Oct 9, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy during a timeout in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The New San Diego Chargers Head Men Can Talk The Talk


Just sitting back and listening to the new guys in town and it is easy to see how they knocked the socks off of Dean Spanos and Ron Wolf. Both Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy stepped up to the mic at their press conference and won fans over. They are charismatic, energetic and youthful, Both guys have proved that they can talk that talk.

Now it is time to prove that they can walk the walk!

What will they think when they finally sit down and study this roster? Will Mike McCoy see the talent that they have in Jared Gaither and think that they can shape him up or will they realize that he is a lazy slob and will kick him out the door?

People want to know if McCoy can fix Philip Rivers, but there is so much more that is wrong with the offense that needs fixing. Philip has struggled, but can McCoy and Telesco fix that offensive line? Can they fix Ryan Mathews? Can we finally get the right pieces for the secondary?

Before looking over the roster, the guys still need to fill out the rest of the coaching staff. They already lost Special Teams coach Rich Bisaccia to Auburn. John Pagano is in place as the defensive coordinator, but who will be the offensive coordinator under McCoy? Will they bring in other strong coaches to help build a winning atmosphere?

As the offseason progresses, we will learn more and more if these guys can back their talk up, by walking the walk. There are a lot of questions to be answered. So far they are taking the steps in the right direction. This is going to be one busy offseason!

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • Nick in PB

    This off season is going to be very busy for the staff and very insightful for the fan base! I am looking forward to seeing what type of change they bring. What they do to improve the offensive line. The players on this roster will have to get their sh*t together with the new boss in town. I have a feeling that the men will be separated from the boys. This is going to be very exciting! Go Bolts!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

      Totally agree! Having a new boss… especially one that is as serious as McCoy seemed in his presser… will make ANY employee tuck in their shirt, and stand up straight. Shoot… it might even give them a feeling of releif, after the “milque-toast” Norv Turner. Having that kind of discipline in place (compared to knowing that Norv is a pushover), might be refreshing to some of the players. The ones who don’t like it can probably pack their bags.
      I’m sure it sucked to always be working hard for a coach who had no fire, constantly bumbled through every game, was always trying to be “too nice” to the players, and was not liked by (almost) the ENTIRE city of San Diego! Not to mention losing games every year, that you should have won. A player gets paid to play hard, no matter what. However, it HAS to be frustrating when there is a general lack of discipline, and your coach fails to execute play-calling efficiently…. game after game.

      • Nick in PB

        Great insight Pete! As always! I always said that the problem with Norv and the players is that they couldn’t see the forest through the trees! The country club atmosphere in Charger Park was welcomed by most and although Norv was fairly brilliant, and the players believed in him, they really didn’t realize what they were missing in accountability and discipline. I think McCoy will get them back on track. Pete, we have to get RH over here. He’s been MIA!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

          I know… I miss that dude. He was always a great commenter.. made me laugh a lot. Hope he isn’t gone for too long.

  • 619chargers4life

    and we are moving on. next up D cor. stays.

  • Joey Nicks

    Leave Gathier for the dogs! Lets do a 1-2 punch to Denver and sign Ryan Clady!!!! I think it updraded from inprobable to possibility!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeforond Jayner Foronda

    bring back norv as OC LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/krickless Keenan Rickless

    Can we replace the team doctor now?

    • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

      YES!! None of this matter till he is gone! HAHAHA!

    • tubbs45

      Seriously, strength and condition crew may need to find new work as well. How many hammies can get pulled it a year? maybe we can get Gaither a deep tissue massage specialist for his vajayjay…

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        hahahahaha!!!! gaither needs a whole medical staff for himself

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    I get tired of the question “Whats wrong with Rivers?”, I really don’t think anything is wrong with him. I think it wouldn’t matter if it was Montana behind that offensive line, With no protection ANY QB is going to struggle! Fix the offensive line, establish as solid run game and create a system that utilizes the skill sets of our skill players and Rivers will be just fine! I really think with a defense that is starting to find its wings that the right person can come in and fix this offense, before you know it the rest of the league is saying WOW San Diego was a sleeping giant! Question is, is Mike McCoy the guy to right the ship? I think he can be.. Time will tell

    • Nick in PB

      You said it Brandon. There is nothing wrong with Phil that decent protection won’t fix. And McCoy is a step in the right direction!