Following last season, after a tumultuous 4-12 campaign, the Chargers gave coach Mike McCoy a one-year contract extension to increase stability and show confidence in their coach.
Yet just four games into an injury-riddled season, McCoy's job status is once again an open question following three blown fourth-quarter leads and a 1-3 start.
The team's brass won't back itself into a corner with votes of confidence that often ring hollow, nor will it limit its options going forward. It's simply committed to winning and will do what it feels best to make that happen.
Still, this year has not gone like anyone imagined. Several stars have suffered major injuries, including Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead and Jason Verrett. First-round pick Joey Bosa hasn't even played yet, though he will Sunday. All of those are factors. But the team has also put itself in position to win regardless, only to let it all slip away.
McCoy is still the same coach who went 9-7 two years in a row. But that could change based on the next two weeks.