It is not always a good thing when a team goes up against a former coordinator.
This will be the first game in which Mike McCoy goes up against his former team. He became the Chargers head coach during the offseason after spending some time in Denver. His offensive mindset and working with Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning was what got him the recognition as coaching material, especially after he was able to change the offense in such a short time when his quarterback changed from Kyle Orton to Tebow to Manning.
But does having a coach who coordinated plays with Manning at the helm give the Chargers any type of advantage? Knowing Adam Gase, he has changed up some of the schemes that McCoy ran during his time with the Broncos. Gase has developed into quite the coordinator. Having the No. 1 total offense in the NFL is a real change from last season, when the team was not averaging a lot of points in wins and did not have a lot of weapons for Manning.
The Broncos also anticipate that McCoy might have some plays designed to disrupt Manning while he is in the pocket. So, I am sure Jack Del Rio is preparing with Gase on how to counteract that chance that it does happen. I do not believe that having McCoy gives the Chargers any type of advantage, but it will be a game to see if McCoy has something special planned for the Broncos after spending some time in Denver as the offensive coordinator.