According to Peter King of SI.com, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy believes Philip Rivers can complete 70 percent of his passes in 2013.
McCoy said he thinks Philip Rivers, who has never completed more than 66 percent of his throws in seven starting seasons, can be a 70-percent passer in his new offense. ‘I’ve been blown away by his anticipation and willingness to learn,” McCoy said. That Rivers has 35 interceptions in the last two years is an indication to many who watch the Chargers that he can get too confident in his ability to fit balls downfield into small holes. McCoy will harp on trusting the system that has a myriad of answers, always including one short one — thus his belief the completion percentage can improve.
If Rivers is going to complete a high percentage of his throws, McCoy better make sure he has a good running game to support him as well as an offensive line that can pass protect. Both have been missing for a few years now.