Philip Rivers: Mike McCoy was guy I was hoping for

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Mike McCoy won’t have to do much of anything to convince his new quarterback that he’s the right choice as the Chargers’ new head coach.

During a radio interview on Tuesday, Philip Rivers sounded awfully excited about working with the guy who won divisions the last two year with offenses run by Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning.

“Of the potential candidates, I can honestly say this is the guy I was hoping for. I feel great about it,” Rivers said, via Marty Caswell of 1090 AM in San Diego. “We have direction now. We’ll all go again. I think Chargers fans should be excited.”

McCoy expressed enthusiasm about working with Rivers during his press conference and there’s little doubt that McCoy landed the job at least partially because of the work he’s done with quarterbacks like Tebow, Manning, Kyle Orton and Jake Delhomme. Rivers has turned the ball over 47 times over the last two seasons, something that obviously has to turn around if the Chargers are going to find their way back to the postseason. You’d have to imagine McCoy believes he can get Rivers back on track because he’s going to be heavily scrutinized on that front in his first season in the Chargers job.