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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Is Mike McCoy on the hot seat?

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Falcons schedule preview 2016: The San Diego Chargers arrive in Week 7 - Dave Choate
I hate to be so disrespectful, especially in July, but the San Diego Chargers loom as a genuine respite from difficult football. It’s not that these Chargers don’t have quality players—Phillip Rivers is still good, I have high hopes for running back Melvin Gordon, and the defense has some nice assets—but the overall team leaves something to be desired, and Mike McCoy appears to constantly be in over his head as the team’s head coach. This is one of the few obvious wins on the team’s schedule.

An In-Depth Look at Stevie Johnson - Chargers.com
When Johnson arrived at the University of Kentucky, most of the Wildcats’ wide receivers wore numbers in the 80s, Johnson selected 13. He wore the number as well early in his NFL career, reasoning that if you connected the 1 and the 3 it would form a B, his affectionate nickname for his wife.

Mailbag: Rivers' Milestones, Fantasy Football & Home Run Derby - Ricky Henne
I’m taking Keenan Allen for the same reasons the Bolts rewarded him with a four-year contract extension last month.  As the top wideout for one of the best quarterbacks in the league, KA13 elevated his game to new heights in his much talked about injury shortened 2015 campaign.  If I can only take one Charger that high, he’s my pick.

AFC West Q&A: Who is the rising star in this division? - ESPN.com
Fresh off signing a four-year, $45 million contract extension this summer, San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen should live up to the deal and make his first Pro Bowl in 2016. Allen was well on his way to making the annual NFL all-star game last season. Through eight games, Allen had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdown catches before suffering a lacerated kidney in a Week 8 contest against the Baltimore Ravens and missing the rest of the season. Allen dropped more weight this offseason so he can play even faster in 2016, and should benefit from the addition of speedy receiver Travis Benjamin, serving as a vertical threat for San Diego’s offense and opening up the middle of the field for Allen.

AFC West Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division? - ESPN.com
Rather, let’s look to Southern California and a coach who barely hung on to his job by a margin as thin as his quarterback’s bolo ties. Mike McCoy, a former college quarterback at Long Beach State and Utah, is 22-26 in three years with one win in the AFC West the past two seasons and was given a contract extension to right the Bolts’ ship ... sans the staff he brought with him initially. His new offensive coordinator is Ken Whisenhunt, who was McCoy’s offensive coordinator his first year in San Diego, when the Chargers went from 31st to fifth in total offense, went 9-7 and won a playoff game. If the Chargers get off to a slow start, might McCoy’s replacement already be on staff in Whisenhunt?