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Old 02-12-2007   #1
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Default Chargers fire shottenheimer..

just heard it on ESPN.. They lost cameron couple weeks ago and then Wade philips.. One of them was supposed to take over, now one is the coach at miami and the other at Dallas... Weird how this happened.

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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

I have to say this would be next to crazy if they did this. Its no wonder Daddy Manning wouldn't let his child go out there.
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

dumbest thing ive ever heard. Hadn't LT said to keep him?
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

The Rumor is fact.......Chirs Mortenson is reporting. Wow.......there must have been some serious friction between AJ Smith and Schottenheimer over the last week. Where in the world will the Chargers get a head coach now? Ron Rivera? The coaching wire looks pretty bare right now........
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The Rumor is fact.......Chirs Mortenson is reporting. Wow.......there must have been some serious friction between AJ Smith and Schottenheimer over the last week. Where in the world will the Chargers get a head coach now? Ron Rivera? The coaching wire looks pretty bare right now........
I'd like to think they'd leave the defense alone and go out and get a offensive minded coach though i'm not sure how you replace cam. If they knew they were going to fire him why did they not make sure they had cam locked up?
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

Or maybe Aj Smith was waiting for all the other jobs to be filled. He did'nt want Marty to be a headcoach anywhere this coming season...
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Damn, who are the Chargers going to get?
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Damn, who are the Chargers going to get?
Bill Cowher?
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Bill Cowher?
Cowher wont coach till at least 08....
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Damn, who are the Chargers going to get?
Parsells ?
Yea, Marty and the GM, who hate each others guts for openers, must have really duked it out in the last few days ?
But its really a high compliment to the HC to have both his OC and DC
hired by other programs in the same offseason, especially those rated as high as Miami and the Cowboys.
I dunno, guess the GM and owner didn't see it that way ?
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

wow....that's kinda' crazy to fire a HC after such a great season. yeah, they lost in the playoffs, but 31 teams will always be losers every year. This makes me lose a little respect for the organization, to be honest.
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

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Sources close to Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers said the coach was fired by the team Monday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

Schottenheimer and Chargers general manager A.J. Smith have been having disagreements over staffing after losing a number of assistants. Dean Spanos, the team president, told Schottenheimer on Monday that it wasn't going to work between him and Smith.

Three days after the Chargers melted down in a stunning 24-21 playoff loss to New England, Spanos decided that bringing Schottenheimer back for the final year of his contract gave San Diego its best chance to win.

Schottenheimer, though, declined the team's offer of a one-year extension for 2008 worth $4.5 million, with a $1 million buyout.

"Right now, I wasn't comfortable accepting it," Schottenheimer told the Associated Press shortly after the season. He would have earned more than $3 million in 2007.

With a regular-season record of 200-126-1 with Cleveland, Kansas City, Washington and San Diego, Schottenheimer is the most successful coach never to have reached the Super Bowl.
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

This is the stupidest crap I've ever heard. How the hell does a coach get fired after going 14-2, no wonder this team used to be the laughing stock of the NFL. Decisions like this will send them straight back to mediocrity, I'm sure LT is pissed.
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This is the stupidest crap I've ever heard. How the hell does a coach get fired after going 14-2, no wonder this team used to be the laughing stock of the NFL. Decisions like this will send them straight back to mediocrity, I'm sure LT is pissed.
From the above post, it sounds more like Shott declind his extension
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

No way to explain letting both coordinators go and then fire the HC right after. Is Charley in there somewhere pulling strings?
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From the above post, it sounds more like Shott declind his extension
oh ok, I didn't bother reading it, just saw Schott. fired all over my tv.
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From the above post, it sounds more like Shott declind his extension
Wasn't he still under contract for 2007 though, and just declined the 2008 extension?
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This is what happens when egos are bigger than the team itself...
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Default Re: Chargers fire shottenheimer..

Mike Sherman as their new HC?
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