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Philip Rivers: Chiefs are not as exotic in pressures as last year


Oct 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes down field during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers has done his homework on the Chiefs defense and here is what he had to say about his study:

“They’ve certainly pressured but haven’t been as exotic in the pressures as they were last year.”

It sounds like the Chiefs are relying more on their talent and less on the scheme. I wonder how this makes Philip feel.

Since Philip will be making adjustments at the line, it sounds like he will be able to read the defense easier and will be able to make the adjustment in order to move the ball down the field. He won’t have to think as hard and will be able to direct his players to make the blocks that he needs.

Philip has been dissecting defenses all season and he gets his shot on the Kansas City Chiefs next. We will see how he chooses to move the ball against them this weekend. I think that having a less exotic defense will benefit the Chargers and their offense. I feel that it will allow Philip to find his weapons. The Chargers players will just have to win their battles.

Philip Rivers on #Chiefs defense. "They've certainly pressured but haven't been as exotic in the pressures as they were last year."

— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 16, 2014