Thursday, February 15, 2007

Schottenheimer Loses Job!

Did anyone see this coming? San Diego Chargers fired Coach Marty Schottenheimer after a 14-2 season!

Team President Dean Spanos cited a "dysfunctional situation" between Schottenheimer and General Manager A.J. Smith. This was after several of Schottenheimer's assistants left for head coaching jobs or coordinator jobs. Schottenheimer is due $3 million dollars for his final year on his contract.

Come on, why should Schottenheimer lose his job because some of his coaches left for other teams. They left because they had opportunities to become a head coach or a coordinator. They didn't leave because they did not like Schottenheimer or lose their job because the team was bad. They left because of their talents and opportunities to use those talents.

So much for having a winning seaon. NFL coaching jobs are not safe, but at least they get the rest of their contract money. $3 Million dollars for getting fired isn't all that bad.

What do you think should have occurred? Do you think the Chargers will be as powerful next year with an all new coaching staff?

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