Chargers Report: Injury updates (including offensive line and linebackers); plus, defensive coordinator John Pagano discusses how the team is preparing ILB Denzel Perryman for more snaps, should Manti Te’o be injured … and, a look at Green Bay’s dominant pass rush:
When the Chargers head to Green Bay, head coach Mike McCoy will be in familiar territory, having spent time with the Packers as a practice squad quarterback in 1995.
McCoy spoke about his experience in Green Bay, and what he still holds with him today:
“You go back all the way to the days I was a little kid, the coaches I’ve been around. You’re a product of those people you’ve been around. Mike Holmgren, Steve Mariucci, Andy Reid — the list goes on of everybody who was there in ’95. You learn so much. You take a little bit from everybody — the tradition and history there of things. You learn about the NFL and the game. That was the one place I stayed the longest. But being around great coaches, they influence you a certain way with how you want to do certain things and how they handle the football team.
“I was always someone who took all of the notes and wrote all of the things down. So, all of the notes from the team meetings, I still have them and sometimes look them up every so often.”
On Green Bay:
“It’s one of my favorite places to go on the road. I think it’s a great place to play, with just the whole game-day atmosphere, the way they tailgate and the fan support. It’s unbelievable. And they’re very successful on the football field, too. It’s a great place to go and play.”