Coach Mike McCoy softens the Chargers' message regarding Joey Bosa's continued absence because of a contract impasse.
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Why the Chargers need Joey Bosa
Only the Falcons' pass rush has been more anemic than the Chargers' over the last three seasons. Unsurprisingly, teams that don't get after the quarterback don't usually win.
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Chargers HC Mike McCoy on the message to his players so Joe Bosa contract situation does not become a distraction: "We all want him here. He knows that. He's a very talented player and we saw that from the very first day that he was here. He is just going to makes us that much better when he gets here."
How long will Joey Bosa's holdout last?
The only previous San Diego rookie to hold out under the new CBA, Corey Liuget, agreed to terms after eight days. Joey Bosa is already up to 28. That's only 22 short of Quentin Jammer's holdout in 2002.
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A closer look at Bosa's standoff with the Chargers
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Joey Bosa can't be traded this year, and there should still be a lot of motivation for both the Chargers and Bosa to get a deal done before Week 1.
Which side looks worse in Chargers, Bosa dispute?
Max Kellerman explains why he feels the Chargers look bad for the way they are handling Joey Bosa's contract situation.
Chargers GM Tom Telesco didn't figure to be in a jam with Joey Bosa, but now believes his team will have to make due with what it has.
Chargers have a history of holdouts
San Diego's standoff with Joey Bosa looks awfully familiar. The team also took a while to come to terms with its first-round pick in 2001 (LaDainian Tomlinson), 2002 (Quentin Jammer) and 2004 (Philip Rivers, via trade). Antonio Gates also held out for a new deal in 2005.
The statement the Chargers released on their negotiations with Joey Bosa amounted to bullying, and it speaks to a hard line they had no reason to take.
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