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Questions on Philip Rivers’ Arm Could Continue

By Ernie Padaon

July 26, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (left) drops back to pass during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

What was wrong with Philip Rivers last year? Who cares, that is last years news?

It would feel a little more comforting to hear that there was something wrong with Philip last season, so that we can place the blame on the poor numbers on an injury or something like else. When an NFL reporter makes his way to Chargers park for training camp and still has questions on his arm strength, things get a little worrisome:

There were questions last year about Rivers’ arm and whether there was an issue. Don’t be surprised if that continues this year. He can make every throw, just like he always has. But to the lay person — and based on just one practice — the ball just doesn’t quite look like it has the same zip it used to. – Ian Rapoport

Does that make you worried? Just a little?

Rivers threw 20 interceptions last season, but turned things around toward the end of the season. People placed blame on injuries, too many kids, trying to do to much and all kinds of other things. There were some people saying that his arm strength didn’t look the same last season and blamed his struggles on that. That report from Rapoport is not encouraging.

Which quarterback will show up this year?