- Mar 5, 2006
http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The+Way+We+Hear+It/default.htm?mode=afcwestPhilip Rivers doesn’t want people to view Drew Brees’ departure in free agency and Rivers’ corresponding ascension to the starting role as a setback. “I haven’t played a ton, that’s true,” Rivers told a throng of media the day after Brees signed a six-year, $60 million deal with New Orleans. “But I’ve had the two years, and I know the abilities I do have. But the thing that’s key to mention is we have a good team. We have a couple guys that are as good as there is in the league and (they are) mixed in with a bunch of good, solid players. It’s important for me to be myself and not try to do too much, and we’ll be fine and go where we want to go.” Rivers’ confidence is noteworthy, and he says he learned a lot in his two years by watching Brees and listening to coaches. However, how a San Diego roster that, on paper, appears ready to win now responds to the inevitable growing pains of an inexperienced quarterback figures to be key early on.
Based on the LT, Lo'Neal interview on the NFL Network, I am willing to say there is indeed some trepidation on the part of the veterans of the team. I think that is understandable, however I also know until the workouts and mini camps start... There is no changing it.
Sorry O, I had ta post it.:icon_smile: