Originally Posted by EDUBfan
It's good to see that some of you realize that the Chargers have two PR problems...and one of them is public relations...with their fans.
Trade Rivers now while he still has some trade value...we are at the beginning of a New Charger Era! Let's make it a clean break with those that have been under performing.
What will happen if we are unable to put together the very best O line in the NFL?
Answer: We will have another season just like the last three with Rivers dragging us down.
Like 909 said, it's not like Rivers had nothing but probowlers around him in 08-10 when he was elite and our team was at or near the top in terms of offense. McNeill's best season was his rookie year and his pass pro was only average after that. Hardwick's ability to hold at the POA and create a pocket as always been lacking. RG was a spot in development as Vasquez took over as a rookie and was inconsistent for some time. Clary has always been a below average pass protector. Dielman was the only consistently good player on that line and we was even declining by 2010.
Give Rivers some semblance of protection, and he'll succeed. Harris, Green, Hardwick, and Clary were all near the bottom of their positions in terms of protection in 2012. That's 4/5. And a lot of the time it was their
backups playing, which was even worse. So bottom line, the assertion that we would need the best line in the NFL for Rivers to succeed is groundless, and honestly just smacks of the personal distaste some people have for him that they try to pass off as actually being related to his play on the field.