The San Diego Chargers needed a new voice to lead their struggling team, and it appears that they have found their man in Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. McCoy has told the people in Denver that he has taken the San Diego job. This is a great move if you are a Chargers fan. McCoy has proven over the past two seasons that he can work with anyone be successful with any offensive scheme.
McCoy may be able to breathe some life into Philip Rivers again after two straight miserable seasons. Rivers is definitely on the backside of his career, but is still a better quarterback than what McCoy dealt with in 2011 with Tim Tebow. If McCoy can come up with an offensive system that gets the ball out of Rivers’ hands quicker, along with involving Ryan Mathews in the run game, San Diego could stop being a mediocre team soon.
McCoy is young with many new and great ideas and while the Broncos failed in the playoffs this season with Peyton Manning at the helm, McCoy should be able to get Rivers back on track at least. McCoy was a very hot candidate with almost all the teams looking for a new head coach. I think McCoy is in the right situation, and if San Diego can go out and get a wide receiver in free agency this offseason, along with getting everyone healthy, it could become a special first year for McCoy. The fate of McCoy will lie on the right shoulder of Phillip Rivers. If Rivers still struggles, it won’t be a fun time for McCoy in San Diego.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.