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AP: Rivers outraces 'Lights Out' Merriman in Chargers practice

SDRay

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http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15167179.htm

By Bernie Wilson

SAN DIEGO - It's the kind of training camp play that revs up players and fans, and makes coaches cringe.

Late in Monday's second practice, new San Diego Chargers starting quarterback Philip Rivers broke free on a sneak and took off on a 60-yard, open-field run, figuring he might as well finish off the play.

Not to be outdone, outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005, came sprinting after Rivers from the other side of the field. The quarterback stepped into the end zone about 5 yards ahead of the linebacker.
 

rexy2006

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AthensPhilipRiversFan said:
hehehehe....open da dam and let the floodin Rivers flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!:icon_mrgreen:
It was grreat seeing Rivers in person in axetion. He seemed to be very in control on every play. I was quite impressed, but you knew that...

Taller and thinner than I thought, though...
 
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rexy2006 said:
It was grreat seeing Rivers in person in axetion. He seemed to be very in control on every play. I was quite impressed, but you knew that...

Taller and thinner than I thought, though...

always looks taller...i swear he is still gettin taller...LOL...thinner...i don't see...last time we did see him...we were all like DAMNNNNNNNNNN what's that boy been eating!! he's a lean mean tall fightin machine...I CAN'T WAIT FOR FOOTBALL SEASON!!!
 
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rexy2006

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Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan said:
:icon_eek: :eek:hmy: :icon_eek:

Teresa, you best inform our QB that Merriman is one not to be messed with.

Don't get me wrong...Philip is a stud.

But...

If given the choice of seeing Philip run from a pack of pit bulls or Shawne Merriman, I'd take the pit bulls. They'd do less damage. :icon_eek:
I heartily concur!

To use one of Trumpie's-type wordage, Merriman was "balls-out" on every freakin drill! Dude looks like a man possessed! That po dummy didnt know what obliterated him!

People were yelling "LIGHTS OUT" when he pounded the dummies!!! He hit harder than hard!
 
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Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan said:
:icon_eek: :eek:hmy: :icon_eek:

Teresa, you best inform our QB that Merriman is one not to be messed with.

Don't get me wrong...Philip is a stud.

But...

If given the choice of seeing Philip run from a pack of pit bulls or Shawne Merriman, I'd take the pit bulls. They'd do less damage. :icon_eek:
PR and Merriman have went man to man before...it's alllllllllllllllllllllll good. :tup:
 

BFISA

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PR can handle himself...'member he threw that pic vs the 9ers in his first preseason action his rookie year. He picked up the interceptor and threw him on the ground, tearin this dude a new assshole!!:icon_mrgreen:
 
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rexy2006 said:
I heartily concur!

To use one of Trumpie's-type wordage, Merriman was "balls-out" on every freakin drill! Dude looks like a man possessed! That po dummy didnt know what obliterated him!

People were yelling "LIGHTS OUT" when he pounded the dummies!!! He hit harder than hard!

merriman cracks me up! instead of lights out....it should be more like...POWER OUTAGE!!!!
 
#11
BFISA said:
PR can handle himself...'member he threw that pic vs the 9ers in his first preseason action his rookie year. He picked up the interceptor and threw him on the ground, tearin this dude a new assshole!!:icon_mrgreen:

yes that would be my homeboy...he's sucha sweet thang...but he can be a tad aggressive....LOL!!
 

Electric Chair

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rexy2006 said:
I heartily concur!

To use one of Trumpie's-type wordage, Merriman was "balls-out" on every freakin drill! Dude looks like a man possessed! That po dummy didnt know what obliterated him!

People were yelling "LIGHTS OUT" when he pounded the dummies!!! He hit harder than hard!
Exactly why I have been encouraging the guy to get into porn.
 

Trumpet_Man

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BFISA said:
PR can handle himself...'member he threw that pic vs the 9ers in his first preseason action his rookie year. He picked up the interceptor and threw him on the ground, tearin this dude a new assshole!!:icon_mrgreen:
He body slammed that poor DB....:lol:
 

Trumpet_Man

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http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=2537826

Rivers gets a flood of praise from SchottenheimerAssociated Press
National Football League News Wire

SAN DIEGO -- Marty Schottenheimer doesn't usually distribute training camp praise to first-year starters, especially at quarterback.

But the longtime coach didn't hesitate to heap a helping of compliments on his new quarterback, Philip Rivers.

"He might be a little bit ahead" of schedule, Schottenheimer said Wednesday. "He understands this offense completely and he understands how the pieces fit together. He has had a very good camp."

While former starter Drew Brees had to look over his shoulder at Rivers the past two years, there is no one in Rivers' rearview mirror. His backups are veteran A.J. Feeley and rookie Charlie Whitehurst, and neither is given a shot at supplanting Rivers, the fourth overall pick of the 2004 draft.

But Rivers said that isn't a drawback and he's playing as if his job is at stake.

"I think you compete every day with all the quarterbacks and at the same time you compete against yourself and compete against the defense," said Rivers, who has thrown 30 NFL passes. "I'm pushing myself and the coach is pushing me and the other quarterbacks. But I'm my own worst critic. I get after it pretty good."

Rivers comes into camp with zero NFL starts but a bank of NFL knowledge. His comfort level arrives from being in the third year of the Chargers' system.

"I feel like I'm on pace," said Rivers, who has known that he'd be the starter since March, when Brees signed as a free agent with New Orleans. "I got a lot out of the last two years -- it's probably something you can't measure. But I know that if I continue to get reps and practice and those preseason games are only going to help me get better.

......click on link for the rest of the article
 

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