DAWUSS said...

Why not the elder Jim Mora?

Conrad Bain said...

How about Joe Bugle? And I'm surprised Wayne Fontes isn't on that list.

Dennis Green said...

I don't even get a mention? Don't you know what month it is?

NFL Adam said...

The labels were forced on us by the new blogger.

Listening to the news and stuff last night, the list isn't too impressive. Joe Bugel? You forgot Mike White,

Seitz said...

Hey, just because the label option is available, that doesn't mean you have to use them.

That said, I like to use them.

Oh, and I hear Karl Dorrell might be interested. Go for it, Karl!

Mini Me said...

Think Marty will end up as an assistant in Dallas? That would be priceless.

Diane said...

Wouldn't Bill Cowher like to spend time in sunny so cal?

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

oh denny green would be supurb. or that dude who interviewed for six hours and missed the steelers job. feel like he deserves a shot or something.

A Patriot said...

Fassel is not a bad option actually. You forgot to mention Denny Green!

Dennis Green said...

> You forgot to mention Denny Green!

NFL Adam does not care about black people.

Diane said...

Word is they will interview Norv Turner, Mike Singletary, Ron Rivera and Rex Ryan. I admit to being singularly unqualified to select a head coach, but I vote for Singletary - a lot of the Bolts need to be slapped around, and he's just the man to do it

Dick Jeron said...

Bain, you quack! I'm still laughing about that Wayne Fontes suggestion.

Rich Kotite said...

What about me? Under one condition, i can wear my jets hat with the flat brim.

Signal to Noise said...

Norv Turner is on that list. They got permission to talk to him.

Bolt fans, prepare to fall on your swords if they hire him.

Anonymous said...

BUWAHAHAHAHAHA! Whats funnier than Chargertard melting down all over the place due to Norv fucking Turner getting ready to become the head coach?

This Franchise sucks ass, and ALWAYS will.

NFL Adam said...

Norv Turner can't be the candidate an he? They had to see those games when Turner was the Raiders coach, right?

bucky said...

So the reason the Chargers let Marty go is because he wanted to hire his brother Kurt as D coordinator? Packer fans all over wish Marty would have won that battle.

NFL Adam said...

Kurt would have been a heartbeat away from the head coaching position. You couldn't have that.