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Philip Rivers: “I’m the guy who threw the ball and therefore I’m responsible”


Nov 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) drops back to pass before throwing a touchdown during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers spoke with the site TD Daily to share his thoughts on the coming season and his struggles. He definitely doesn’t divert the attention to some of his recent struggles. He takes all the blame.

Here is a little excerpt from the article:

TD: So when you look at your recent struggles, do you view them more as a result of some unlucky bounces, or is there something that you feel you have to fix?

PR: No, I definitely have grinded this off-season, like I always do every off-season—you have to have a good off-season to have a great year—but also, there’s a story with every turnover. Ultimately, I know I’m the guy who threw the ball and therefore I’m responsible, but what I mean is that it’s not like I forgot how to throw a completion or that the team forgot how to get a first down or win a game or anything like that. It’s just that the margin of error in this league is so small, especially at my position. I don’t ask for any sympathy and because I’m the quarterback I’m responsible, especially for the mistakes I make. But I’m also excited because I know that I can play better and that I will play better.

This has to be a good year for Philip Rivers. He needs to step up and make some things happen on offense. There is nobody else to blame for struggles anymore. Norv and AJ are gone. Like he said, he is the quarterback, he is responsible. That will hold even more true this coming year.

Our fate rides on his shoulders. If he is able to make better decisions with the football and become that playmaker that we all know, then we will be competing for a spot in the playoffs and competing for that Super Bowl. Otherwise, we will be screwed.