Believe it or not, hiring Tom Telesco as the general manager and Mike McCoy as the head coach was the easy part for the San Diego Chargers.
The Chargers now have to build a front office capable of identifying talent and get coaches that can develop that talent. Once that is done, the team can begin the process of refining the roster.
A chain is only as good as the weakest link and bringing in a good offensive coordinator is going to be vital to the success of the team. The offensive coordinator will call the plays, McCoy announced in his introductory press conference.
Since the team will sink or swim depending on the performance of Philip Rivers, the offensive coordinator is going to impact the Chargers nearly as much as McCoy will. The most important men for the San Diego Chargers next season will be McCoy, Rivers and the yet-to-be-named offensive coordinator.
McCoy doesn’t have a lot of time to build his staff, and he’s at a disadvantage because he’s coached under John Fox for the majority of his career and the Broncos aren’t going to let a division rival poach their coaches. McCoy is going to have to consider some candidates that he’s not necessarily familiar with.