Despite drop in form, Mike McCoy insists that Rivers will have a superb season as the team’s QB.
New San Diego head coach Mike McCoy has dispelled rumours that Philip Rivers could be playing for his starting role this season, by giving the QB high praise this week.
Despite a strong start to his career, Rivers has dramatically declined in his production and performances since 2009, and this off-season has seen the start of reports that there may be some serious doubters towards his place in the starting lineup.
However, speaking after the team’s first week of off-season workouts, McCoy was very quick to praise the QB, and predicted a good year for him.
“Obviously he’s the leader of this organization and he’s going to have a great season,” McCoy said Thursday to MySantonio.com.
“He’s dying to be the very best,” McCoy said.
“You love the way he works every day. He comes in, he’s detailed, he’s asking great questions. It’s not just the basics of what he wants to know. He wants phase three of things.
“Right now we’re just in the beginning of the developmental stages of it. We want him to work within our system with everybody here for a couple of weeks of doing things and he’s asking questions of what we’re going to be down the road, which is great.”
The Chargers are in a season of transition, and are playing to low expectations from the fans. A new head coach, a change in offensive philosophy and young players throughout the roster, a lot of pressure and reliability will placed on Rivers’ shoulders to help the team perform well.
Despite the low expectations from the fans for the overall team performances, Rivers’ personal expectations are at an all-time high. With the emphasis on elite Quarterback play becoming ever more important, Rivers must prove he can play to that ability on a consistent basis, otherwise he may be walking a very tight line next year.