OC Mike McCoy Looks Like the Real Deal
Ironically, new Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was calling plays against his old team on Saturday evening. McCoy spent four seasons as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers from 2013-2016. In his time in California, he won a playoff game in his first year but failed to reach the postseason after that. After getting fired on January 1st, 2017, he took the offensive coordinator job with Denver for the 2017 NFL season.
Luckily for Arizona, Denver fired McCoy in the middle of the 2017 season. I say that because he definitely looks like he knows what he’s doing and mixes things up nicely. On the most important drive, the first, McCoy proved that he knows how to put together a game plan. The Chargers run defense is weak, finishing the 2017 season No.31 in rush yards allowed per game, so McCoy pounded the rock to no end. Only two of the eight plays were of the passing variety, with just one running play resulting in negative yardage (-1).
When Josh Rosen came into the game, he also impressed me. There was a sequence before halftime where Rosen threw a near pick-six, committed a delay of game, and took a sack all in a row. McCoy, obviously knowing he needed to settle his rookie down and get something positive, drew up an easy screen pass that got the team moving forward. It was a small thing, yet it really showed a lot and proved that he understands the mental side of things.