Chargers ‘salty’ and recharged after bye week

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SAN DIEGO–In one of the most peculiar press conferences of the NFL season, Mike McCoy repeated one word multiple times to describe his team: salty.

For those who don’t know, salty is a term typically used by the young generation that is essentially the equivalent to bitter or angry. 

“I’ll say we got a salty bunch here,” Mike McCoy said Wednesday. “(We’re) not very happy with our record at this point and at this time in the season we understand what’s at stake week in and week out from here on out.”

Whether McCoy picked up that word up from his children or the players, it is the epitome of what the Bolts should be feeling right now.

“They’ve worked their tails off, they really have,” McCoy said. “They’ve done everything we have asked of them. Like I said the key is to get back in the mindset of working the way we need to work and execute for a high-level for 60 minutes.”

The head coach showed a different side of himself talking about the time he spent with his family over the bye week, and spoke mostly about the team’s mentality.

Philip Rivers echoed similar sentiments as his coach. 

“I think more than anything, as salty as we are, you’re able to take a deep breath and go alright let’s go out and play this seven game season,” Rivers said. “So, I think it gave us a little time to get built back up a little bit.”

Both McCoy and Rivers said the team is recharged and ready to go for this Sunday’s battle against Kansas City. The Bolts are searching for their first win since Oct.4. 

Practice Notes:

Neither Malcom Floyd nor Ladarius Green practiced on Wednesday. Although Floyd’s injury was originally reported to hold him out for at least multiple weeks, he said he’s day-to-day. 

Manti Te’o, Orlando Franklin, Corey Liuget, Antonio Gates and D.J. Fluker were all limited in practice. Fluker was reportedly limited due to an illness. 

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Maxim Garshman

Maxim Garshman is a Bay Area native who now calls San Diego home. He has an expert voice on all things NHL and NFL, and currently works as the Chargers beat writer for Sports Out West.


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