My sentiment is the same as everyone else, I miss the old Philip Rivers who passed for over 4,000 yards and had a 100+ passer rating from 2008-2010. He can mouth off to Jay Cutler (sorry Jay!) and make my day that much sweeter because he was a fierce, motivated leader who wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything. He welcomed competition, the bigger the fight, the more motivate Rivers was. That’s what we want in a leader and that’s what we want in San Diego, a gritty, hard-nosed, hard-hitting, solid, up-in-your- face football team!
Unfortunately, 2012 wasn’t so good to our fearless leader, sacked 49 times and left with a passer rating of 88.6 worse than last year by 0.1. What could have contributed to his downfall? Maybe the retirement of Marcus McNeil and the great Kris Dielman or the fact that Rivers doesn’t have a cast of top tier receiving talent he once had? Nevertheless, this is a new year with great expectations ahead of us. Beyond those expectations we have to be reminded that Philip Rivers is our captain and we need to entrust in him once again.
Be confident in our QB and he’ll be confident for us! That reminds me of a certain average quarterback who’s never exceeded a QB rating of 90 or had 4,000 passing yards in a single season, hmm…what was his name again? Oh yeah, Joe Flacco, Superbowl MVP! The difference is the fans confidently stood by his side. So, enough of the finger pointing and chasing Rivers out of town, I rather have Rivers under center than the likes of Ryan Leaf. Give Rivers time in the pocket, capable receivers and we’ll get our championship caliber QB back! It’s time to believe in Rivers and it’s time to believe in the Bolts!!
It’s Go Time, Baby!