Rivers has talked with coach Anthony Lynn several times since their last game, and he knows his production has to be better. Lynn and the coaches evaluated everyone during the bye week and came out thinking "it's not just one guy why we're 4-7." He said Rivers knows he can't keep turning the ball over, but everyone is going to be evaluated.
That said, while Rivers has been interception-prone recently, Lynn does not want him looking over his shoulder as if he'll come out with one pick. He doesn't want him playing not to lose. He wants the same carefree Rivers who has thrived so often.
Lynn said as much publicly this week.
"Obviously, there's a fine line there," Lynn said. "You still want to be aggressive throwing the football, but at the same time, make smarter decisions."
The team is also cognizant that interceptions aren't always the quarterback's fault. And there won't be one factor or outcome that leads to a move as drastic as pulling a franchise starter. Lynn believes that won't come up.
"I don't plan on having to make that decision," Lynn said this week. "I plan on us going and playing our tails off this weekend and getting back in that win column. ... Most great athletes, they respond well. I believe Philip is going to respond well."