Eric Williams

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I thought Norv Turner was a bad head coach. This guy has nothing on the current train wreck that is Mike McCoy (or Mike McTurner or Norv McCoy or Mike McNorv or Useless, as he is unaffectionately referred to in some circles).

This isn’t the first time I’ve said this and it certainly won’t be the last. Mike McCoy needs to go. He needs to go far, far away and he needs to do it quickly.

Let’s start with the obvious: 23-29 record as a head coach and that really doesn’t begin to describe how bad he truly is. Five wins, count them, F.I.V.E. over the last 20 games. That’s a 25% clip.

This season alone, through four games, he’s guided the ship to a single victory, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars who we all know have been terrible since 2010. He and his squad managed three come-from-ahead losses in the other games.

The Chargers lost games with fourth quarter leads eight times over those 20 games, per ESPN’s Eric Williams (http://www.espn.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/17764/grabbing-defeat-from-jaws-of-victory-a-closer-look-at-the-choking-chargers).  Let that sink in for a minute.  Eight come-from-ahead losses among those 15 losses since 2015.  50% of losses came in the fourth quarter.

Mike McCoy is NOT a closer. The Chargers have proven that they are NOT closers under his watch.

Divisional games are super critical, right? I mean, each divisional game amounts to two games in the standings for all intents and purposes.  Let’s look at divisional games, shall we? Winless in 2016. Winless! Meaning no wins. Zip, zilch, nada. In fact, the last divisional win was November 16, 2014 in a 13-6 barn-burner against the Raiders.

How about away games? One win in the last nine road games. One. That means 3-6 in the last nine home games.  So much for home field advantage.

McCoy is a wannabe. He got dubbed a great offensive mind while in Denver. He got lucky with Tim Tebow. He was Peyton Manning’s OC for a year. That makes him a wannabe OC. Hell, Peyton could make ME look like a genius. He’s a wannabe Belichick with his snippy, cryptic, cliche-laced post-game pressers.

Don’t forget his clock management skills. I don’t know how many, but McCoy has left countless points on the board, failing to call time outs late in the first half with his offense driving.

Let’s get more recent — a timeout was called on defense in the fourth quarter against the Saints when Drew Brees had two seconds left on the play clock. Two seconds! Who the hell does that? Well, who besides the second coming of Norv Turner, that is.

Blame injuries all you want. As much as the cliché “next man up” is going to make me lose my lunch, it’s just that. A freaking cliché. Yeah, we miss Keenan Allen, but he’s one player. Who knows, we might even miss Manti T’eo.

Might. Again, one player.

I can’t simplify things more than this: Mike McCoy sucks.  The Chargers suck with Mike McCoy as head coach. The time to fire him was yesterday and the day before that and the day before that….

 

Mike Pisciotta

@hawk_pie

 

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Football is finally in the air again as the San Diego Chargers take the field for their first training camp of 2016 in less than 24 hours. The camp will be free and open to the public. Rookies and veterans report Friday for physicals. On Saturday, ninety men will take the field at Chargers Park ready to make a name for themselves.

That is, all but one.

The saga surrounding the Chargers’ first round draft pick, defensive end Joey Bosa, continues. Bosa will continue his holdout and will be a no-show at training camp opening day. ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams posted the story below less than an hour ago detailing the particulars of the holdout. The story also includes an ESPN Cover 2 segment moderated by Trey Wingo about the Bosa holdout.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/17170932/unsigned-rookie-joey-bosa-report-san-diego-chargers-training-camp

The issue is money. Bosas’ management team, CAA, wants Bosa to have no offset language in his contract. In short, he wants to be paid his full guaranteed monies regardless of whether he is still a member of the Chargers at the end of his rookie deal or not.

If for some reason Bosa is released and signed by another team before the end of his contract, without offset language, the Chargers would still have to pay Bosa the full value of his contract even if he is playing for another team and getting paid by said other team. The Chargers have not allowed this provision to any player on the roster and don’t plan on starting now.

The negotiation continues but by holding his stance and holding out as camp opens, Bosa puts himself behind the eight-ball when it comes to performing on the field when the games count for real. His teammates will forgive him as every player in the locker room understand trying to get as much money as possible while you can.

Where Bosa will sour himself to his teammates and fans is if he shows up and underperforms or is slow adapting to the playbook. If he plays and provides 8-10 sacks and a proficiency for bringing down the ball carrier, al will be forgiven. Time will tell.

Saturday, the clock starts ticking.

 

Bolt Up!!

 

 

The Greg One

 

 

#TrainingCamp2016

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Only three weeks of quiet remain before training camp begins for the San Diego Chargers. There are still newsworthy pieces afloat on the web and after scouring the internet, here are five worthy submissions for your reading enjoyment.

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Joey Bosa will continue to be news until he signs his contract. More analysis courtesy of ESPN below:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:16923285

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ESPN Chargers writer Eric Williams asks in an AFC West round table if the Bolts can go from worst to first. Check out the responses from the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos writers here:

http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/16497/afc-west-qa-can-the-chargers-go-from-worst-to-first-in-the-afc-west

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Center Max Tuerk became the last 2016 draft pick not named Bosa to sign on the dotted line on Thursday. Around The NFL writer Marc Sessler wrote about it here:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000673493/article/max-tuerk-signs-contract-with-san-diego-chargers

 

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Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a training camp preview of the offensive line. Read it here:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/08/slauson-dunlap-fluker-franklin/

 

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Courtesy of Hayley Elwood of Chargers.com, right tackle Joe Barksdale gets the profile treatment. Read the insightful piece here:

http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/07/07/chargers-2015-lineman-year-taking-nothing-granted

 

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In case you missed it, read my two-part series breaking down the Chargers’ offense, including position-by-position points projections here. Give it a read and tell me if you agree or diasgree.

http://boltblitz.com/?p=21128 Part. 1

http://boltblitz.com/?p=21222 Part. 2

 

Stay tuned to Boltblitz.com for the latest in Chargers news. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

 

Bolt Up!!

 

The Greg One

 

#TelescoMagic

The San Diego Chargers have completed week two of OTAs and there is plenty of news springing from camp this week. Here’s a look at a few of the stories that are making the rounds in the national media.

Aug 2, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Brett Boyko (73) during training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 2, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Brett Boyko (73) during training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

From the San Diego Union-Tribune, Michael Gehlken writes about the addition of offensive lineman Brett Boyko. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/02/chargers-sign-brett-boyko-offensive-line/

Where does Pro Football Focus project the Chargers to finish in 2016? Find out here. https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-steelers-own-top-spot-in-first-2016-afc-projections/

ESPN Chargers staff writer Eric Williams provides some insight into the mindset of Denzel Perryman as he heads into his second season. http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/16392/denzel-perryman-avoids-bold-predictions-lets-play-do-the-talking

ICYMI: Dan McLellan breaks the news that GOP Chairman admits the GOP opposes Chargers Fan Initiative to build a new stadium. http://boltblitz.com/?p=20966

Finally, a couple from Chargers.com. Site editor Ricky Henne opens his mailbag and answers questions about undrafted rookies, Jatavis Brown, the powder blues and more.  http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/06/02/mailbag-who-hardest-hitting-charger

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With the NBA Finals officially underway, who are your favorite Chargers rooting for? Henne provides the answer here: http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/06/02/cavs-or-warriors-bolts-pick-sides

Stay tuned to BoltBlitz for all the latest news! We will be covering the LT5k on Saturday, June 11. Please come out and lend your time and support to a great cause headed by our favorite son, Ladainian Tomlinson!

On June 12, BoltBlitz is throwing a huge Chargers fans meet-up at the Tilted Kilt in Mission Valley. There will be guest speakers, local TV and radio personalities, raffles of autographed Chargers merchandise and don’t be surprised to see a player or two hanging with you! This will be the biggest Chargers fan weekend of the year to date.

Be there!!!

 

Bolt Up!!

 

The Greg One

 

#SaveOurBolts

 

Time to talk a look around the web and see what others are writing about the team from America’s Finest City. The San Diego Chargers have been in the headlines more than usual this offseason. Here is a quick look at what the fuss is about.

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Associated Press writer Bernie Wilson posted a piece on Yahoo Sports on Joey Bosas’ first day of minicamp. Read it here:

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/chargers-rookie-joey-bosa-back-element-235751391–nfl.html

Ricke Henne from Chargers.com has a great piece on how the Bolts managed to keep the selection of Bosa a secret. Read it here:

http://www.chargers.com/news/bosa

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Chargers beat writer Eric Williams has a new piece on ESPN.com on Derek Watt and the one thing he does better than his Pro Bowl brother J.J. Read it here:

http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/16231/derek-watt-has-older-brother-j-j-watt-beat-at-one-thing-catching-passes

 

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How is CFL transplant Dexter McCoil looking in camp? Williams covers that topic also. Read the latest on the hybrid safety here:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/204311/versatile-dexter-mccoil-fills-hybrid-safety-role-for-chargers

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Finally, it wouldn’t be a complete day in San Diego without the latest stadium speculation. San Diego Union-Tribune writer Kevin Acee asks if Mayor Faulconer will be a help or hindrance in the movement to build a new stadium for the Chargers. Read it here:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/may/20/mayor-may-not-be-burning-down-chargers-stadium/

Thanks for stopping in and checking out the news of the week as we bolt around the interwebs. Stay bolted up and locked in to Boltblitz.com for all the Bolts news and upcoming events!

 

Bolt Up!!

 

The Greg One

 

#newsyoucanuse

 

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