Donald Butler Says He's "All In" - Ricky Henne
"He called me in so I came down and we sat down and had a conversation about the defense and the kind of direction he wanted to take this team," Butler said. "I love it. I’m all in."
Historical Draft Efficiency: Franchise Rankings - Danny Tuccitto
Of course, that also suggests over 50 percent of "winning games" is unrelated to "drafting well," insofar as that's what VAE and ROI are measuring. For instance, franchises like the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, and New England Patriots seem to have done better on football Sundays than on draft day, whereas the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers haven't been able to parlay positive VAE into a ton of wins.
Most new Chargers faces are coaches - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
"It’s a new staff," McCoy said. "We’re changing things. We’re going to continue to turn the roster until we get the best 53 guys come the opener. I let them know that. Understand that it’s an open-door policy here. We want to be open. We want to have a good time. We’re going to work extremely hard. It’s going to start today."
For Hardwick, New Regime Elicits "Unlimited Possibilities" - Ricky Henne
Hardwick is set to embark on his 10th professional season. McCoy will be his third head coach during his lengthy career, and according to the longtime center, there’s a big difference from previous regimes he’s been around.
Tom Telesco inherits the Philip Rivers shopping bonus - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
It may behoove Telesco to find a young passer, one whom McCoy, a former quarterback, can groom as a potential successor to Rivers. I think Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert would be an interesting mid-round selection. But the rookie GM has the luxury of not having to find a franchise quarterback.