Phillip Rivers’ Boneheaded Comments Over the Weekend

July 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Did everyone hear Rivers' comments over the weekend?
Here is the quote:
"Those are two key guys on our offense," said Rivers of Jackson and McNeil.
“I don’t think there’s any way you can say we’re not better with them...But at the same time, can you still get it done without them? The answer is 'Yes'."
Before I weigh in on Rivers' statement, I feel compelled to comment on two things: I believe Phillip Rivers to be a top six quarterback, with an indefatigable spirit and self-confidence, which is contagious not only in the huddle, but in the locker room as well.
The other is that the Vincent Jackson storyline has overshadowed the Marcus McNeill’s holdout; the impact of the possible loss of a two time pro-bowl LT like McNeill could be devastating.
On to the question of whether Rivers was correct in what he said, and should he have said it publicly?
The answer is no and no.
Here’s why what Rivers said was il...

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