Aug. 24, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
“The thing that’s gotten to me this offseason is, ‘Who’s going to fix Philip?’ ” Rivers said, via the Los Angeles Times. “That phrase, I almost laugh it off. That drives me nuts, really.
“There’s no question I’m responsible for some of the plays and some of the games we haven’t won. I’m not going to shy away from that,” he added. “But we can go sit in there and watch a lot of tape from last year, and I’ll ask you, ‘What do you want to fix?’ It’s just about eliminating some of the bad plays.”
What is there to fix? Not all the blame can be placed on Philip, but not placing any blame on him would be absurd. Philip Rivers is the one throwing the football. He is the one that threw all those interceptions. Some of his decisions with that football… Questionable at best. Reasons why he held onto the football for so long? None.
There are things to fix. Where is his confidence in his receivers? Where is the trust? Remember that season that we always revert back to? The one where he completed a million passes to a million different receivers? He had the confidence to throw all those passes and trusted those receivers. Where did all that trust go?
There are things that need to be fixed. You can’t go from someone that was mentioned as a possible Hall of Fame quarterback, to a quarterback that goes undrafted in fantasy football without some things going wrong.
Maybe Philip doesn’t like the word “fix”. He can call it whatever he wants to call it… we will call it “fixing”.