Mike McCoy is trying to take the San Diego Chargers back to the playoffs. Philip Rivers has said that his best football days are ahead of him despite the fact that he has already passed his 30th birthday. McCoy thinks that Philip Rivers just needs to get back to the simple things to succeed.
“We have to get him going back to basics; take what the defense is giving you,” McCoy said in an interview on the NFL Network. “Don’t be afraid to check it down. You don’t have to make that big play every play. We are going to do some different things in the passing game with him, raise the completion percentage, get the ball out of his hand a little bit quicker, help the offense line, run the football.”
Rivers completed 64% of his passes, but the rest of his numbers were they lowest they had been in several years. McCoy thinks that Rivers is trying to put too much on his shoulders instead of working within the game plan. And that if he can take some of that weight off his shoulders he can succeed.
“You don’t have to do it by yourself. Everyone in the organization – offense, defense, special teams – we all have to play better. That is the way we are going to approach it,” McCoy said.