SAN DIEGO -- Thoughts from the Chargers’ training camp practice Wednesday:
Coach Mike McCoy spoke to his team for an extended period at the conclusion of practice. He has the attention of this team.
McCoy, 41, was asked to reflect on his journey to coaching on the sideline Thursday night against visiting Seattle in his first game as a head coach. He credited several coaches in his life all the way down to his Little League days and his parents’ upbringing.
U-T San Diego reports starting receiver Vincent Brown will not play Thursday. It is not surprising. He is coming back from a hamstring injury. It doesn’t appear that running back Danny Woodhead will play, either. He has been out with an undisclosed injury for nearly a week.
McCoy backed up general manager’s Tom Telesco’s tact that the Chargers have good depth at receiver even after the season-ending knee injury starter Danario Alexander suffered Tuesday. Alexander’s career has been intercepted by major knee injuries since his college days. McCoy expressed how badly he felt for Alexander. Fellow receiver Robert Meachem called the injury “heartbreaking.”
McCoy expressed how little the current depth chart means. He said all it is, at this point, is “a piece of paper.” Lots of jobs still to be won and lost, starting with Thursday’s preseason opener.