Tuesday, June 11, 2013
McCoy and Chargers fitting well together
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- Some notes from the Chargers’ minicamp Tuesday:
New coach Mike McCoy seems to have the trust of his players. It appears the group, which has been coached by Norv Turner since 2007, has totally bought into McCoy and there is a strong chemistry building between the players and the coaching staff.
McCoy may never win any awards for his media candor, but his players have been struck by him and that is what’s most important.
- McCoy has been talking up quarterback Philip Rivers all offseason. Tuesday was no different: “Philip is going to have a great year. There’s no doubt in my mind.”
- New running back Danny Woodhead looks good. He is versatile and I expect him to be a part of a lot of packages in the offense.
- Undrafted rookie free agents, cornerback Kenny Okoro and safety Jahleel Addae, have had strong springs. If they continue to perform well in training camp, they could be in the mix for the 53-man roster.
- His new teammates have clearly taken to D.J. Fluker. The first-round pick was the voice of the team’s huddle to start minicamp Tuesday. That says a lot about the offensive lineman. Players and coaches are raving about Fluker.
- McCoy is excited about adding pass-rusher Dwight Freeney to the defense. Even though Freeney has excelled in a 4-3 defense, McCoy reiterated Tuesday he has no worries that Freeney will fit into the Chargers’ 3-4 defense. The team is often multiple in its looks on passing downs.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that linebacker Takeo Spikes will visit the Rams this week. He was with the Chargers last season.