NFL notebook: Broncos' McCoy to become Chargers coach
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
1/16/13 at 2:57 AM
Mike McCoy is the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
The 40-year-old McCoy has been the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. He replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
McCoy's hiring comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs. The Broncos have won consecutive AFC West titles. McCoy tutored quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow in 2011, and Peyton Manning in 2012.
The coaching search was led by Tom Telesco, who was hired as Chargers GM last week. Telesco also is 40.
Chiefs' Reid adds Toub to coaching staff: New Chiefs coach Andy Reid hired former Bears assistant Dave Toub to direct special teams on Tuesday, and announced that he is retaining former Oklahoma head coach Gary Gibbs as the team's linebackers coach and defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas from the previous staff.
Reid announced the majority of his coaching staff late last week, including Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator and Bob Sutton as the defensive coordinator.
Toub has spent the past nine seasons with the Bears. Prior to that, he worked with special teams and the defensive line for Reid in Philadelphia.
Clady pulls out of Pro Bowl: Ryan Clady has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl because of an injury, presumably the balky shoulder that bothered him during the Denver Broncos' first-round bye but which didn't prevent him from playing in their loss to Baltimore.
Clady will be replaced by Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth.
The Broncos might still get five players to the Pro Bowl because Demaryius Thomas is next in line at receiver.
Thomas would get his first trip to the annual all-star game if New England beats the Ravens in the AFC championship this weekend because Patriots receiver Wes Welker would have to skip the Jan. 27 game to prepare for the Super Bowl.
Packers QB to skip Pro Bowl: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says injuries to "multiple lower extremities" will keep him out of the Pro Bowl later this month.
Rodgers was to be the NFC's starting quarterback. But the reigning NFL MVP said on his weekly radio show on Milwaukee's ESPN 540 AM on Tuesday that he didn't pass his year-end physical. He wouldn't get into specifics.
Houston 19, Cincinnati 13
Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10
Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
Seattle 24, Washington 14
Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT
San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31
Atlanta 30, Seattle 28
New England 41, Houston 28
NFC: San Francisco at Atlanta, 2 p.m. (KOKI-5/23, KYAL-97.1)
AFC: Baltimore at New England, 5:30 p.m. (KOTV-6, KYAL-1550)
At New Orleans
AFC champ vs. NFC champ, 5 p.m. (KOTV-6, KYAL-97.1)