Whitlock: Rivers to Bomb

ESPN’s Jason Whitlock has listed 10 NFL “Truths”.(Link) We thought that it would be a good idea to chronicle his comments.

8. Phillip Rivers is going to bomb in San Diego.

It’s never a good idea to try to develop an inexperienced, weak-armed quarterback with a receiving corps led by a 36-year-old, well-past-his-prime receiver not named Jerry Rice. Keenan McCardell had a great season a year ago — 70 receptions and a career-high nine touchdowns. He can’t duplicate that year. Not at 36. And not with Rivers flinging floaters with his sidearm delivery. The Chargers don’t have a reliable receiver to stretch the defense and provide all-world tight end Antonio Gates plenty of room to operate underneath. Rivers’ weak arm and San Diego’s mediocre receiving corps are going to clog running lanes for LaDainian Tomlinson.

We discussed Philip earlier in the week, so we will keep the comments closed on this entry.