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Chargers QB Philip Rivers is he's running out of time?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Pumpkin Bolt, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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    SAN DIEGO – Philip Rivers' offseason reality check was a reminder that the end might be coming soon.
    That was the feeling the San Diego Chargers quarterback got on June 18 when he watched former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson retire. Other teammates have come and gone during Rivers' eight-year NFL career, but there was something that gnawed deeper at him when Tomlinson called it a career.
    "When I sat there and watched L.T.'s retirement, I just thought, 'Wait, he was just here with us, playing,' " said Rivers, who also watched guard Kris Dielmancall it quits this offseason. "[Tomlinson] had a heck of run, we didn't get it done and now all of a sudden, it's over."
    [​IMG]Philip Rivers is coming off a forgettable season in which he threw a career-high 20 INTs. (AP)
    At age 30, Rivers is running straight into the plight of being a Charger. For all the numbers put up and indelible moments created for fans, the end always comes without a title. Be it Sid Gillman, Lance Alworth, Don Coryell, Kellen Winslow, Dan Fouts, Chuck Muncie, Junior Seau or Tomlinson, there are lots of great moments.
    None of them bears a ring though.
    That's why when Rivers and current teammates such as Antonio Gates and Malcolm Floyd talk about "time running out" or the "the clock is ticking," the clichés ring with a little more desperation.
    "You hit 30 and you see L.T. hangs it up and it's like, 'Hey, you gotta get this done,' " Floyd said. Gates, 32, who finally looks healthy after two years of dealing with a foot injury, echoed those sentiments.
    "You get old in a hurry in this game," said Gates, who's missed nine games combined the past two seasons.
    A series of events has caused Chargers veterans to be more reflective this offseason. Tomlinson's retirement was one. The tragic suicide of Seau was another. To a lesser degree, Rivers had another such moment when he visited Indianapolis for Super Bowl week. He didn't stay for the game, but he was struck with a tremendous sense of the energy. LINK TO THE REST
     
  2. _Oz

    _Oz Banned Banned

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    Sid Gillman and Lance Alworth won the Championship in 63. Yahoo writers suck
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Is he getting older? Who isn't?

    Is he out of time? Of course not. He's not a running back.
     
  4. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    Stupid Title IMO!
     
  5. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

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    He who quotes Yahoo should be quarantined.
     
  6. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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    Sandy, Thank you! :)


    Sent from my iPhone
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    Or Bleacher Report.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    We're all running out of time!
     

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