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All we’ve been hearing out of San Diego for the last few years has been, “Just wait until they fire Norv." "It’s not on Rivers, it’s on Norv.” “We can’t win with Norv as our coach.” “Can we imprison Norv for crimes against humanity?”
Well, Norv Turner is in Cleveland and Philip Rivers is still a Charger. Yet San Diego’s Week 1 loss to Houston might as well have come straight out of Norv’s playbook. So I’m inclined to ask... what the hell happened?
I’ve been firmly in Phil’s camp since 2010, partially because of how bad Norv was at his job, partially because of just how good Philip Rivers was at his peak. Try to guess who these two players are. The stats represent their performance from 2007-2010:
Player A: 17,242 passing yards, 124 TDs 59 INTs, 66.7% completions.
Player B: 16,125 passing yards, 118 TDs, 48 INTs, 64.2% completions.
Player A is probably a little better, but it’s close. That extra 1,100 passing yards seems smaller when you remember this takes place
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Any football fan -- any American, really -- knows the names of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL: the Tom Bradys, the Peyton Mannings, the Aaron Rodgers and so on. These men are full-blown cultural icons; they are established, in both the sense of endorsements and extracurricular activity as well as the sense of football. But any football fan will also be able to name another...
If the San Diego Chargers beat winless Jacksonville on Sunday, they'll be above .500 for the first time this season.
That's a big deal for a team that looked so dismal in a loss at Oakland before using a methodical, balanced offense to beat Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 19-9 Monday night.
Now the Chargers (3-3) will try to win consecutive games for the first time...
A few weeks ago, no one would have pegged the San Diego Chargers vs. the Tennessee Titans as a particularly interesting affair. After an impressive opening couple of games for the Titans and a resurgent Week 2 from the Chargers, Sunday’s game all of a sudden carries a fair amount of intrigue, and has experts torn over who will emerge victorious.
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Philip Rivers – Chargers (ESPN OWNED 31.9%/YAHOO OWNED 38%)
One of the things...
First let’s review our week 2’s waiver wire performances. Philip Rivers: 36 of 47 for 419 yards and 3 paTD’s with 3 rushes for 11 yards. Bilal Powell: 13 rushes for 48 yards and 1 ruTD with 5 targets with 2 catches for 22 yards. Julian Edelman: 13 catches for 78 yards and 4 rushing yards...
San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy has wasted little time in helping Philip Rivers return to an elite level, while also turning Eddie Royal into the top scoring receiver in the NFL.
The high-scoring attack will try to carry San Diego to its 10th straight win over the Tennessee franchise, with the Titans playing their home opener Sunday.
After serving as coordinator for Denver...
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Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups
The Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups piece won’t be as full of waiver wire options like there was last week, but there are still a few guys who you can add to give your team some depth and help with injuries...
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New week, new names. Let’s get right to it.
Philip Rivers, Chargers
New offensive system seems to working for Rivers and the Chargers’ passing game so far.
Sam Bradford, Rams
Is this finally the year?!? I’m so excited. #teamsambradford
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
Posting solid numbers. Consider as a bye week starter only, still.
James Starks, Packers...
Anything can happen in football. Whether it's throwing for 7 touchdowns in Week 1 or your rookie quarterback throwing a touchdown with 2 seconds left on the board to get the win, football is exciting and unpredictable.The only thing predictable is how I predicted RG3 wasn't going to put up that many points against the Packers' defense.There have been a bunch of shockers...
Time to hop on the waiver wire if you need to fill some position holes on your team.
Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers – Well there is definitely some magic between Royal and QB Philip Rivers. After surprising everyone with 2 TDs in week 1 vs. Houston, Royal impressed even further with an even better performance in week 2 against Philadelphia, grabbing 7 catches for...
Hitting the waiver wire is one of the most important things you need to do to be successful in fantasy football. We will look at the best pickups (Hot Off the Grill)and guys to keep an eye on or grab in deeper leagues (Still Simmering).Their ownership should be at 60% or less in Yahoo leagues to make the list. See the names below:
Hot Off the Grill