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Chargers fans will see an old enemy return in Week 3 vs Jaguars

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The LA Chargers host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 in a game that is going to be very interesting to watch. Heading into the season, this looked like a blowout win for the Chargers. However, Justin Herbert is dealing with a rib injury and the Jaguars look much better than they were last season.

There is no bad blood between LA and Jacksonville and all Chargers fans want in this game is a win that keeps Justin Herbert healthy. That is safe to say.

That being said, there is an added dynamic to this game that most fans probably don't know about. An enemy returning back to Southern California looking to beat his former team. Someone who Chargers fans would love to embarrass on Sunday, as he embarrassed the franchise when he was employed by the team.

Those with a keen eye already know who we are talking about based on the featured image on this article.

Chargers fans will be rooting to embarrass Mike McCoy, who is now the Jaguars quarterbacks coach.

For those that memory-wiped these days from their memory, Mike McCoy is the former head coach of the Chargers. The Bolts were the only head coaching gig he was able to secure and it is not hard to see why, as things did not go well for him in San Diego.

While the Chargers did make the playoffs in his first season, the team then missed the playoffs the next three years and the last two seasons with him running the show were particularly bad. The Bolts went a combined 9-23 in those two seasons. 2016 was particularly painful, as the 5-6 Chargers could have made the playoffs if they went on a run but instead, they lost their last five games.

McCoy then returned to be the Broncos' offensive coordinator the following season and was quickly fired before the season finished. Then he was hired by the Arizona Cardinals for the same role, only lasting until October 19 before getting the boot.

The former Chargers head coach then spent three years outside of the NFL and it appeared that his coaching career was over. That changed in 2022 when Doug Pederson hired McCoy to be the Jaguars' quarterbacks coach and help coach up first-overall pick Trevor Lawrence.

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Chargers fans know how rough that can be for Lawrence based on experience and the only thing we can say to him this upcoming Sunday is good luck.

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