Mike McCoy: 'We were not just going to take any job'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on January 15, 2013
Mike McCoy is an organization guy.
At his introductory press conference as the new head coach for the San Diego Chargers, the former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator made it clear everyone in the Chargers organization would be on the same page.
Asked about how much input he'll have in the Chargers personnel, it's an organization thing. Asked about the decision for the Broncos to run the clock out in regulation in last weekend's play-off game against the Ravens, it was an organization decision.
McCoy was a hot name in NFL circles for a number of NFL head coaching openings, but said he was careful with his decisions.
"I was just looking for the best place to go, really," he said. "Just understand not to take any job, because in our profession, you're either hired or fired. You've got to make sure you're not just making a move to say, 'Hey, I'm the head coach.' I wanted to make sure when I made that move with the help of (agent) Bob LaMonte, when we make this move to make an advancement in our career that we're making the right move and not just taking any job.
"We were not just going to take any job. This is a great fit for myself and my family and the organization."
As for what he will do in San Diego, McCoy didn't get too detailed, but emphasized that there will be change.
"There's not just one way to do this," he said. "We're going to work together as an organization. The Chargers have some done things differently in the past. There's going to be some change. (President Dean) Spanos and I and the rest of us talked yesterday about changing some things.
"There's a reason for change. Change is good some times in organizations. We just have to make the most out of the opportunity we have moving forward."
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