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Mariucci has interest in the Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Mariucci has interest in the Chargers
    Posted by Mike Florio on December 23, 2012, 7:18 PM EST
    With San Diego moving closer to what G.M. A.J. Smith called in October a “new era of Chargers football,” a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested.
    Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported duringFootball Night in America that Steve Mariucci is interested in coaching the Chargers, if the Chargers are interested in him.
    Mariucci has been employed as an analyst with NFL Network since being fired by the Lions after the 2005 season. From time to time his name has surfaced in coaching scuttlebutt, but he has not yet shown any real interest in returning to the game.
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    Peter King is a good name for a porn star. I suppose if he said it then it must be true. I believe him as much as I believe this guy:

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  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    When was the last time this schmuck was either relevant or worth a damn?
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    No thanks
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    NEXT!!!!!!!!!!. I'd rather have Chucky.
     
  6. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    Mooch categorically denied it on NFL Network...
     
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  7. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    He's not at the top of my wish list, but I would prefer him over Norv.
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    That means nothing. They always categorically deny rumors.
     
  9. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Over Norv? You gotta aim higher than that.
     
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    He's above Norv but frankly based on poor record I'd rather take McDaniels over him
     
  11. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    Really?! Nooooooooo... :laugh:
     
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  12. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    And I'd rather have Bruce Arians over Mooch or McDonut...
     
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  13. Blue Bolt

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    So, Dean already turned him down...... that was fast. :D
     
  14. SuperCharger92

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    God please no.. I love Mooch but he has to stay on NFL Network please..
     
  15. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    I think that the Harry & David's store at the Carlsbad outlet mall carries "Mooch Munch" with peanuts or cashews...
     
  16. CoronaDoug

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    Mariucci denies interest in Chargers job, sort of

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 24, 2012, 2:03 AM EST

    AP
    During Sunday’s edition of Football Night in America, Peter King reported that former 49ers and Lions coachSteve Mariucci is interested in coaching the Chargers, if the Chargers are interested in Mariucci coaching the Chargers.

    So King supplied it, and Mariucci has denied it. Sort of.

    “I would never comment on a coaching job where there’s a coach in place, and the coach down there in San Diego happened to be a very good friend of mine, Norv Turner,” Mariucci said during an appearance on NFL Network. “There’s no way I would ever discuss this right now, I don’t know where it comes from. Let’s just stop the nonsense, OK? Please.”

    Note that Mariucci never says that he’snot interested in the job.

    So, frankly, it’s nonsense to suggest that King is anything other than right on the money. He wouldn’t pull such an outside-the-box possibility out of thin air if there wasn’t something to it.

    From Mariucci’s perspective, he’s saying what he has to say. It’s bad form for coaches to sniff around jobs that already are filled.

    Still, I’ve been around King long enough on Sundays to know how he works and how he gets what he gets. He’s got no reason to embellish or exaggerate or fabricate.

    None of it means that Mariucci will be hired by the Chargers. After all, he’s been out of the business longer than even Bill Cowher. And Mooch, while a very good coach, a great guy, and a fine analyst, hasn’t been on the “A” list since former Lions CEO Matt Millen fired Marty Mornhinweg and made a Rooney Rule-breaking beeline for Mooch.

    Still, there’s no way King would say Mariucci is interested in the job if King didn’t have clear and credible reasons for believing that Mariucci is interested, regardless of whether Mariucci is willing to talk about the job while someone else still has it.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/24/mariucci-denies-interest-in-chargers-job-sort-of/
     
  17. Blue Bolt

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    Classic non-denial denial.
     
  18. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    I think Mooch is rad, but that's as an analyst and human being. Not really the change I would want after being, essentially, retired for so long.

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  19. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    Mariucci is a "players coach" along the lines of Norv. We probably should turn away from that style of "leadership" to make it less of a "country club" and more like football team. I am hoping the new coach can get this team to perform at 100% effort every game, not just when the players "want to".
     
  20. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    One thing that just dawned on means to what could be a pretty good indicator of "Which Dean" we've got:
    Pay attention to which candidate we interview to satisfy the Rooney Rules (requirement that a minority coaching candidate be interviewed before a non-promotional hire - i.e. a hire from within - can be made). There are a number of very worthy and quality minority candidates out there in the form of Winston Moss, Ray Horton, Perry Fewell, etc. If Spanos really just wants to railroad through "his candidate" then we'll likely just see Charlie Joiner or Don Johnson get the RR interview for sake of getting the process done and over with. If we see a serious candidate used to satisfy the rule then there might be hope.
     

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