|04-17-2013, 09:42 PM||#1|
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Chargers QB Philip Rivers Defends His Play As 'Pretty Dang Good'
New San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy inherited Philip Rivers, an aging veteran quarterback coming off back-to-back down seasons.
If Rivers is on the hook to prove he's still the answer in what some are calling a "final audition" in San Diego, the 31-year-old passer isn't sweating it.
"As far as whatever the numbers say over the last few years, and I say this humbly and respectfully, I played in 110 straight games or more, and have thrown a bunch of touchdowns, and over a seven-year period the ratio of touchdowns and interceptions is pretty dang good," Rivers told Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego.
"So, I don't feel like, 'Oh, man, I'm in a struggling mode,' or 'Gosh, if I don't play (well) this year, I'm out of football.' "
Rivers has, indeed, tossed a career 189 touchdowns to just 93 interceptions, but his decision-making in big spots has been spotty in recent days. Rivers is responsible for 47 turnovers over the past two campaigns. More concerning, his once-powerful arm has lost strength, and tape reveals Rivers missed on too many location throws in 2012.
|04-18-2013, 09:32 AM||#3|
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Once again, just using stats are for the weak minded...
or QBs trying to avoid the tough questions.
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