June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) walks with players during Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Expecting Big Things From Philip Rivers


On this awesome Father’s Day, what better player to talk about then the father of 17 kids, Philip Rivers. This is a big year for Philip. HUGE. Some analysts believe that his play will determine if he will be in San Diego next season.

San Diego Chargers head coach, Mike McCoy, believes in Philip and has said it often. He believes that Philip can have a breakout season with the new coaching staff. He has a ton of confidence in Ken Whisenhunt to design an offense to take advantage of Philip’s skillset. McCoy and Whisenhunt believe that Philip will complete over 70% of his passes this season.

This whole offseason started with the main goal of getting help for Philip. After free agency and the draft, I feel that the Chargers have upgraded all over the offensive side of the roster. The receiving unit is strong and deep. Danario Alexander is here for a full season and he meshed well with Philip. Malcom Floyd still will be doing Malcom Floyd things. Back from injury is Vincent Brown. Having Brown back is like picking up a possible Pro Bowl receiver. He has that much potential. Keenan Allen also has that ability and potential. Even Robert Meachem should be able to beat defenders as the 5th best option on the roster. The receiving unit will be strong.

Antonio Gates still is impressing reporters during OTAs and mini camp. He still has amazed people with his athleticism and speed. They seem to report that every offseason. With all the other options in the passing game, Gates should feel a little relief off of his shoulders. The other receivers should be able to take some of the attention away from the star tight end.

In the red zone, Philip will be able to toss the ball out to his tall targets: Gates, M80, DX, or Allen. Gates, M80 and DX are all 6-foot-5. Allen is 6-foot-2 and knows how to win jump balls. Even the shorter Vincent Brown will work to win jump balls and make the spectacular happen.

Hopefully Philip can get some help in the running game from Ryan Mathews. If Mathews were to falter, Danny Woodhead would get a ton of reps. There are options. Mathews has the potential to be great. He has the potential to be a huge threat on offense.

With the new guys on the offensive line, Mathews should get some big lanes created for him. He can break off some huge chunks of yards running the football.

Things are looking up for Philip Rivers and the offense. This offense will no longer be a weakness like it was last season.

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  • Moose

    WRs on paper look great. No doubt that MM and Wisenhunt will create opportunity. DX and M80 on back shoulder fades on the sideline, Keenan and VB getting the rock in space over the middle and making plays.

    P.s….. Phil has 17 kids?

    • Cgoodness13

      He has 6, but with a wife like his cant blame him lol

  • Alter Ego

    He is on my fantasy team this year. Secret weapon. There is no way that he sucks this year with all the focus on not sucking. He is my QB and I love him – we are family. Unless he goes on some sort of fucking killing spree or wears women’s perfume out in public(which would be disturbing)…my faith rests with Phillip.

    • Cgoodness13

      Forget you, women’s perfume smells fabulous!!!! I rock the shit out in public!!!! Lol

      • Alter Ego

        I embrace that Cgood and I bet you rock period- I prefer that Phillip rocks out a musty manly smell on the way to the SB podium – just my preference.

  • Cgoodness13

    I’m to hungover to make a witty comment :/ happy Father’s Day!!!!

  • Stefanie Smith

    He was on NFL Network. He is totally positive, but still cautious as to how the team will be next year. That was not negative, but he was not gushing over the guys. However, he did say good stuff about Manti T’eo. He was saying that Manti was practicing and has an instinct on the game that you can’t teach. He was impressed. He held back getting overly mushy about where the team is going, but was in good spirits and hopeful. Upbeat. But he has it wrong. He kept saying we went 8-8 last year. Maybe he didn’t mean the last season but the one ending in 2011.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I saw that too. I really like that he wasn’t caught up in making predictions or even worse, getting “complacent.” Just all business. That’s exactly what we need right now so that we don’t trip over our feet when the season starts.

      I also thought it was pretty funny when he said that they were only giving Manti small jabs here and there, not harassing him like a dog. Siciliano’s (is that his name??) face was hilarious cuz Phil didn’t give him the answer he wanted. Seems like NFL Network is determined to get that kind of news about Te’o :/

  • joerockt

    I’m pretty sure Phil has about 24 kids now. His wife popped out like 7 during the offseason.

    • tubbs45

      He is not nearly as reproductive as cromo!

  • Gunnar Martin

    The WR group seems like one of the stronger units on the entire team. That means a lot considering how much of a weakness they were last year. I’ll finally be able to watch the passing game without grimacing, like I have the past few years.

  • Adam

    Phil is the man. I just got his autograph like a month ago, and I nearly lost control of my bowels. Everyone has excellent points about the WRs, the O line upgrade, the possible improved running game to relieve rivers, but it seems like alot of people forget to mention the new coaches calling the plays. That will be HUGE! MM plus the Whiz kid??? Hell yea! I’m almost most excited about that. Plus I can’t wait to shut up all the PR haters that seem to be everywhere. I hate when people say he was always overrated. Ignorant! Anyways….BOLT UP!!!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    It took Norv to late in the season to understand what he had in not only in Philip but his team. He had a horrible offensive line, but sure enough they still kept throwing the 7 step drops, and long patterns by the WR’s, he kept Meachem on the field till mid-season when clearly he didn’t deserve to be out there. By december the chargers found something of a groove, throwing the ball short and refinding the confidence in Rivers.

    With the new coaching staff, we are hearing the magic words: short throws, no huddle offense, throws to the slot, WR screens. All of these things that are foundation of many of the modern really successful offenses; Norv seem to look at them like you were not being sporting, playing it easy, the guy made the game harder than it had to be.

    I’m my opinion Rivers returns to a 4200-4500 yard QB, with 30 TD’s and under 15 INT’s.

    • Cgoodness13

      Please try to take Kevin Acees job lol

      • Sergio Quintero

        I will take that as a complement I think?!?

        • Cgoodness13

          I’m saying acee is terrible and you can do his job way better lol

          • Sergio Quintero

            Thanks for the positive words, I wish I had more time to write more stuff, I have an article on the linebackers that should be up by tomorrow.

  • FitzWilly

    It’s Showtime Baby :)

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    That was a really good article, Ernie.

  • Bill Nichols

    All I can say is hell, to the yes, Bolt Up!! 17 KIDS!! oh my god man……….

  • Tom Spalsbury

    We will be the AFC.West Champions” F.The Donkeys !