Monday, January 28, 2013
No-huddle coming to San Diego?
By Tim Kavanagh
Under the guidance of former HC Norv Turner, the San Diego Chargers didn't do a lot of work out of the no-huddle. But a number of other teams around the league have adopted the strategy in recent campaigns, and with the coaching change for the Bolts this offseason, Philip Rivers and Co. may be amongst the next adopters.
New Chargers HC Mike McCoy -- who made use of the strategy with Peyton Manning in Denver in 2012 -- was asked if the system could be deployed with Rivers at the controls. "I think you can do that with anybody, really," he responded, per U-T San Diego. "It's a matter of what your players do best. Does your quarterback like that? Do you have the right players to do it? There's a place for it, without a doubt."
In addition to Rivers being on-board with the change, the Chargers' offensive coaches (a group which also includes former Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt) will need to get their offensive linemen into the physical and mental shape necessary. But with a long offseason ahead, it's certainly doable.