The San Diego Chargers have hired division rival Denver Broncos OC Mike McCoy as their head coach. McCoy has been with the Broncos since 2009.
He has worked with multiple quarterbacks in the past. Recently, he has worked with Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow, and Peyton Manning. Orton was a veteran pocket passer, and all of a sudden, during the 2011 season, the offense suddenly morphed into a spread read-option based system with #15 at the helm.
In 2012, Tebow went out, and Peyton in. Manning led them to the Divisional Round of the playoffs, where they would ultimately fall to the Baltimore Ravens. Denver had a 13-3 record in the regular season, largely due of McCoy’s clever offense that helped Manning gel into his new team.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers has had Pro Bowl-level success in the past, but has slumped in recent years. The Chargers, 7-9, needed a spark last year.
McCoy will have the young offense running in no time. They have a lot of talent, but under former HC Norv Turner, the talent did not end up with increased numbers in the win column. In fact, their win number shrunk over the past few years.
McCoy was a great hire for the Chargers. He is innovative and very smart when it comes to X’s and O’s. Watch out for the Bolts in 2013.