The "lack of confidence" is not really what happened Slothus. He had a highly publicized poor relationship with the GM.
At least that's the story I've heard everywhere.
Yeah, I mentioned that...HERE
Marty ball IS over (Schott is fired)
Ha! Called it, but it really was a no brainer after all wasn't it though? Seeing his playoff track record and relationship with his GM weren't good.
EDIT: The teams(chargers) loss of crucial coordinator staff surely didn't help Marty's position; if anything, it showed there lack of confidence in him
They DID have a lack of confidence in him...let see, if they lost all their coordinators(who were relaying messages, heard by everbody
and since the GM relationship was at a disfunction.. then they certainly didn't have confidence in
Marty to continue without that odd communication patch no longer intact.
It's an easier story to release to the media about the relationship issues being a major factor than just coming out and saying that a team is not confident that THAT coach can EVER guide them to a SB. It also was wrote that the GM and owner badly wanted a SB win this year. I don't think it's coincidence at all when they had the season they had and expected greatness only to have very 'uncharacteristic play' envelop and lead to a first round exit
loss and have Marty as the coach too. They (chargers team) have plenty of Marty playoff blunders in playoffs to look at. The team didn't seem ready for this game to me-who's fault is that? Who prepares them for the game? The team got cocky with an early lead- so how was that handled by Marty in his halftime talk. Stupid unsportsmanlike penalties? It's like nobody led
the team to focus. The main reason for Marty's playoff exits is he has really been outcoached, period.
The 2006 Chargers were not 'over achievers' they were that
I would say their head coach was an underachiever, obviously. An actual rare day believe it or not when they need more than their talent, they needed a coach to help them...the last coach I want is Marty.
I think Singeltary is their best option for a coach right now.