SAN DIEGO – A little testy and animated immediately after his team’s loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy was much more reserved in front of reporters on Monday.
McCoy remains steadfast in that his team can get things turned around at 2-5, with games on the road against the Baltimore Ravens and at home on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears on the docket before a bye in Week 10.
“I think the players have bought in,” McCoy said. “Like I’ve said time and time again, they’ve worked extremely hard. We’ve just got to keep grinding. That’s what we’ve got to keep doing.”
Safety Eric Weddle said he and his teammates have to continue to trust in each other.
“This is the greatest team sport for a reason -- one guy can’t win or lose a game,” Weddle said. “You win and lose as a team. We’ve just got to keep hammering that home as an older guy, and keep expressing it as a younger guys and everyone. Just do your job, and rely and trust that everyone else will do theirs, and we’ll be successful.”
McCoy said that he talks with general manager Tom Telesco and president of football operations John Spanos each week, evaluating the game film and the progress players are making.
Asked if he expected any changes on his coaching staff, McCoy said no.
McCoy would not provide any details of those conversations with Telesco and Spanos.
“That’s between us,” McCoy said. “We talk every week. We go over the game plan. We talk about the plusses and minuses of our game, and how we’re going to play this week.”