Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 11/3/11

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers wears a headset on the sidelines in the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Philip Rivers' subpar season has been a topic of national interest since the events depicted in the above video, which deadens my soul a little bit every time someone clicks on it. A lot of theories have been thrown around. Some people think he might be concealing an injury. Some people think the Chargers offense is severely crippled when Antonio Gates isn't healthy. Some think San Diego's receivers aren't very good at getting separation. Others point the finger at a running game that's nowhere near where it should be. LaDainian Tomlinson has another theory, though, and his opinion is not to be dismissed, because he spent the better part of four years side-by-side with Rivers. "I don't know what Philip may be going through right now. But I will say, to me, he seems distracted for some reason. It just seems like he's distracted. I always said this: It's hard to be the guy on the team. When they say this is your team. It's hard to be that guy now. Because you get all the questions of...
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