San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy plans on keeping all 3 of his coordinators this season. Both Frank Reich and John Pagano have been under scrutiny this season for their gameplan and for their playcalls. We will see more from them in 2015. Mike McCoy was pleased with what they did last season.
“I think all of our staff did an outstanding job, not just the coordinators,” McCoy said Monday. “I think all three different coordinators did an outstanding job. I think the coaches did a great job adjusting from week to week with their game plans, going from week to week with transactions or roster moves we had to make. They did an outstanding job of using the players we had. And they will all be back, yes.”
A lot of fans are calling for Frakn’s head at the end of the season. The offense started out white hot with Philip Rivers playing at an MVP level, but they were unable to produce when the competition got tougher. The hot streak cooled off and the team struggled to put up points in the final stretch of games. The injuries to the offensive line and running game contributed to the team struggles on offense, but offensive coordinator Frank Reich got most of the fingers pointed in his direction.
Defensive coordinator John Pagano has been on the hot seat for a couple of seasons now. The defense didn’t start out hot this season, but warmed up as the season progressed. The competition got tougher and the defense stuck with the bend but don’t break philosophy. They held team’s to field goals in the red zone and forced some timely turnovers. The defense did better, but still could have seen more of a pass rush.
The special teams has been overlooked. Nick Novak’s leg is not going to get any stronger kicking off the ball, but the team did a strong job of covering kicks. There were some issues getting kicks blocked though. Donald Brown allowed Mike Scifres to get injured because of his poor blocking. The return game has been nonexistent for the last few seasons. The team needs to find more explosion in the return game.