Our boy Phil isn’t quite getting the attention he deserves thanks to Peyton Manning’s ridiculous performances so far this season, but Phil will always be one of my All-time favorite State players. There is no coincidence that Phil’s play is related to San Diego finally getting rid of Norv Turner who single handedly brought a 14-win playoff team down to .500. Â It couldn’t have happened soon enough.
There are a couple of great articles out today that our worth Checking out. Â First is the Yahoo Sports article that leads with:
Were it not for the unprecedented silliness thatÂ Peyton ManningÂ and the Broncos have unleashed in the opening weeks, then Philip Rivers’ rebirth would probably be the dominant story in the NFL. Rivers isn’t merely having a bounce-back year. Instead, he’s playing at a level few quarterbacks have ever sustained.
And one from Peter King at SI who talks about Phil’s bond with his new coaches and the added talent in San Diego:
Rivers is on his way to one of the best years of his NFL lifeâ€”the best, if he keeps playing like he did in September. Through four weeks, Rivers is by far the most accurate heâ€™s been in his career (his 73.9 completion rate is 8 percent better than his previous career best), and though heâ€™s concentrating on making the safer throws this year, heâ€™s also on pace for the most prolific passing season of his life: 4,796 yards, 44 touchdowns.