Tom Telesco on his position as general manager: ‘I’m entitled to nothing’

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco spoke to reporters at the team’s end-of-season press conference last week about various subjects and laid out the team’s strategy for the future.

After a disappointing end to the Chargers’ season following a playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it seemed that the organization’s leadership might be on the chopping block as ownership and the fanbase pushes for postseason success without regard for who sits at the helm of the franchise.

For his part, Telesco knows that results are everything in the football business, and he made it clear in his comments that he knows that his role isn’t to be taken for granted.

“I’m entitled to nothing, and I don’t take my job for granted, at all,” Telesco explained. “There are some positives here. Understand that I’m not sitting up here saying that I deserve anything, that’s just the way that it is. I like where our roster is headed. I love the coaching staff, and we’re going to add to that coaching staff coming up, certainly on the offensive side of the ball.

“Seeing the passion right now, and even meeting some of the fans in Jacksonville that traveled to the game, it’s an exciting time here. But, like I said, I’m not entitled to anything. I work really hard at what I do. I put all of my time, effort and energy into this job, because if you don’t, you can’t compete at this level. I’ve had great support from the Spanos Family, and it has been like that since the day that I arrived.”

With changes to the roster set to start at a breakneck pace over the next month or so, Telesco is sure to be hard at work plotting his course to the Super Bowl and ensuring his job is secure for the foreseeable future.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire