Found July 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
Once heralded as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, Philip Rivers would be lucky to still be in the top ten quarterbacks on most lists.But it is tough to tell if the 2012 season was more of a fluke or the start of a decline for the 31-year-old quarterback. ESPN Analyst and former quarterback Ron Jaworski described Rivers’ play as "deteriorating", which would indicate he favors the latter. Other NFL analysts believe Rivers has lost a bit of his arm strength as well.Jaws still loves the way Rivers “commands the offense”, but also said the quarterback broke away from his natural pocket passer position and tried to make too many things happen forcing balls down the field. Of course, good quarterbacks should try to make things happen when their team is losing as often as the Chargers did last year.One should also not discount that last year, besides parts of 2010, was the first time Rivers did not have wide receiver Vincent Jackson to throw to. Jackson was San Diego’s top w...

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In this year’s NFL draft, the San Diego Chargers selected right tackle D.J. Fluker from the University of Alabama with the 11th pick overall.  The 22 year old from Louisiana was selected to help with the miserable offensive line the Bolts had last season.  The Chargers gave up the 4th most sacks of any team in the NFL and were tied for the 2nd worst yards per carry average. Fluker...

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Remember back in the day when Philip Rivers was a top 10 fantasy QB and LaDainian Tomlinson was THE running back to own and Vincent Jackson was catching deep balls and Antonio Gates was the best TE in the game? Nowadays, fantasy players are staying away from the Chargers and their turnover prone QB, injury prone RB (Ryan Mathews), their aging TE and their inconsistent WRs (Malcom...

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Welcome, one and all, to part three of my four part journey through the Chargers’ offense.If you’re new to the series, take a look at parts one (offensive line) and two (Philip Rivers). They’re not integral to understanding today’s offering, but I’d like to think they’re worthy of a read.For those that are green to the series, just commit one theme to memory before moving...

Why Ryan Mathews Will Continue To Take a Dive in 2013

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