What in the World is Wrong with Philip Rivers?

What in the world has gone wrong with our quarterback Philip Rivers?!

Sure he is a slow starter, but he usually doesn’t go on a stretch like this. He now has 6 interceptions in the first 3 games of the year.

He is getting beaten up in the pocket and does not look comfortable back there at all. He has happy feet and is making poor decisions on his throws. He is trying to force the ball into tight spaces and is making throws off his back foot. He is missing open receivers deep and sometimes he is not on the same page as the receivers.

That hit that he took in the New England game could be hurting him more than we know. He took a couple of hits in the Kansas City game and he was wincing in pain. One of those hits, he didn’t even hit the floor. How bad is he really hurt?

Maybe he has not gotten enough work with his receivers. Vincent Jackson has played well for him, but the other guys have been battling injuries. Malcom Floyd missed all of practice last week with a groin issue. Does Antonio Gates even practice anymore? Patrick Crayton just saw his first action on Sunday. Vincent Brown was expected to step up, but he was only able to start practicing recently. The other guys, Bryan Walters and Richard Goodman, are mainly used for special teams.

Whatever the issue is, we need #17 playing like that quarterback we love! Philip will get back on track! We squeaked through a victory with him playing poorly, I am sure he will make up for that later in the season.

If I’d have played better, we’d still be 2-1. We’re still 2-1. – Philip Rivers

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  • Kiko Wilson

    Damn Rivers…………

  • Joshua Hinson

    Needs to get it together!

  • Bolt Beat

    he is STRUGGLING!!! hope he can quiet this talk down by Sunday

  • MarkGarvin

    Rivers is an emotional player. Maybe the lack of full pads practice (wasn’t that one of the new rules?)…maybe he is more stressed about his slow start history, causing a negative mindset…maybe he thinks this is a make or break year…maybe he just needs to get hyped and go out there and have fun – more instinct and less mental overload…either way, we can only hope the old Rivers returns soon.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @MarkGarvin we need that good ol rivers to come back.. he just does not seem like the guy that is out there having fun right now. seems like he has a lot of pressure on him and has happy feet in the pocket

  • Ginger Krueger

    There is something not quite right about Rivers… During his interview after the game he seemed out of it or something? This just isn’t like him! Makes you wonder! People around me at the game just kept telling “Fire Norv” there was a big chant going for awhile…

  • Bolt Beat

    he doesnt seem to be having a lot of fun this year.. wonder what is happening. hope he changes this soon OR this will be a LONG terrible season!