It goes without saying that the team has been decimated by injuries. The revolving door on the offensive line has been a major problem for the Chargers. Of course, even when healthy, the o-line has not shown anything that would lead one to believe that we do not have issues with 3 out of 5 positions upfront on offense.
The Bolts have signed some former players, Steve Schilling, Colin Baxter, and Reggie Wells, to aid in the effort of keeping Philip Rivers off of the Pittsburgh turf this Sunday. Needless to say, my concerns for his safety have reached an all time high.
Although I would never entertain the notion that the Chargers should sit Rivers in order to protect him, I do respect the opinions of those of you that do feel we are in danger of him possibly getting pummeled against the Steelers.
There is no confusing Rivers with any of the mobile quarterbacks in the NFL. It definitely doesn’t help that his footwork has declined in the last two years.
Some have claimed that his mechanics are suffering. His mechanics coupled with his unorthodox, yet quick, release, do not worry me nearly as much as his footwork issues.
Quite frankly, none of that matters if the Chargers o-line puts him in a position in which he is forced to “run” around in the pocket and make plays. I would imagine that the Pittburgh defense has been keeping a close eye on the injury situations in San Diego.
Here’s to hoping that Sunday is not reminiscent of feeding time during an episode of Shark week. My guess is that the Steelers already have the smell of blood in the water.
Thanks a lot for reading.