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Rivers well prepared to take over Chargers' offense

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    By Jeffri Chadiha
    <blockquote><img width="174" height="237" align="left" alt="Philip Rivers spent his two years on the bench quietly, soaking up the lessons of Doug Flutie and forging bonds with his teammates." title="Philip Rivers spent his two years on the bench quietly, soaking up the lessons of Doug Flutie and forging bonds with his teammates." src="http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/jeffri_chadiha/09/13/rivers/t1_rivers2.jpg" />Philip Rivers didn't need to throw 35 passes in San Diego's 27-0 Monday-night rout of the Raiders to make me a believer. He only had to complete the one he attempted early in the fourth quarter of that romp. It was at that moment that Rivers dropped back, dismissed the oncoming rush of Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp and rifled a 38-yard completion to wide receiver Eric Parker. If it wasn't impressive enough that Rivers hung in the pocket under pressure, he even talked a little smack to Sapp after Sapp buried him.

    Rivers will certainly have more ups and downs in his first full season as the Chargers' starting quarterback. He also will surely have to throw more than the 11 passes he attempted on Monday for San Diego to win some games. But that play showed what his supporters have often said about him: The dude doesn't rattle easily, and he's got a boatload of confidence to boot. Right now that's all the Chargers need to know about Rivers, because he's already tough enough to make them a legitimate threat in the AFC West.</blockquote>
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