- 11/06/2011, 07:40PM ET
cubby2bubby said 11/06, 07:40 PM
Boy what a drop off eh? All that hype for this guy and he just dumps a dookie on his career this year...he is done eh?
HOOTZ said 11/06, 10:22 PM
I've been waiting for the Phillip Rivers TDs to start, and I'm still waiting.
Rivers is having a bad year. Last week against Kansas City he botched a snap that most High School QBs have never known the likes of. This week he missed obvious open pass routes and had them replaced with pick 6s. But you're saying he's done eh? How about "NO HE ISN'T?
That's a stretch if ever I've read one. Since this TD was created today, lets take a look at today. He was 26/46 passing (not good) for 385 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Nothing that Tom Brady hasn't done already this season and I don't hear you saying he's done?
Rivers' play this season is unlike any of his previous 5 in comparison. But, he's a long way from being done.
Did you see Rivers lateral to Tolbert? That's old school thinking and it turned out to be one of the best plays in the NFL this week. Albeit coming on a play where he exposed the ball much like Tim Tebow does.
Rivers is being distracted by something. This isn't a physical problem, so I strongly believe he'll overcome it. It might not happen next week or even this season, but he will overcome it.
Rivers is being DISTRACTED.
HOOTZ said 11/08, 12:16 PM
You can bet that an open receiver on a pick off pass will come to the sideline after the play and let Rivers know he was open. Rivers is also going to spend time watching game film and seeing exactly where that reciever was. Rivers is just as aware of his shortfalls as you and I are.
This isn't a black and white topic. There's no reason to believe he's suddenly washed up and on his way out as a QB. He's taking the blame for what's been happening and he will address the problems head on with support from his teammates and coaches.
All I'm looking for from you is an argument breaking down your beliefs as to why he is now done in the NFL. Throw me a bone here. Anything? I would rather not be left to argue this TD all by myself.
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