Follow The Leader... Believe in Philip Rivers

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!

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  • Pels04

    I couldn’t agree with you more!!

  • Stefanie Smith

    Agreed. He’s our QB so stop with the talk of trading him, cutting him etc. But just a side note. I didn’t like his trash talk of Cutler because he was losing focus–(talking too much) and then karma is always a b**ch. On some level, this was sort of a pay back (karma). Don’t make fun of other players because it could happen to you. It was wrong that Phillip did that. This is just my opinion.

  • Mike Novice

    Jonah; Good article, don’t judge a player by his performance behind a Oline that couldn’t keep the Lincoln memorial upright. This goes for Mathews too! I think or hope our current GM understands that a Oline is the most important part of a line.
    The 49ers had the better team on record but they couldn’t pressure Flacco, why Oline baby! Tell this to the other writers, Ernie did a great piece on Phillips, to old- lost his edge? He is one of the reasons we beat the Ravens 2 years in a row. Our Defense, let play like they did every year when things were out of hand, is fine!!!!!
    Turner did have control of the offense and defense, that is why it’s called Head Coach, this novice knows the difference! If this off season the Chargers put together a decent Oline and have a Oline Coach that can get them in sync, Rivers will look like he did in the years he played well and Mathews with the help will stay healthier and prove his value to all the idiots that constantly blame the player, when the coaches and GM have not only put the wrong personnel on the team, but demand they play to the coaches dreams instead of their strengths.