McCoy has lofty goal for Rivers

May, 13, 2013
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It’s been no secret that Mike McCoy’s primary goal as he takes over as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers is getting quarterback Philip Rivers back on track.

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It seems McCoy not only thinks he can fix Rivers, who has struggled some in the past two years, but he thinks he can make Rivers the most accurate quarterback he has ever been.

McCoy told Sports Illustrated he wants Rivers to complete 70 percent of his passes. Rivers completed 64.1 percent of his passes last season. He career high was 66 percent in 2010, and he has a career completion average of 63.6 percent.

Last year in Denver, McCoy helped Peyton Manning complete 68.6 percent of his throws. That was the best average of his career. Still, 70 percent is a lofty goal.

In the past five years, only one quarterback has completed more than 70 percent of his passes, and Drew Brees accomplished it twice.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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