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  1. I watched the game and for the most part Rivers looked pretty good. The quicker tempo suited him. I noticed that a high percentage of his passes were short and medium range. The loss was a bigger failing than just Rivers, but his errors were significant. Biggest failing that he didn't used to do... staring down the receiver. When you've lost a bit of the zip on your throws you can't give away where you are throwing it. The NFL will eat you alive if you do.
  2. Something I haven't seen addressed thus far is an observation I've noted as Charger's and Philip Rivers' long time fan. For some reason during the last 3-4 years the Chargers have abandoned the hurry up offense and quick passing game that worked incredibly well with Rivers ability to read defenses, cycle through his reads and score quickly. This past couple years they constantly ran the clock all the way down almost to zero, allowing defenses to hide their intent and to know when the snap was coming. I hope that the Colts will vary the timing of the offense and go hurry up at u
  3. I was about to point that out after reading all the posts here, PHILIP, ONE L lol! I came to the board today after seeing the Rivers' miked up video the Colts put out on Twitter. Phil looked sharp. His release was really quick and the throws I saw were really clean and on target. Not at game speed or under physical threat of course, but looking good anyway. Almost brought a tear to my eye, I forget he's gone then it's such a jolt to see him in a Colt's uni. You guys are going to get to know what an amazing man Rivers is. He's one of a kind. Selfless. Humble.
  4. Really good question to ask. Too much blame or honor often goes to the QB. No matter how great, the QB can't make enough difference to carry the team alone. Defense was really hit hard last year when Derwin James went down in preseason. Derwin is in on almost every single play, has the widest range, quickest instincts and closing speed I've seen in a long time. He's also such a solid tackler that if he's near the play he makes the stop. Everyone is a better player when he's on the field. Then we lost 2 CBs, 10 and 16 days later to injured reserve, and then S Nassir Adderly a
  5. 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.
  6. I will leave off the discussion here. Thanks for the chat.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 an
  9. 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 en
  10. 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
  11. 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 ma
  12. 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
  13. 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 to
  14. 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. Anto
  15. Congratulations to my Colts' fan friends. I think that Josh has matured significantly since he was with the Broncos. He was arrogant and made a lot of mistakes. You will benefit from the lessons he learned in that process (assuming he did). I think Andrew will significantly benefit from this choice.
  16. No idea on that, but we are keeping him and Coach Whisenhunt as OC. I completely agree on continuity, that's the part that kills you when you start to make progress and are in the playoffs each year. Your coaching staff gets cannabalized year-after-year and you're expected to get the same results. I believe he signed a 3 year contract extension. I hope he doesn't want to make the leap to head coach and hangs around. The guys love him and he shifted this D from a hybrid 3-4 to a 4-3 in a single year with all the other changes and the D just got better and better as the year we
  17. Your season comes to a crashing halt... I don't envy any of these guys that have to immediately go before the press without even having a chance to process what just happened. Never been a big fan of Big Ben, but there was nothing wrong with this interview.
  18. My daughters always hated him growing up and swore he was an alien!
  19. Kaep and other QBs that entered the league at that same time, were riding the wave of wildcat offenses. It took the defenses about a year to figure them out and every quarterback that couldn't adapt is gone. RG3 & Kaep being the most notable. Also, any QB that requires a specialized offense to utilize (Tebow,) or is more inclined to run that stay safer in the pocket is a longterm liability rather than an asset. There aren't many that have survived and thrived historically and if they get injured the entire team's success is completely at risk. If Kaep was honest with hims
  20. What could POSSIBLY go wrong.... Couldn't happen to a better team, they're buying a fairy tale in my humble opinion. It's easy to sound "all wise" when it's just talk. Throw in real life with its injuries, arrests (we ARE TALKING about Raiders) and an out of control locker room. 3 years in I bet they have massive regrets.
  21. SO GLAD we are not on the coaching carousel this year. You can't be sure about a coach just one year in, but I love Anthony Lynn. He holds guys accountable, even publicly, but not in an abrasive manner. He didn't panic or let his men panic at 0-4. The men love him. Can't wait for next year. Good luck to those of you who have teams hunting for a good one!
  22. LOL all of our emotions Yeah... I felt SO DIRTY YESTERDAY... I was rooting for the Raiders and the Steelers on the same day *bblleecchh!* Raiders don't have enough left in the tank, so we will have to take KC out on our own AND make sure the Raiders don't get an emotional boost out of the thought of taking us out of the playoffs on our last game of the season (we've done that to them a time or two)
  23. But he is learning. I love that our new coach will call out a player publicly when they make a big mistake and Austin learns from his mistakes. He doesn't sulk. He corrects his errors. I have a feeling he's going to be a gem if we make the playoffs and definitely in the future.
  24. Rivers absolutely LOVES playing at KC, it will be for control of the division, so no pressure! My concerns are field goals instead of tds. That will work on lesser teams, but won't take you far in the playoffs. Getting better on penalties and mistakes. Ekeler made a big rookie mistake today that fortunately didn't matter but could in another game. I like where we are.
  25. That's a stadium location change, not a true move. SD was exploring 3 or 4 options for similar distance stadium builds, would have been no big deal at all. Big diff between a move and a stadium location. If you're not West Coast, LA is hated as a city, fan base etc.
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