Mike McCoy: Philip Rivers is a “Great Guy to Have as the Face of Your Franchise”
On being surprised that the Chargers told him they were ready to hire him during the interview:
“To be perfectly honest, it kind of caught me off guard a little bit because I had not been here very long. By the time the interview process started, after I came out here Monday morning … when the job was offered to me I said, ‘Listen, I can’t say yes or no right now,’ because I have to go talk to my family. I had no idea where they were in the process. We had not talked to them before that point in time, so it all happened extremely fast and then I went home and made the decision to come down here.”
On the importance of having a franchise quarterback in this league:
“In this league you’ve gotta have a franchise quarterback to have a good opportunity to do great things. So it’s gonna start there.”
Let's imagine how this conversation went, shall we?
McCoy: Hey, Honey, you want to live in San Diego and make more money?
Family: Cool. Do you like Philip Rivers?
McCoy: It doesn't matter. If we lose, he's the first-year scapegoat. After all, he's moving a little slower these days.