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Old 12-02-2016, 07:24 PM
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Question Is it time to move on from Rivers?

What causes Philip Rivers to freak out every now and then, and make a bonehead play?

I love Rivers. He's the primary reason why the Chargers still have a chance to win games that they don't look like they should be able to win. But he also freaks out from time to time, and throws the ball to the opposing teams defense? Why? Doesn't it puzzle anyone else?

My guess is Ice cream. .....Too much ice cream before a game....

He doesn't seem like a guy that has too may vices. Good family man. I don't imagine for a moment that he's a big drinker, or a smoker. So what make this guy, who is like a coach, and field general, on the field, lose his complete mind from time to time, and freak out?

After much consideration I'm sticking with the brain freeze that eating ice cream too fast can cause. Or maybe drinking too much good old fashioned Sweet Tea, full of sugar, and resting in a glass full of icecubes, too fast.

I just can't explain those moments of freak out any other way.

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Old 12-02-2016, 07:59 PM
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Poor blocking, surrounded by injuries, it's all on his shoulders.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:39 AM
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I think it was BB4L who nailed it. Rivers doesn't have ice in his veins, he has caffeine.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:28 AM
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Not sure. I noticed when he goes out onto the field for the first drive he does the sign of the cross. Being a devout Catholic, he and his family practices the sacrament of going to mass and praying and meditating which is suppose to place you in a peaceful, serene and calm state.

This is completely opposite of his personality and football nature on the field. Perhaps he can talk with legend Roger Staubach on integrating his faith in the heat of the battle. The legendary hail mary became part of NFL football lore when Roger was asked what do you do when you close your eyes before throwing the ball downfield. He commented he says a quick hail mary and you can say it's worked for him in winning games in the final seconds.

Prayer = less bonehead plays = more clutch wins = happy fans = Super Bowl Champion? Could be a game changer.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:16 AM
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Rivers definitely panics too quickly. Not sure if it's a flaw in his game or his lack of trust for the OLine and receivers
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:53 PM
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Rivers isn't clutch plain and simple. Another poor crunch time by Rivers in the loss to Tampa Bay.

Some players just aren't able to perform well under pressure. It is not in their nature similar to Nate Kaeding.
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Rivers isn't clutch plain and simple. Another poor crunch time by Rivers in the loss to Tampa Bay.

Some players just aren't able to perform well under pressure. It is not in their nature similar to Nate Kaeding.
This is 100% true.
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What's wrong with Freaking Out ?
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:29 AM
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He is competitive. Period. He wants to win and will push to get it. I think he takes on too much, wants too much too soon. A gun slinger who well doesn't sling as well as he needs to. I'm glad the bolts have PR. They wouldn't be as competitive without him. He is a very very good QB. But he cannot win on his own
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Rivers for so long had to endure the role of "The Hero" for our team. Yesterday was a classic example of trying to shoulder it all when he didn't need to. 2nd and 1 with a solid check down to Mel which would have led to a healthy gain. Instead he goes for the home run on his own to a recently hot Inman. I think Rivers needs to take a step back. When we had LT in his prime Rivers never had to force plays, MGIII is playing the best ball right now, Rivers needs to trust him the way he did LT. That's how we win, that's how we avoid bonehead plays.
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