Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Just a few weeks ago, Phillip Rivers had to feel pretty optimistic about the weapons he'd be going into battle with for the 2013 NFL season. Not only did he have known commodities like Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown to work with, but he also had the improving Danario Alexander in his top three receivers as well. Rookie Keenan Allen, although talented, wasn't really expected to be a major contributor in his first season. As things are prone to do in this league, however, the picture has changed drastically for the Chargers' offense. Danario Alexander is out for the season with a torn ACL, Malcom Floyd's knee sprain is going to keep him sidelined indefinitely, and Vincent Brown hasn't yet been able to put a hamstring injury behind him long enough to get on the field. That leaves the rookie Allen as perhaps River's top option in the passing game. Will he be up to the task? Typically, a third round selection isn't going to be the sort of player in their rookie year that a t...
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