SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos and General Manager Tom Telesco spoke to the media Monday afternoon and answered questions about the firing of head coach Mike McCoy.
"Mike did a lot good things when he was here, but we didn't get where we needed to go," said John Spanos. "You look at the last two years - from a win-loss record standpoint - haven't been good enough."
Despite the Chargers dismal record, Spanos said there are a lot of good pieces on the team, as he now shifts his attention in finding McCoy's replacement.
Safety Darrell Stuckey agrees.
"This roster right now, healthy is a great inheritance for the next guy coming in and we have a great group," said Stuckey.
The Chargers season or lack of one isn't all being blamed on the head coach.
"Obviously I take some responsibility in this too," said Chargers GM Tom Telesco. "When we let a head coach go, it's a reflection of the general manager as well."
Firing McCoy is one thing, but the more important question they failed to address is just where the Chargers will be next season?
"I understand the fans want to know that, I want to know that too," said Spanos. "And again it's something we will hopefully know soon."
Which means we are still in limbo as the bolts have 13 days before the deadline to accept an offer by the NFL to move the franchise to the new Los Angeles Rams stadium in Inglewood.
"What I would tell our fans is the last two years have been hard in terms our product on the field," said Spanos. "It's something we are going to work tirelessly to get better."
What the Chargers are hoping to be better at is picking a good head coach one with these requirements according to Telesco:
"Can you teach? Can you communicate? Can you motivate? And can you lead a football team?" he said. "Those four things sound easy, but there's a lot that goes into it."
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Chargers players were scheduled to clean out their lockers Monday, a day after their season-ending loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and amid uncertainty about where they will play next season.The team also had a morning meeting Monday at Chargers Park and players gave reaction to the firing of McCoy: