DAILY LINKS: No Contract Extension for Chargers’ Mike McCoy

Chargers Likely to Fire Mike McCoy at Season’s End – Bleacher Report
Jason Cole reports that it is “almost certain” that the San Diego Chargers will fire their head coach, Mike McCoy, at the end of this season and start fresh with a new head coach as they likely relocate to Los Angeles over the offseason.

McCoy: no contract extension – San Diego Union-Tribune
Asked Monday if he’s received a contract extension, Mike McCoy provided a different answer from two weeks ago.

This time, the Chargers coach gave a one-word answer.

“No,” he said.

When queried earlier this month, McCoy gave no answer other than to say he’s focused on the next game.

Did Mike McCoy quit on the Chargers by not calling a late timeout vs. Oakland? – FOX Sports
Mike McCoy had a message for his San Diego Chargers team after they lost another fourth-quarter lead Sunday in a 19-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

“Keep fighting.”

It’s a funny sentiment because McCoy seemingly had no interest in fighting until the end of Sunday’s game.

AUDIO: Hank Bauer: “It’s As Simple As This: We’ve Run Out Of Time, San Diego”
Hammer Time! Hank Bauer joined Scott and BR to talk about why San Diego has run out of time in their effort to save the Chargers from moving to LA.

Here’s a suggestion for Spanos: Just go – San Diego Union-Tribune
The NFL, like an offensive line, operates through coercion and force. It moves boulders with leverage, by jamming in a crow bar and flexing the muscle of the hallowed shield. Build us a stadium, or else … we’re moving to L.A. How many teams, for how many years, in how many cities have dangled that threat? How many have succumbed? How many have mortgaged their financial wellbeing to arbitrarily enrich a billionaire?

Maybe just once, someone, somewhere, will push back. Why can’t a city have leverage, too? Why can’t a mayor grow a backbone? Why can’t a community make ultimatums?

AUDIO: Rep Scott Peters On Chargers Decision “My Gut Tells Me There’s A Deal To Be Made”
Representative Scott Peters on the ticking clock on the Chargers LA decision, if measure C ever had a chance and what can be done by the city officials and local business leaders in the short time that’s left.

Like Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey understandably chooses future over present – Sports Illustrated
Bowl games are sacred to universities, but for unpaid college players like Christian McCaffrey, minimizing risk of injury before the NFL draft is the priority.

AUDIO: Courtney Hall: “The Way You Treat Your Star Players Is Indicative Of The Organization That You Run”
Former Charger Courtney Hall joins Dan Sileo on this Overreaction Monday to discuss the state of the Chargers after yesterday’s loss to the Raiders. Listen here!

Panthers’ Cam Newton takes another hit to head, but he gets flag for reaction – USA Today
On Monday night, Newton, the reigning MVP, took a hit to the head after giving himself up with a slide at the end of a third-and-9 play in the second quarter, but no penalty was called on Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy. Instead, Newton was the one who drew a flag for taunting — when he flipped the ball at Murphy after rising from the turf.

VIDEO: Raider Fans Qualcomm Takeover Latest Example Of Organizational Failure
Dan Sileo and Joe Tutino discuss the Chargers embarrassing loss at “home” against the Oakland Raiders and what’s next for this beleaguered fan base.

Shout Out To The San Diego Padres For Owing More Money To Former Players Than Their 2017 Roster – Barstool Sports
I just looked it up, and here’s how it breaks down. The Padres owe Hector Olivera $28.5 million over the next four years, $22 million for James Shields over the next two years, $12 million to Melvin Upton next year, and $7.5 million to Jedd Gyorko over the next three years. That’s a grand total of $70 million that they’re paying to players that aren’t even on their team anymore, and that figure is higher than their projected payroll for Opening Day.

Michael Phelps retires: The greatest Olympian ever goes out on top – Sports Illustrated
Michael Phelps arrived in Rio looking to repair his image and cement his legacy. He did that and then some. The greatest Olympian ever tells SI why he’s now stepping out of the pool.


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