Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Happy hump day! Game day tomorrow! Get excited!

Enjoy your dump:

SAN DIEGO – Vincent Brown’s progress has been steady, yet slower than he would’ve liked. A hamstring injury stole vital reps during training camp and prevented him from learning the Chargers’ offense.

SAN DIEGO — It’s the morning after San Diego’s 45-38 loss to Green Bay, and the phone lines are burning on local talk radio. Listeners are down, disappointed and downright angry, wondering what’s going on with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and asking if the club might consider benching him.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers insists there is nothing wrong with him. He has a league-high 14 interceptions; the most he has ever thrown in a season is 15. “I’m not hurt,” Rivers told reporters. “I’ve thrown a handful of picks that I normally don’t throw, and I’ll probably throw some more throughout my career. There won’t always be a reason why.”

Last week: The Oakland Raiders were embarrassed for the second straight game on Sunday, falling 38-24 to the Denver Broncos at home. QB Carson Palmer threw three touchdowns and three costly interceptions, and Denver QB Tim Tebow exploited the Oakland defense one week after many wondered if he could be a successful NFL quarterback.

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are both struggling and facing major questions about their quarterbacks.