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Schottenheimer and Chargers can't get along

Schottenheimer loved his players

The timing may seem a tad strange but there is nothing about the dismissal of Marty Schottenheimer that should be. The signs were all there. Even Schottenheimer noticed the edge things had begun to take were sharper than before.

Never has a coach led his team to the best record and been fired - until Monday. As a proponent for keeping Schottenheimer, it is odd for me to turn the tables and find the common ground the Chargers found. The facts are simple: Schottenheimer and general manager A.J. Smith never got along. Mending fences was never an option for the stubborn men. But that is just a small part of the reason...

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