Chargers locker room is still Mike McCoy's - Nick Canepa (UT$)
With the possible exception of being summoned by the boss and told, "We’ve decided to go in another direction" -- sportdom’s simple way of explaining a firing without explanation -- the worst thing that can happen professionally to coaches is being accused of losing the locker room, that the players quit on them.
Quick hits: effort, turnovers, playoff picture - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Continuing the theme from Sunday, from both coach and players, McCoy said there was no indication the blowout was coming. "We had an outstanding week of practice," he said Monday. "If you saw Friday’s practice, from the first snap to the last, it was one of our best Friday practices of the year."
ReFo: Chargers @ Dolphins, Week 9 - Kiernan Hogan
Reyes’ -4.3 overall grade was a game-worst, and he finished with negative marks in every area: pass rushing, run defense, pass coverage and even added an offsides penalty. He missed his only tackle attempt as he finished with a negative grade for the sixth consecutive week.
Five Lessons from the Dolphins Game - Ricky Henne
The Chargers lost the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Rivers was under duress for portions of the game as the Dolphins recorded four sacks. The Bolts struggled running the ball, mustering only 50 yards on 19 carries averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. On the flip side, Miami had success running the ball, picking up 132 yards on 35 carries (3.8 ypc).