Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Gil Marlin, Nov 10, 2013.
Chargers 24 Broncos 0...
I like your thinking
The unknown fisherman
until halftime? Then the broncos dump 35 on them? I think I've already read that book
The old man gets put on the IR list today.............
No, this is the sequel to that book and it has a happy ending...
Chargers win 31-27
Mike McCoy spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos before becoming head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
Whenever a player or coach faces a former team, he has the opportunity to take advantage of the secrets and knowledge acquired at the previous stop.
The San Diego Chargers are hoping coach Mike McCoy, who spent the past four years with the Denver Broncos, can craft a plan to slow down Peyton Manning and the NFL's most explosive attack when the rivals face off Sunday. The Broncos will make adjustments in an attempt to keep their former offensive coordinator from getting a bead on their game plan, but McCoy's firsthand experience definitely will help him prepare his troops for this key AFC West bout. Meanwhile, the Broncos' coaching staff must prepare without John Fox, whose health situation has forced Jack Del Rio to take over as interim coach.
Here's why McCoy might be able to give his team an inside edge:
1) McCoy knows the strengths and weaknesses of Denver's personnel.
During McCoy's tenure with the Broncos, he played a major role in acquiring most of the talent currently on the roster, from offering his opinions on potential draftees to studying the top free agents available each offseason. McCoy extensively studied most of Denver's offensive players and constructed game plans around their collective strengths and weaknesses. This gives him a unique perspective on how to attack the Broncos from a tactical standpoint.
For instance, McCoy's relationship with Manning likely featured plenty of conversations about the quarterback's favorite plays to run in certain situations. They also undoubtedly discussed which blitzes and coverages give the veteran the most problems, and how certain tactics disrupt his rhythm in the pocket. Additionally, McCoy knows Manning's limitations as a passer, including his underwhelming arm strength, velocity and touch on vertical throws. As a result, McCoy can advise the Chargers' defenders on how to play against the wily veteran.
McCoy's knowledge of the individual talents of Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas will allow him to provide the Chargers' secondary with keen insight on how to handle these dangerous playmakers in isolated matchups. McCoy will be able to clue in his defenders on each player's favorite route, and how they like to set up cornerbacks with various fakes and stems. Most importantly, he can advise his cornerbacks on which techniques or leverage positions present the most problems for each receiver. This should help the Chargers take away the deep ball on some of the double moves and vertical routes that have given other teams trouble this season.
Of course, effective defense against the Broncos begins at the line of scrimmage. I looked back at Denver's five losses over the past two seasons and found that the most successful defenses have been able to knock the offensive line off the ball and consistently harass Manning in the pocket. To do this, McCoy could give his defensive coaches a specific offensive lineman to target, based on his prior knowledge. For example, McCoy watched starting left tackle Chris Clark develop on the practice field in prior seasons before Clark was thrust into the starting lineup following Ryan Clady's season-ending injury in September. While Clark has played well in the Pro Bowl lineman's absence, he has just 12 career starts under his belt and surely has some weaknesses that can be exploited on passing downs.
All in all, McCoy coached four of the Broncos' starting offensive linemen last season. Therefore, the Chargers should be able to craft a plan that tests the skills of a unit that has surrendered just 11 sacks -- the second-lowest total in the league.
Yep. Chargers defense scores 14.
That would be nice... then we would win 38-0
Chargers win easy 31-13.
Broncos are more concerned about next weeks game against the Chiefs and there coach.
Broncos looking to sign Richie Incognito after he gets released later this week.
You heard it here first.
I heard Obama was going to make him an Ambassador to Africa......
and don't forget Tebow.
that might be an improvement for once.
I don't think your space bar is working right: Chargers 2 Broncos 40
Fuzzy Logic, just sayin. It's the every other week, along with the bolts win against teams they should lose to and lose to teams they should beat. Fuzzy Logic say's Bolts win buy 2 points. It's a division game. Anything can happen.
To all the BHG's
I only want to see Denver lose 2 games all season 1 loss today, and one loss in the playoffs. Other than that they can win all the rest.
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