Opponents view: What Chargers said about Vick


The Steelers take on the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football this week, in a matchup that will pair two 2-2 teams against each other.

Chargers Coach Mike McCoy and quarterback Philip Rivers shared their thoughts on the game and the Steelers, and here is a sampling of what they had to say.

Coach Mike McCoy:

On Steelers quarterback Mike Vick:
"He is in a different system. You change systems and things change. But his play making ability, that hasn't changed. He is the same. Having gone against him a number of times in Carolina, the plays he would make both in the passing game and with his feet you see the same thing on film."

On how you prepare for Vick vs. Ben Roethlisberger:
"Every quarterback in the league is different. There are certain strengths and weaknesses of every quarterback, so you put game plans together to play against that player. They are different so we will put a plan in accordingly."

On the Steelers defense getting more sacks:
"I think it's a traditional Pittsburgh Steelers defense, very physical, they get after you, a great effort, the intensity they play with, the physical style of play they play with, the way they run to the football. It's the way they play. It's been there a long time."

Quarterback Philip Rivers:

On the Steelers pass rush:
"They are active guys, they have a lot talent, they do come from all over the place. There are a handful of guys in their secondary that have sacks and that means they are coming off edge and coming from the second level. The front four or five, how many end up rushing, are good pass rushers. One characteristic of the Pittsburgh defense since I have been going against them is the guys up front are always a heck of a group and it's the same this year."

On if it will be different playing the Steelers without Roethlisberger in the game;
"The pass rush, the active defense, you are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers and my concerns are with that defense. I wish he was playing because you don't like seeing a guy being hurt, but I don't think it hinders the game or our approach. I have a great deal of respect for Michael Vick and what he has done."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.