San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy wanted to look at film before lamenting on his team’s disappointing Week 1 loss.
The Chargers squandered a 21-point lead to the division rival Kansas City Chiefs, and to make matters worse the Bolts lost their No. 1 wide receiver Keenan Allen for the season with a torn ACL.
When McCoy did watch film of his team’s performance, he saw a tale of two halves. The coach witnessed a downward spiral the moment Allen was carted to the locker room.
“I’ll always take the blame for every player and every coach here,” McCoy said, per the Chargers’ official website. “That’s my job.”
McCoy’s job now is to pick up the pieces after a devastating Week 1 loss and prepare his team to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are, too, coming off a frustrating Week 1 loss. The good news is the Bolts will be at home against the Jags.
Expect San Diego’s offense to feature Melvin Gordon a bit more. Gordon had two touchdowns in the first half Sunday, but the team went away from the second-year running back in the second half. With Allen not available, the Bolts will likely utilize the running game at a higher rate.