Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday I was sent over some questions from our Chicago Bears site, Bear Goggles On, to get a preview for our Chargers game. Here are the responses I sent back out to his questions.
1. Is this season going to be Philip Rivers last in a Chargers uniform?
I fully expect Philip Rivers to be the quarterback for the Chargers next season, unless for some reason we have a top 5 pick. Can’t see that happening with a Philip Rivers led team, so he will be around. He didn’t have much help around him last season. He had no offensive line and his receivers really didn’t give him much help getting the football. The offensive line has been upgraded and the receivers are better than last year… at least it was better when Danario Alexander was healthy. Still might be better than what we started with last season.
2. After the first preseason game, how do you feel about Mike McCoy’s performance?
I am very impressed with how Mike McCoy has been handling the roster and the team. He is calm and handles the media well. He has full control of the team and will definitely be an upgrade over Norv Turner.
3. Which Rookies or Free Agents are you most looking forward to watching against theBears?
Our top 3 picks in this years draft are all impressive. Even the 5th and 6th round pick can contribute this year. D.J. Fluker will be starting on the right side of the line and will be an upgrade on our offensive line. Manti Te’o will start in the middle of the defense and could make a huge impact for the team. Keenan Allen will be getting a lot of reps with the injuries to the wide receivers in camp and could be a nice steal in the 3rd round.