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Philip Rivers Has Been Extra Slippery This Season


Oct 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) rushes for a gain against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most impressive things this season is watching Philip Rivers work his way around the pocket. His pocket has not been clean much this season, but he is stepping up in the pocket and avoiding the pass rush and finding open receivers or running for the first down.

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His feet have been really good this season and that has led to his solid performance to open up the year. I don’t know how many times that he has escaped pressure and found a way to get out of some mess and then ended up finding his receiver.

I don’t think I can remember Philip being so slippery in the pocket. I don’t think he was as elusive as he has shown in the past.

I am not saying that he is Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick or anything like that. He is not even close to that type of player, but he is standing in tough in the pocket when he has the throw and he is finding a way to slip around in the pocket to find his open man. Probably the best he has done this in his career.