Questions on Philip Rivers’ Arm Could Continue

July 26, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (left) drops back to pass during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

What was wrong with Philip Rivers last year? Who cares, that is last years news?

It would feel a little more comforting to hear that there was something wrong with Philip last season, so that we can place the blame on the poor numbers on an injury or something like else. When an NFL reporter makes his way to Chargers park for training camp and still has questions on his arm strength, things get a little worrisome:

There were questions last year about Rivers’ arm and whether there was an issue. Don’t be surprised if that continues this year. He can make every throw, just like he always has. But to the lay person — and based on just one practice — the ball just doesn’t quite look like it has the same zip it used to. - Ian Rapoport

Does that make you worried? Just a little?

Rivers threw 20 interceptions last season, but turned things around toward the end of the season. People placed blame on injuries, too many kids, trying to do to much and all kinds of other things. There were some people saying that his arm strength didn’t look the same last season and blamed his struggles on that. That report from Rapoport is not encouraging.

Which quarterback will show up this year?

Topics: Philip Rivers

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  • @BOLTSFAN1972

    I hope not!!!!

  • 619chargers4life

    im not worried at all. im pretty sure i read somewhere or seen something yesterday that he has only threw one pick in four days. i wonder if he threw one today. and that one pick came Sunday. i was there and it looked like he just threw to see what he can get away with and it didnt work out to well and Cason stole it. I dont think anybody should be worried. even with his picks last year we still have in my opinion one the best if not the best and toughest QB’s in the league. this year is going to be awesome .” I believe i believe i believe that we will win”

  • http://twitter.com/Bolts_NFL_Music MC Boltman

    Man, I hope he’s fine. I keep believin’

  • bleu

    man peyton manning done threw 20 before. it was just a bad year. you could of replaced his offensive line with rolls of toilet paper and he would of ben better off…lol…. no qb can be effective with a line like he had. yet he still nearly got to 5000 yards and had what 28 td’s ?….. not for sure exactly how many td’s he threw for but bottom line he did the best he could based on the circumstances…… hopefully the line is solid this season…..

  • Mike Tuck

    Did the author watch the end of the year where Turner let lose the offense were use to? I didn’t see any problem.

  • SDLove

    Im not worried, Rivers is one of THE BEST pocket passer and deep bomb quarterbacks in the NFL! Bad year bc of multiple reasons. Hopefully with vjax in Tampa our #1 wr won’t quite in middle of a play and let it get picked off! I have faith in Rivers to Gates and the rest of our rec core!

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