Skip to main content

Around the League

Presented By

Philip Rivers doesn't believe he needs to be fixed

Philip Rivers hears the noise.

He knows a lot of people now view him as damaged goods. A once-great quarterback now mortal and turnover-ridden. A link to the San Diego Chargers' past, but not necessarily their future.

Rapoport: Charged by change


The Chargers cleaned house in the offseason. Will a 3-year playoff drought end in 2013? Ian Rapoport went to S.D. to find out. **More ...**

Those who believe Rivers can bounce back in 2013 point to a better-suited scheme under coach Mike McCoy and coordinator Ken Whisenhunt that favors quick passing and high-percentage throws. This is the type of strategizing that can "fix" Philip Rivers.

And that's what annoys the veteran.

"The thing that's gotten to me this offseason is, 'Who's going to fix Philip?' " Rivers said, via the Los Angeles Times. "That phrase, I almost laugh it off. That drives me nuts, really.

"There's no question I'm responsible for some of the plays and some of the games we haven't won. I'm not going to shy away from that," he added. "But we can go sit in there and watch a lot of tape from last year, and I'll ask you, 'What do you want to fix?' It's just about eliminating some of the bad plays."

Rivers no longer possesses the arm to thrive in a downfield attack, something the decision-makers were smart enough to get away from. It's a "fix" to us, and one that might help Rivers regain some of his lost luster.

The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content