Best 15-Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on January 3rd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….John Spanos-President Football Operations-Tom Telesco-GM-of team defend move to remove Coach Mike McCoy…saying the club has higher standards that were not being met…Praised McCoy for his hard work…Top quotes:

…Want teacher-motivator-communicator
…Want more than an X-and-O guy
…Has to be face of the organization-deal all facets including media-business-football
…Coach must be able to tie all ends of football operation together
…Change had to be made
…Head coaching experience is a plus but not deal breaker
…Will look at NFL head coaches-coordinators-college coaches
…Club has a higher standard of excellence
…Chargers are used to winning
…LA situation was not a distraction
…Injuries this year were a factor, but never before in years prior.
…Bright future next year if get all injured players back
…McCoy was a good coach-worked hard-developed a culture
…McCoy will be a head coach again
…McCoy hire was not a mistake
…20-assistant coaches remain under contract
…New coach will accept structure of organization that GM controls 53-man roster
…Refused to talk about low points of season-home crowds Raiders-Chiefs games
…Each person in organization needs to look in mirror-work harder
…Will not use a consultant this time around-used Ron Wolf when hired McCoy
…Chargers will have 7th pick in lst round of draft..

Chargers Players…Blame themselves for Mike McCoy losing job

Philip Rivers…Now seen 3-head coaches lose job-Schottenheimer-Turner-McCoy…Believes team is reopening a window to be really good….Says team has gone thru transition period in rebuilding roster-ready to win in 2017….McCoy gave us a chance to win each week…We let him down.

Matt Slauson..McCoy was great leader…Positive…Held team together thru all adversity.

Mike McCoy…says he expects to coach in 2017…Thanked Spanos Family for opportunity…Says he is a better coach now than 4-years ago

Chargers..Asking permission to interview Matt Patricia-Def Coor-New England..Vance Joseph-Def Coor-Miami amongst others

(Coaching)

Denver..Gary Kubiak says health issues are why he retired…could not handle coaching demands-hours of work.
Denver..Gets permission to interview Kyle Shanahan-Atlanta

Saints..Coach Sean Payton says he is committed to remaining in New Orleans.

Jacksonville..Will interview Mike Smith-Tampa Bay

49ers..Will interview and fill GM job first-then hire coach
49ers..Will interview Elliot Wolf-Brian Gutekunst-Green Bay Packers.
49ers..Owner Jed York reacting to criticism…”They don’t fire owners”
49ers..Fired coach Chip Kelly-this is bottom line business.
49ers..Chris Ballard-Chiefs Player Personnel Director backs out of interview

Buffalo..Owner Thomas Pegula says he does not run a dysfunctional organization.

New England..Tom Brady says Off Coor-Josh McDaniels ‘ready to be head coach again’.

Rams..Set up interviews with Josh McDaniels-Patriots..Sean McVay-Redskins..Doug Marrone-Jaguars…Matt Patricia-Pats.

Jets..Coach Todd Bowles expected to fire Off Coor-Chan Gailey.
Jets…Bowles says “Bad Excuse” to say team lacked chemistry problems.

(Teams)

Raiders..Rookie QB-Connor Cook-Michigan State to take snaps with #1-unit prepping for playoff games
Raiders..No medical update on injured left shoulder QB-Matt McGloin.
Houston..Brock Osweiler to start at QB in playoff game
Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor upset at benching 2-weeks ago.
Lions..QB-Matthew Stafford-since finger injury (3TD-5Int)…before injury (21TD-5Int)
Steelers..WR-Markus Wheaton-surgery-torn labrum
Bills..WR-Sammy Watkins told needs more foot surgery.
Houston..QB-Tom Savage remains in concussion protocol.

(Bowl Games)

Rose…USC-W-Penn State (52-49)…QB-Sam Darnold throws 27Y-TD pass with (1:20) left..then drives team for game winning field goal with no timeouts in rallying Trojans to win…K-Matt Boermeester hits 45Y-FG with (:02) left for win….Darnold (453Y-5TD) passing…Penn State QB-Trace McSorley (254P-4TD-3Int) in loss…Lions RB-Saquon Bailey (194Y) rushing…Trojans had (545Y)..Nittany Lions (465Y) in total offense…Penn State scored 4-touchdowns on 4-straight offensive plays in game.

Sugar Bowl..Oklahoma-W-Auburn…QB-Baker Mayfield (291P)-2TD in Sooners win
Cotton Bowl…Wisconsin-W-Western Michigan…Baders defense holds Broncos to (280Y).
Outback Bowl..Florida-W-Iowa..Gators QB-Austin Appleby (222P-2TD)

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……………(Basketball)………………….

Clippers-W-Phoenix…DeAndre Jordan (9P-19R)…LA snaps 6-game losing streak..

Lakers-Memphis..Tuesday night matchup…Lakers now (12-25)..have lost 14-of-16.

Atlanta..Put C-Paul Millsap and F-Kyle Korver on trade block.
Boston..G-Marcus Smart and C-Ty Zeller-hospitalized with viral infections
Charlotte..C-Cody Zeller placed in concussion protocol.

Duke..Coach Mike Kzyzewski leaves team to have back surgery-out indefinitely.

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……………….(Baseball)…………………….

Toronto….Blue Jays say not going forward with contract talks with slugger Jose Bautista…not willing to revisit 1Y-17M qualifying offer they made in November.

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………………………….(Hockey)………………………..

LA Kings-at-San Jose…Tuesday night hockey.
Columbus-vs-Edmonton…Blue Jackets have won 15-games in a row.

San Diego Gulls…D-Shea Theodore returned to AHL club from Anaheim Ducks.

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