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Thu, 16 May 2013 16:01:44 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will ask QB Philip Rivers to play a huge role in reducing the learning curve for the rest of the bodies on offense this year. "We're going to throw as much of the offense as Philip can handle," McCoy said. "When he tells us to slow down, we'll slow down." Rivers said the practices with new head coach McCoy have been designed for more intermediate passes than in recent years.
Fantasy Tip: Taking on the challenge of an entirely new offensive scheme and key words is a tall task, but not impossible for an offensive mind such as Rivers'. The key will be whether his offensive line can protect him enough to get the ball out, and the plan for intermediate passes probably has some connection. This could be a big help to Rivers and give him a better chance to succeed and improve upon his disappointment from last season. He could be a sleeper as a solid QB2.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:12:46 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers praised LB Manti Te'o in his first practice with the team Monday, May 13. "It didn't seem like he was lost or anything ... he didn't stand out, which was a good thing," Rivers said.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 06:19:16 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could be in his final season with the team after two sub-par seasons and a new coaching staff in town.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:48:08 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have not approached QB Philip Rivers about restructuring his contract.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:59:33 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has seen his play slip over the last two seasons, particularly in terms of ball security; however, new head coach Mike McCoy is confident he can get the best out of Rivers in 2013. "I think Philip's gonna do a great job with us," McCoy said. "We're very fortunate to have him here. A very talented player and a great guy to have as the face of your franchise."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:13:30 -0800
San Diego Chargers quarterback's coach Frank Reich is happy with his new position with the Chargers. Reich feels like it is a great situation to be working with QB Philip Rivers. "(I was intrigued) to come to a place where there's a quarterback like Philip Rivers," he continued. "Philip's reputation is that he's a competitor. I think that's what everybody respects most about him. When you think of Philip, you think of a guy who is a competitor and led one of the more prolific offenses for a good stretch. He at one point led the best offense in the league, and that's not easy to do because there are a lot of good players in this league. During that stretch, he was at the top of the game. He was a legitimate MVP candidate, so I'm excited to work with a guy who is a good competitor and a great player. That combination - that's a good combination."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:53:48 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said during a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 15, head coach Mike McCoy was the man he was hoping the team would hire all along. "Of the potential candidates, I can honestly say this is the guy I was hoping for. I feel great about it," Rivers said. "We have direction now. We'll all go again. I think Chargers fans should be excited."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:51:20 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Tuesday, Jan. 15, he is looking forward to working with QB Philip Rivers, calling him a "great guy to have a face of your franchise." McCoy could not explain why Rivers' production has declined in the last two seasons; however, he promised he would ask the quarterback "some tough questions."
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:14:20 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 16 of his 23 pass attempts for 121 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers. Rivers also had three carries for four yards, and he fumbled a whopping four times, losing two of them.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:19:57 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers blitzed San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers 22 times in their Week 14 defeat. Rivers completed only 3 of 11 passes for 24 yards when he was pressured. When he wasn't, he threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
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