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Marty-Ball Fired!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Again, utterly no reason to fire a coach who had a great season but lost a playoff game. Being a little short of perfection is no fricking reason to fire a coach.
  2. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    The timing of this is idiotic. If it was going to be done, it should've been done before the rest of the NFL raided SD's coaching staff. It's not like Marty and the GM have hated each other only since a bitter drunken dispute at the team Christmas party.

    But WTF do I care?
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

    A little short of perfection is losing the Super Bowl, not losing your opening playoff game after going 14-2. Of course, if Marty didn't have the albatross of repeated failures, he would still be around. But there just seems to be a culture of losing when it really counts that surrounds this guy.
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    How about Parcells to San Diego?
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    nice try, but no can do. he's still under contract to the 'boys.
  6. RayKinsella

    RayKinsella Member

    Just a shot in the dark, but what about John Fox. Raised in San Diego, been at Carolina for a while, maybe ready for some change.
  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    No, but a proven lack of postseason success is. He's 5-18 in the postseason. He goes batshit crazy when they stencil that little NFL Playoff logo on the field. In fact, the Chargers might well have finished 11-5 if road teams were allowed to do that.

    His playcalling in this season's loss to NE was just plain stupid. He ran the two best teams he had at KC into the ground, including an indefensible loss to the Jim-Harbaugh led Colts. San Diego WAS NOT going to a Super Bowl with Marty at the helm. No team will go to a Super Bowl with Marty at the helm.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    "Yeeeeeah, boyeeeeeeee!"
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    puh-leeze, people. let's keep it real.
  10. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    As much as we enjoying deriding Martyball, if A.J. Smith can think that he can find 500 other guys that can do a better job, knock himself out.

    I heard the aforementioned part on FSR when Siciliano spoke with Jay Glazer. Everyone and their mama knew that when Garrett was hired by Jerry, that Wade would most likely be the new Cowboys coach. Smith knew that, but as I look at it as an outside observer, Smith's hatred for Marty is so deep that instead of convincing Phillips to stay, he let him walk, told Marty that he could not bring anyone in to replace Cameron and Phillips, and clipped him just like that.

    But also consider this as well: Marty did turn down an extension, thus making him a lame-duck heading into 2007. Even by taking the extension, Marty was still on borrowed time and would have been shit-canned next season if the Chargers a) didn't make the playoffs and b) win the Super Bowl.

    Look, even with Marty's rep for melting down in the playoffs, going 14-2 and getting run out of town by a pissed off GM is bad timing. Who in the fuck is A.J. is going to get? I think A.J. is as much of the problem as Marty is. They just fucked this team internally and Spanos sided with A.J. and let it fester.
  11. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Russ Grimm? Ron Rivera?
  12. Dick Vermeil....

    Perfect stopgap for AJ Smith
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