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Chargers fire Shotty!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by kmac, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. kmac

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    whoa... didn't see this coming


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2763552
     
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    I think i mentioned he might be fired after they lost to N.E...
     
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    Wow. I can understand why Spanos fired Schottenheimer, but it sucks for Marty. All the other coaching vacancies have been filled. I've never heard of a coach getting fired because too many members of his staff got hired away. This may be a first.
     
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    Despite his track record I think he deserves another shot. His team was so good this year. That's got to be really disheartening for Marty.
     
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    Five years, no playoff wins. That says it all. And look at the talent he had to work with. Tomlinson. Gates. Rivers. Merriman. Donnie Edwards. That team was loaded. But they choked in the playoffs just like every other team Marty has coached for the past 15 years or so. The pattern is too well-established to ignore.
     
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    You could replace Martys name with someone named Mike and it is almost the same story...

    but it seems he was fired more so cuz he couldnt get along with the gm...look for the gm to hire a rookie coach, like Singletary, or rivera..This gm wants total control over it all, and a Parcells type wont go for that most likley.
     
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    I think he had 1 year left on his contract. I think the GM would not have renewed his contract next year. Since so much of the staff is going to be replaced including D.C. it probably is a good move to get on with it.

    Being fired for off field issues even though he had a 14-2 season on the field is not too suprising. It is a personality thing.

    Marty has been around awhile and probably does not want to put up with the petty little problems that interfere with coaching.
     
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    14 - 2 ... then get fired lol
     
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    Kind of petty to wait for the other jobs to fill first. He would have been a strong candidate for a lot of them. Did the management do that out of spite?
     
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    I think right after their season was done, they offered him an extension?? but he thought it was a slap in the face type money??

    I looked it up...

    here

    Spanos said he offered one-year contract extensions to Schottenheimer and his coaching staff, all of whom had deals through the 2007 season. According to Spanos, Schottenheimer declined the offer of a one-year extension worth $4.5 million with a team buyout of $1 million “and I respect his decision.”
     
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    Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the decision to fire San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer was a result of Schottenheimer wanting to interview his brother Kurt for the team's defensive coordinator position, according to sources.

    General manager A.J. Smith and president Dean Spanos did not approve, but Schottenheimer held firm in asserting that he had the right to hire his own coaching staff.
     
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    I just saw that on Cold Pizza, Longtime. Oh man, we were so close to getting rid of Kurt!!!!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing lol
     
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    seems they'll have all new coaches hopefuly they get along with the gm
     
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    No, that would be crazy. A lot changed over the past few weeks. They just barely decided not to fire him, then his coaching staff got gutted. That tipped the balance in the other direction.

    Now I'm bummed that he didn't stay there and hire Kurt Schottenheimer away from the Packers.

    Oh, another thing: As bad as this late decision is for Marty, it is also pretty bad for the Chargers. They have a much smaller pool of coaching candidates to pick from now, plus they will still need coordinators and other assistants.
     
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    Nothing is good enough for any team anymore. Schottenheimers performance should not be measured how far he can get a team in the playoffs.
     
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    HC and GM getting along is not asking too much. the HC performance had nothign to do with his being fired. it was the relationship between the GM and HC that caused this departure.

    It's all in the article posted above.
     
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    I got redirected to this thread........am I supposed to know about every thread on here??? I mean geez ...Why the lock???


    Neways 14-2 then fired is insane....Almost all of his losses were Miscues.....Nick keiding cost him his job...Two boched FG's in two years....He should be the one leaving.....Plus the fumble in side the 5 on the way to a TD when he was with the browns, I mean can Marty catch a break?
     
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    no but if u look in the proper area you would have seen it posted :)
     
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    Again I bring up the same point........Who reads every post??????
    Ur one to talk u posted about 50 threads all on randy moss....

    Also Never said arrington was great...I'll repeat that one...
     
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    Hihi!!

    THAT might be the true reason why they fired him:
    PackersNews

    :rotflmao:
     
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    Trying to flip this against me is naive and childish. Be above that.

    Again I say if you look in the proper area, you would have found this thread. I never said to read every post. I said to LOOK in the proper area.

    Stop making more of it than it is and DO IT! :thumbsup:
     
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    lol
     

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