Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Broncos coordinator to coach Chargers

SAN DIEGO — Mike McCoy's interview with San Diego went so well that both sides felt he was a perfect fit to become the Chargers' new coach.

McCoy had one thing to do, before accepting, so it was a good thing Chargers president Dean Spanos' private plane was at his disposal.

"There was no doubt in my mind when I got back on that plane to go back home," said McCoy, the former Broncos offensive coordinator introduced Tuesday as San Diego's coach. "They wanted to keep me here (Monday) night. But I said, 'I've got to talk to my wife about this before. If I made the decision without talking to my wife, I might get in a little trouble.' "

McCoy, wife Kellie and their two children flew to San Diego to take the job. "Without a doubt we knew this was the place we wanted to be," said McCoy, who signed a four-year contract.

McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after a 7-9 finish and a third straight season out of the playoffs.

The move comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a double-overtime home loss to the Ravens.

PRO BOWL CHANGES: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says injuries to "multiple lower extremities" will keep him out of the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl. Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth was named to the AFC roster to replace Denver's Ryan Clady.

BILLS: New coach Doug Marrone turned to several of his former assistants at Syracuse in continuing to fill his staff. Buffalo announced the hiring of 10 assistants including former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley, who will coach that position. Donnie Henderson, who will coach defensive backs, has been a defensive coordinator with the Jets and Lions.

BRONCOS: Cory Undlin was promoted to secondary coach, replacing Ron Milus on the heels of a tying 70-yard touchdown pass in the waning seconds of regulation in Saturday's double-overtime loss to Baltimore in the AFC division round. "This wasn't about one play or one game," coach John Fox said, according to the Denver Post.

CARDINALS: Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will be interviewed for the coaching position, AP reported. The team had San Diego's McCoy on its list of candidates.

EAGLES: Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley arrived for his second interview for the coaching job.

PACKERS: Three days after Green Bay was gouged by San Francisco for 579 yards, coach Mike McCarthy said he will evaluate everyone on his staff but is "very confident" defensive coordinator Dom Capers will return.

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