Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) celebrates with quarterback Philip Rivers (17) after a touchdown during the first half against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Hardwick is ready to see Philip Rivers‘s best season in the NFL. He has been on the radio shows telling people that this will be Rivers’s best performance yet and this is the reason in which he wants to come back to the field. Can Rivers step up to the plate and put together a monster season.
Last year was Philip’s first run with the new offensive scheme and he was able to pick it up quickly and move the offense up and down the field. Now he has a whole season under his belt and has Frank Reich to help him pick up the pace. The offense likely will see more no-huddle and will allow Rivers to use all that knowledge that he has. He will get to pick on the defenses more and has the weapons on the field to beat teams.
When Philip is on his game, he can use any players on the field and still move the ball down the field. Remember when he was using Patrick Crayton and Kelley Washington as his receivers to move the team down the field to score touchdowns? Philip has that ability. He has that talent.
He doesn’t need superstars, but the offense has the weapons around him that he can use. He still has Antonio Gates, even though he may have lost a half step, but he still is dangerous. Keenan Allen is a rising star in the league. Malcom Floyd has always been a consistent performer and he looked like he was sparked by the new offense last season. He has Danny Woodhead to dump the ball off to in the backfield. He has a young tight end in Ladarius Green that can beat linebackers down the field. He has the weapons.
Hardwick believes that Philip will have his best season ever. I don’t see why he wouldn’t be able to put that together. I don’t see why he wouldn’t be able to make that happen. The talent is there. The coaching is there. Time for Philip to play out of his mind.