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Mike McCoy: Philip Rivers must get 'back to the basics'

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...coy-philip-rivers-must-get-back-to-the-basics

    It's not outlandish to say that Philip Rivers' play will dictate the success or failure of the San Diego Chargers' 2013 season.
    Rivers' inconsistency has critics swarming, but new coach Mike McCoy believes his quarterback will have a "great year" as long as the team simplifies things.
    "We got to get him going back to the basics," McCoy said Monday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."
    "Take what the defense gives you. Don't be afraid to check it down. You don't have to make that big play every play."
    McCoy said Rivers gets in trouble when he tries to do too much, but it's on the entire offense to become more consistent.
    "We are going to do some different things in the passing game with him to raise the completion percentage, get the ball out of his hand a little bit quicker," McCoy said. "Help the offensive line. Run the football better. That's the key. You have to run the football."
    Rivers' 2012 season arguably was his most inconsistent since taking over as the full-time starter in 2006. McCoy is known for getting the most out of his quarterbacks (see: Tebow, Tim), but if he isn't able to fix Rivers' current downward spiral, the quarterback's bloated contract will look even more heinous.
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    It's hard for me to believe that Rivers is at the crossroads of his career and seems to be in a make or break situation. Although, moving on didn't hurt Brees, I can't see lightning striking twice. Damn, when will the Bolts ever have the lightning strike???
     
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    Good to see McCoy hit the nail on the head and have the nads to say it.
    We'll see if Rivers can learn from it. Let's hope so, cause the team has enough other weak spots. Adding QB to the list would suck. We need another 5-7 years out of Rivers.
     
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    In order for Rivers to concentrate on the basics, he needs to regain his trust and confidence in the O-line
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If Rivers can't cut it he'll be gone like I've said before. McCoy does not appear to be the kind of HC to let things slide and I like that. However, he won with Tebow (sp) so I don't see how he cam lose with Rivers, then again, what in hell do I know??????.....................
     
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    Hit the nail on the head. Give PR17 solid play at left tackle and watch him rise back up the QB ranks.
     
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    Is Rivers cut yet?
     
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    Isnt there some RB you want to PMS on? :)
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I see Sponge Conc Poopy Pants is also in spring training and getting ready for the season!!!!
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