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  1. They're about "due" for another announcement ;-) One of my favorite memories of the Rivers' family is that he will take them onto the field after a home game when the fans have gone and play catch with all of them. Philip and Tiffani are really special parents. Oh, and I loved the Andrew Luck version, I quite literally laughed out loud when I saw it yesterday. Hope it's the original person because he/she was so funny and original.
  2. I will leave off the discussion here. Thanks for the chat.
  3. Absolutely correct point of view. I believe Rivers didn't get to finish out his career with the Chargers because of Melvin Gordon's holdout. It started a cascade of many events (including O-Line injuries) that were too much for one player to overcome. Ekeler did an outstanding job filling in, but when Gordon AND Ekeler are on the field the entire game is much more effective. Derwin James injury in training camp changed the entire function of the defense. He had 75 tackles in his rookie year and made everyone on the D better. Our D really dropped in turnovers they generated. 2019 OFFENSE: Tds = 12 Running, 24 passing, 1 return, 0 defensive. 37 TDS. TURNOVER -17 2018 OFFENSE: Tds + 16 Running, 32 passing, 1 return, 2 defensive 51 TDS. TURNOVER +1 2018 DIFFERENCE IN TDS: CHARGERS 51, opponents 38. Almost every loss was by 7 points or less. There's a reason we fired the OC mid-season!
  4. I believe you are reading into things and in essence quoting things that he didn't say or express. I absolutely do not recall at all him saying anything at all denigrating LA. Period. Like reports of him "cussing" (which he never does) he also just isn't ever NEGATIVE. Basically, he had 8 kids at the time. They were in a great school, had a great church, great friends, and they had just finished building their dream home in Northern San Diego County (Rancho Santa Fe). It wasn't as much about disliking LA as about being able to continue the same quality of life for his large family and their support network. He made the sacrifice rather than the family, which is what led to being driven each day so the family's life could stay consistent. If you find anything he said and post it, I'll read it and research it but I honestly don't believe it exists.
  5. I haven't lived in San Diego for 17 years so I wasn't getting the local papers & water cooler discussions about the day to day. Philip did fight hard to encourage the team to stay and NEVER disrespected the San Diego fans, but once the decision was made he never undercut it. He simply adjusted to the new reality and took care of his family. He continued to live in San Diego until January. He bought a high tech van and had a driver take him to LA and back each day. He did his film study in the van. They sold their home and moved to Florida. I understand the entire family will move to Indianapolis with Rivers.
  6. Not at all his character. You will find that he is an incredible person, team mate and representative of the team. He doesn't hold grudges and that he and the team parted on good terms. In fact, I have heard reports that Philip told them it was best for all sides. He's very selfless. Treat him well
  7. I imagine you'll see me around here a bit more again. I've been pretty busy the last few years. If I have to see him in another uniform, the Colts are the best fit and a team I have enjoyed for years! If you have any questions just ask away. I'll be frank and honest. I remember observing Peyton Manning start to throw lame duck passes a couple years before he left the game. Philip isn't doing that but his throws are a fraction of a second slower than they have been. He's got to adjust the tightness of the window he's used to throwing to, give himself a bit more margin before throwing the jump ball etc. This seemed to start during the Green Bay game last year. I remember that Rivers took a couple of really tough hits and perhaps he may have been playing injured the 2nd half of the year. Overall, I do not believe that he's washed up or degrading in any serious way. 2018 was one of his best years ever in all around play. I fully expected him to get another 2 or 3 year contract with LA and then retire to coach a high school football team for the rest of his life. It's been his plan forever. Sad, sad day for our family...
  8. Last year was an anomaly year for Philip. I have watched every game he's played for our team and though I love him as a player I try to watch with a very clear eye. 1. This year was a freaky year for the Chargers. We had terrible injuries to the O-Line (that wasn't exactly top rated to begin with). I believe we had 20+ different configurations. The last bad interception year Philip had the O-line injuries were even worse. His biggest fault is trying to put the whole team on his back and make it happen. I'm guessing, but something like 6 interceptions were in the last few games. They were last minute in games where we were so far behind we had no chance, but he darn near pulled it off. 2. Melvin Gordon's useless, ill-advised hold out never let our running game get rolling. Rivers can throw the heck out of the ball, but really shines in a balanced offense where the D has to respect both sides of the ball. He never complains or makes excuses. He never throws a team mate under the bus or grumbles. He NEVER QUITS. If anything goes right he spreads the praise to everyone but himself. When it goes wrong he puts it on his own shoulders. 3. His arm is still good. He threw for 4615 yards last season, 4308 in 2018 and 4515 in 2017. Protect him and give him anyone with talent to throw to and he'll figure them out very quickly. His life time completion rate has always been around 65% and he won't hesitate to throw the ball away when he needs to. His interceptions have almost always been trying to make the game winning plays. 4. His best years have always come after really tough years. He went from 21 interceptions in 2015 down to 10. That's because he spends a lot of time in the film room after the season tearing apart his own game. You'll get the benefit of that dedication and ruthless self evaluation. I wish him the best, and that he finally get the ring he's been denied thus far.
  9. Rivers is a tremendous coach on the field and mentor in the QB room. Always has been and can't imagine he doesn't know how important that role will be for his new team. I think the 1 year deal is best for your team and if Philip wants to play another year after and still is showing the skills it won't be hard to come to an agreement. The Colts have always been my 2nd favorite team. Guess I'll be watching a lot more games this year keeping up with how you guys do. He's a really good man with a lot left in him. Last year was a freak year for the Chargers and that took him down with them.
  10. Yesterday was a really sad day for me (as you can see by my picture). I wanted to read what many of my Colt's friends were thinking and it's pretty much as I expected, mixed, leaning towards no. However, as a very realistic observer and long time fan, I think Philip has another 2 years in him. Last year was another anomaly year in his career rather than a falling off the cliff. The last season that he had so many interceptions we had so many O Line injuries that we had 20+ different configurations over the season, AND Rivers was playing very hurt with a tough rib injury. Antonio Gates let that information out of the bag. This season the line issues were the same with a very high turnover and we didn't get a set lineup until quite late in the season. I think it was in the Green Bay game, Philip took a couple of really tough hits and the same type of floater passes he had with his rib injury started. I wonder if he was playing hurt again. Speculation but from a fan that has watched his delivery very closely for 16 years. At the very least he rarely had any time for the longer plays to develop and without the deep threat, and a running game that was damaged from Melvin Gordon's hold out and then mid-year insertion, D's were able to cheat up on us. A perfectly bad storm. On many of the throws, Rivers was picked too easily, which tells me he might have developed issues with either staring down a receiver or has a tell that is being picked up. That said, if your coach thinks he will work for your team he knows exactly what he's getting and how best to use him. I wouldn't at all be surprised if Phil has an amazing couple of years and calls it quits. A quick throwing middle to short passes, with quick crossing routes and running back dump offs offense worked really well to rehabilitate his career after his last bad year. Reich knows how well it worked and how good Rivers still is. If there is one thing I would like to see a new coach get rid of is the waiting until the last second while reading the D. It allows them to know exactly when they can go, that needs to be changed up. Up tempo and no huddle are all things that Phil knows and can execute flawlessly. I would love to see him go all the way with another team if mine isn't in the mix and rooting for the Colts would be an easy one for me.
  11. Gehlken is beat writer for the Union Tribune covering the Chargers: Michael Gehlken ‏@UTgehlken 6m Former Colts inside linebacker Kavell Conner will visit Chargers tomorrow. Source says "strong possibility" a deal gets done. What do you guys think of Kavell Conner - I'm not familiar with the name.
  12. Good to see you here!!! Welcome back. :)

  13. I'm SOOOO glad it's time for football! I was going nuts (or nutsier if you ask my hubby!) Can't wait for the first game. Interesting stuff going on in FA, trades and signings but nothing matches big boys hitting each other ;-)

  14. Hi my friend. Good to see you here!

  15. I'm a life-long Chargers fan who also happens to like the Colts. Strange combination to be sure ;-) but both enjoyable to watch!

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