Jul 25, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) turns to hand the ball off during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers: "It’s a new year, new thinking"

Philip Rivers is getting comfortable in the pocket again. He is gaining more and more confidence in the guys up front. Players like D.J. Fluker, Chad Rinehart, King Dunlap, Nick Hardwick and even Jeromey Clary are giving him a little more time to sit back and evaluate the field.

“It’s a new year, new thinking,” Rivers said. “You have to get back to that feeling of I’m putting my back foot in the ground and I’m going to step up. For one, it helps the tackles, and two, you can’t go down the road of thinking people are there when they’re not. When you have things go the way they did, sometimes you do that.” – UT San Diego

The last couple of seasons he hasn’t had much of a left tackle or left guard. After the injuries to Marcus McNeill and Kris Dielman, Philip has had trouble finding trust in his offensive line. For a brief moment, he felt some comfort with Jared Gaither blocking his backside and he put up some good numbers. Then Gaither started doing Gaither things. If this new line can give him some comfort, then we should be sitting pretty.
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