Philip Rivers: “Sometimes you’re your own worst enemy, and you’ve just got to trust and go play”

By Ernie Padaon

May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers speaks at a press conference at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The terrible offensive line for the San Diego Chargers definitely took it’s toll on Philip Rivers over the years.

“Sometimes, you rush things when you didn’t have to,” Rivers said. “You look, and go, ‘Man, I had more time than I thought.’ Sometimes you’re your own worst enemy, and you’ve just got to trust and go play. I think, for the most part, I’ve done that. This year, start fresh. Start fresh. … – UT San Diego

Getting hit over and over and over again will definitely mess with your head. Philip developed happy feet and tried to get the ball out quicker. He didn’t trust the offensive line… AND WHO WOULD?

Tyronne Greene? Mike Harris? That is a sketchy pair that he had to trust on the left side of the line.

This year things will be different, but the guys on the left side still will have to prove themselves. Max Starks is the veteran of the group at left tackle. He is battling it out with King Dunlap for that starting job. Chad Rinehart is the leading candidate to take the starting left guard job and there isn’t much competition for him at this time in camp.

Hopefully the guys up front can give Philip something to be confident about. That is the biggest key.