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"We're not just going to be a zone-blocking scheme" - Mike McCoy

There has been a lot of speculation on the San Diego Chargers moving to a zone blocking scheme with the arrival of former Buffalo Bills o-line coach Joe D’Alessandris. D’Alessandris succesfully coached the Bills with the zone blocking scheme, but head coach Mike McCoy remains flexible with what kind of scheme the team will run.

“We’re not just going to be a zone-blocking scheme,” McCoy said. “We’ve never done that in the places I’ve been. We’re going to do what our players do best and do multiple types of runs and go from there.

“It’s going to be something we’re going to have to develop over time. We’re going to install a system, and I think you have to be careful of doing just one thing. We’re going to try to figure that out in the OTAs and the (other) offseason programs, and then you transfer that over to the preseason games and have the best plan possible for the opener.” – UT San Diego

Mike McCoy will be flexible. That is one of the biggest reasons that he is the new San Diego Chargers head coach. We will adapt our scheme to whatever players we have on the roster and we will put players in a position to succeed.

As more of the offseason unfolds, we will see what kind of scheme Mike McCoy is leaning toward. We will just have to look at the offensive lineman and we could get a good feel on the way we are going to run our blocking schemes. In the end, I believe that we will be moving more toward a zone blocking scheme. We might as well hide our cards now though. No need to share our hand with the rest of the league when we don’t have to.

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  • Pete Spinning

    Hide our cards is right.
    Now that Manning is going to have to change his game up, Denver will be looking for a way to stick it to us in some way. That’s probably why we haven’t heard too much about player evaluations yet. T & M said that was first order of business, after the senior bowl. I am certain they aren’t trying to give up too much info. It’s hard to make plans based on players that may, or may not, be on the roster. I don’t see Denver maKing too many changes after a 13-3 season… Just some tweaks, probably. That is pretty convenient for McCoy. You can only scramble the same eggs so many different ways.