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How good is Philip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Lucky_Diamonds, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Lucky_Diamonds

    Lucky_Diamonds BoltTalker

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    As I see it, he's got incredible skills and he's in an absolute dream situation for any QB, with such big recievers, great recieving backs, and an elite offensive line.

    It seems like defenses have to make a choice whether they will stop the run game or stop the pass game, and that's just picking their own poison.

    All they have to do is find single coverages and loft it up against these midget db's... unless madden football has lied to me again.

    In all the talk about who our new head coach was going to be, what got lost was that we already have a "coach".... his name is Phillip Rivers. The national media wants to put a questionmark over his head because he's a little bit of an unknown despite his huge numbers in college.

    He played in five bowl games, and won MVP of all five! He knows the importance of leadership, and thats why his nickname is "coach". His dad was a football coach, and he understands how to run a team.

    Not to mention his height, his ability to release the ball from different angles, his willingness to hang in and take a hit to complete a play, the foot speed he showed in that youtube clip where he outran shawne merriman, etc...

    Anyway, I think he's going to be pretty good, what do you think?
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Welcome to the forum.

    When all is said and done I think he will be one of the best. My borther in law Scott will have a shrine to him in the corner of his pool room.
     
  3. WonderSlug

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    Rivers was 20 of 29, 282 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT tonight.

    That's a 68.9% completion ratio, and a QB rating of 123.0 !!!

    Our offense had 400 yards passing for the evening.
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    So far, he's looking like he's gonna destroy some records with the weapons we have for him on offense.

    All I really care about is that he takes us to the promised land, and IMO, he's got what it takes. Love seeing his fiery personality, although I think he does need to slow down @ times, but all that will come w/ experience.

    I'm very happy he's our guy.
     
  5. Lucky_Diamonds

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY

    They haven't even gotten to the sneaky-sneaky part of the playbook!

    I can't want to see what kind of gadget plays they have up their sleeve. There are going to be a lot of embarassed defences this year.
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    Especailly because if he wasnt we would have Sheli, the second comming or Ryan Leaf...
     
  7. Lucky_Diamonds

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    *AHEM* Mike Vick
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    Worse than Ryan Leaf.

    But we got LT instead of Vick.

    We got Rivers instead of the Manning knock off.

    Rivers and Vick never fall in the same conversation without us throwing salt over our shoulders. Sluggo doesnt like that so we never mention the two in the same sentance.
     
  9. WonderSlug

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    Mike Vick is going to be passing the soap in prison for at least a year.

    Then, he'll be passing the fries to the dude in the car at the McD's takeout window.
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    He is going to be the maid from Pluto Nash...

    Oooops....
     
  11. richpjr

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    I think Rivers is going to be an elite QB in the league for years to come. Yes he is in the perfect situation for a QB to be in with a great offensive line and the best RB and TE in the league. But he has really looked sharp this preseason and has been in complete control - this with a vanilla playbook.
     
  12. Lucky_Diamonds

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    ....so THATS why I saw him getting out of Eddie Murphy's car!




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  13. BoltzRule

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    I know it was only pre-season and it was the Cardinals, but the offense did look pretty good, and that was without LT and CD.
     
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    its not like CD has done anything.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Rivers is the "Chosen One" ..
     
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    I BELIEVE, DO YOU ????

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    I have believed that Rivers is good with potential for greatness since the Bengals game last season. I was kind of impressed with his (seemingly) improved mobility when running those bootleg plays a couple weeks ago. I never bought into the "weird delivery" argument and I think that with Norval in the house, PR will be a top notch QB in this league.

    With all of that said, and with the vanilla offenses of the preseason in mind, I have never seen Rivers make use of the deep ball. I kind of blamed that on Cam and the fact that we didnt have a true speed WR, but this offseason those things shouldnt be a problem anymore.

    When the season starts and LT is out on the field, I hope that Norv puts Davis in and stretches the field a bit. Make use of all of the Bolts' weapons and use every inch of the field.
     
  18. 400HZ

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    Rivers was good last year, and it looks like he's definetely made some big strides this year. He still has that scary accuracy with his passes, but look at all the other things that he's improved on. He's progressing through his reads faster, he's not locking onto receivers as much, he's calling real nice audibles at the line (Sproles TD), he's moving in the pocket better, he's making better passes on the run....not only that, but he looks a lot more comfortable this year, both as a player and as a leader.
     
  19. BFISA

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    Whatever restraints Philip had on him in the past will be/have been removed, and Norv's gonna take this kid, and by extension the Chargers, to heights that haven't been reached since the halcyon days of Air Coryell.

    The only team that can stop these Chargers is...the Chargers themselves.

    jes MHO
     
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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    more gey pics :rolleyes:
     
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    Wrestlemania.
     
  22. Trumpet_Man

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  23. Johnny Lightning

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    I BELIEVE !!!
     
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  24. Charger Dave

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    .....Say What?

    j/k
     
  25. Trumpet_Man

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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    Oh, I feel you my brother and BoltJolt and many others who were lambasted when Rivers came aboard because.....We believed.

    Now all those haters have grown quiet or simply saw the errors of their ways (Concudan being one of the most noteworthy of converts).

    Rivers will go down as the best quarterback the Chargers have seen - ever.
     
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    How good is Phillip Rivers going to be, REALLY?

    That's true. I don't know what to think about CD right now. He looked good in the two practices I saw, but he hasn't really stood out in the games he's played. And why wasn't he on the field yesterday? Wisdom teeth?

    That's wierd. He must've had multiple abscesses or required serious oral surgery or lost a lot of blood or something. I've had 2 wisdom teeth pulled on 2 different occasions, and while it wasn't pleasant it was nothing that I would classify as an "injury." Next day, good as new ready to go.
     
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    I had all four pulled at once, and two of them were impacted. I was on pain pills for days. My head swelled up to the size of a volley ball. If his were impacted, then the oral surgeon had to grind away part of the underlying jaw.
     
  28. Trumpet_Man

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    I had all 4 impacted. I had to eat soup through a straw for at least 10 days. I could not open my jaw it was so sore. That was medieval pain :yes:
     
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    I would have told them anything. YES, IT'S SAFE! IT'S VERY SAFE!
     
  30. BFISA

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    Lotta shits gotta happen for that predictionta come true!! :yes: :icon_rofl: :icon_party: :flag: :bolt:
     

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