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Old 01-05-2019, 02:25 PM
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Tease us with a good article...then post a link where we have to pay to read it....?

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Old 01-05-2019, 05:49 PM
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If this isn’t the thread that proves the CMB should be immune to extinction, i don’t know what is...
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:31 PM
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Please see thread “Bolt up” you are wasting more time on this thread than rivers wastes complaining about calls. Rivers is great most of the time we are blessed to have him. Every athlete has some flaws deal with it and just be happy we made it to the post season !
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:05 AM
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Let the mojo flow through Rivers tomorrow
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:39 PM
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Tease us with a good article...then post a link where we have to pay to read it....?

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Alright here's some of it. Not sure how much I can post without getting into trouble.

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As the driver piloted Rivers north toward the Route 73 toll road, he flicked on the 40-inch TV, plugged the HDMI cord into his laptop and loaded one of his many film cut-ups of the Ravens defense. Early in the week, he studied tendencies, like which defenders bit on which fakes or what pre-snap movements betrayed their intentions. Last year, he analyzed tape with Kellen Clemens, his backup and road-trip buddy, though Clemens found himself struggling to keep up. Rivers processed the clips faster than anyone the journeyman had ever been around.


“He’s always looking for something,” Clemens said. “It’s an investigation and he’s like a detective. He sometimes doesn’t even watch what the play does. The rest of us mortals study the film and learn about the defense, watching as fans do, but (for Rivers), those are wasted seconds. You’ve only got so much time.”


This offseason, the Chargers didn’t re-sign Clemens, so now Rivers mostly rides alone. Seventy-two-and-a-half miles from his front door, the SUV pulled to a stop inside a gated parking lot. Just as the sun was rising, Rivers popped out and walked into the Hoag Performance Center. Rivers, a bacon-and-eggs guy, grabbed breakfast from the Tender Greens-catered cafeteria and hustled to the bottom-floor quarterback room ahead of the 7:50 meeting with quarterbacks coach Shane Steichen, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and backups Geno Smith and Cardale Jones.


The group hunkered there, in the room on the opposite wall of the team’s reception desk, and scrutinized more video. In 2017, the Bills traded Jones to the Chargers and, after seeing what Rivers saw in a week of normal meetings, Jones said, “I felt like I wasn’t in the NFL the year before.”


At 9:25 a.m., head coach Anthony Lynn finished his 15-minute, team-wide meeting and released all his gathered coaches and players. Rivers retreated to the quarterbacks room. Sometimes, as position groups worked through the next 85 minutes, players ducked out for treatment, the chiropractor, breakfast leftovers, a phone call or a dip in the tub. Rivers is rarely one of them.


That morning, Rivers led “Protection,” a meeting the team doesn’t put on the schedule but completes each week whenever it can find the time. Players consider it one of the most vital parts of preparation. Rivers brought in the offensive line first and everyone, including the coaches, watched as the quarterback dissected each blocking assignment on certain plays. Later, the tight ends, running backs and receivers cycled through for the same review.


Rivers used to pore over cut-ups of the defense’s blitzes for hours each week with former center Nick Hardwick, who snapped to Rivers from 2004 to 2014. They ferreted out the defense’s tells for which type of blitz was coming and rehearsed their calls. Eventually, Hardwick realized Rivers enjoyed picking up a blitz as much as he did throwing a touchdown.
Sometimes, in games, the quarterback and center diagnosed the same defensive look differently and, as the play clock wound down, they chirped back and forth over which protection they needed.


“He always had veto power because he says, ‘Hut,’ ” Hardwick laughed.



“But we had it out for about 20 seconds.”
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Practice period started at 12:40 p.m. and, soon, players spread out in a long line, inching across the field as they stretched. At 1:03, the airhorn blew. Rivers and his backups, Smith and Jones, jogged to the opposite practice field and shuffled through a makeshift ladder drill of miniature hurdles and rifled throws at the Gilman Gear Drop-In Combonet, with a square opening slightly wider than the circumference of the ball. Later, they took turns lobbing fades toward the back net, angled away from them, and Rivers hit two of three throws.


After practice ended at 2:45, Rivers showered and found the quarterback group for his 3:05, the day’s final meeting usually reserved for practice film review. Forty-five minutes later, he was done. He had lifted, scouted and game-planned as well as he could. Rivers used to finish later in the day, but in early November, when daylight savings ended, the Chargers bumped all their schedules back an hour to remain in routine. By 5, Rivers was back in his brown, leather captain’s chair.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:46 AM
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I am relatively certain that this video clip created by the Chargers social media team has been posted in another thread, but it’s too good to remain buried!

“Do it, Phil!!!”

https://twitter.com/chargers/status/...879648256?s=21

Merriman loves it as well!

https://twitter.com/shawnemerriman/s...578183168?s=21
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