McCoy may be at top of Chargers' list

January, 14, 2013
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Now that the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl dreams have been derailed, they act as a coaching feeder outlet for the AFC West again.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is interviewing with the Chargers on Monday, and he may be a top candidate for the job. Schefter reported McCoy and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley (he interviewed with San Diego on Thursday) could be the two candidates the Chargers are zoning in on.

Also, Schefter reported that the San Diego job is the job McCoy is really shooting for. McCoy is arguably the hottest head-coaching candidate this year, as essentially every team with an opening has or will interview McCoy.

McCoy is popular because he is a young offensive mind and he's had success with both Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning in Denver. The Chargers’ offense needs both a new philosophy and more talent. If Bradley gets the job, the Chargers will be enhancing their top area of need, but they will still have to find a way to improve the offense.

San Diego is talking to several candidates including Lovie Smith, Bruce Arians and Jay Gruden and Ken Whisenhunt.

If McCoy gets the San Diego job, it will be the second straight year an AFC West foe has plucked Denver’s staff. Last year, Oakland hired Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as head coach.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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