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Chargers’ Philip Rivers on Mike McCoy hire: ‘I’m fired up’
- Updated: January 15, 2013
McCoy’s most recent accomplishments have involved maximizing the talents of Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and most recently Peyton Manning. For the Chargers and fans in San Diego, the hiring of McCoy is a breath of fresh air and a welcome change from the previous Norv Turner regime orchestrated by former Bolts’ general manager A.J. Smith.
Rivers on Tuesday said he’s looking forward to working with McCoy and even went a step forward and said he was his personal favorite candidate.
“I’m fired up, Rivers told The Mighty 1090’s “Darren Smith Show”. “I can honestly say this was the guy I was hoping for. I just feel great about it, I think, from a standpoint of where we are as a team and what we need, from a standpoint of energy, from a standpoint of newness.”
The 31-year-old Rivers is coming off the worst two-year stretch of his career since he took over the starting job in San Diego. He went just 7-9 in 2012 and threw for 3,606 yards and 26 touchdown passes, his fewest since the 2007 season. He added 15 interceptions and completed amassed an 88.6 quarterback rating. McCoy was a quarterbacks coach before joining Denver’s staff as a coordinator and will look to bottle up some of the success in the Mile High City and try to translate it to wins in San Diego.
“If you look at the offenses he’s been around for the last 13 years, they’ve done a lot of really good things, Rivers added. We’ve got to get back to being really good on offense, and we can be and we will be. It’s certainly more than a play call or a scheme, but collectively we can get that done, and I’m excited about coach McCoy leading that. “
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