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  • #16
    as much as it pains me to say....I don't think he has peaked...The game tonight showed me as much....with basically no running game, and under constant pressure...he still didn't throw an int...and had 2 tds
    "Badger my a$$ it's probably Milhouse...."

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Puddleglum View Post
      I just want Rivers to do learn to do 3 more things.

      1. Hit the gym, I swear my wife has bigger muscles in her arms than he does.

      2. Pump fake, would love to see him sprinkle them in a little more.

      3. Get more into the play book and start calling his own plays more. Cause our OC is a nimrod and I swear that's who he's yelling at after stupid plays.
      LOL, I'd hate to see your wife then. Did you marry an olympic powerlifter?

      I remember back at NC State, Rivers was benching 405 pounds. He's a strong dude. Football "armstrength" comes from throwing motion, the shoulder and core anyway, not the biceps or triceps. His throwing motion really prevents him from gunning the ball past 20 yards or so, but his accuracy, touch and timing more than makes up for that limitation.

      Agreed with #2 & #3. It's laughably sad when we continue to try to run the ball right up the middle on first down, when everyone knows it's coming. Who do they think they are fooling? The Norv defenders always say, "the inside runs set up the play-action!" The problem with that argument is that we are much more successful passing out of the shotgun, giving Rivers multiple targets to throw to. We don't need to sell the play-action all the time. We need to put the ball in our best player's hands and let him do his thing. Once the defense is on it's heels, THEN turn Mathews and Sproles loose. Pass to open up the run. Not the other way around.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Chargerbomb View Post
        LOL, I'd hate to see your wife then. Did you marry an olympic powerlifter?
        A nurse with freakishly strong fingers.

        Originally posted by Chargerbomb View Post
        Agreed with #2 & #3. It's laughably sad when we continue to try to run the ball right up the middle on first down, when everyone knows it's coming. Who do they think they are fooling? The Norv defenders always say, "the inside runs set up the play-action!" The problem with that argument is that we are much more successful passing out of the shotgun, giving Rivers multiple targets to throw to. We don't need to sell the play-action all the time. We need to put the ball in our best player's hands and let him do his thing. Once the defense is on it's heels, THEN turn Mathews and Sproles loose. Pass to open up the run. Not the other way around.
        You totally nailed it right there. I'd give you CP but it's worth nothing. What the heck, giving away something that is nothing to others makes me feel better about myself. Besides, you earned it!
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        • #19
          Completely agree with ChargerBomb. Rivers stats may stay level or drop a little, rise a little over the next 10 years, but his command of the field is improving all the time. I think Kevin Acee quoted Norv (or someone else) saying something to that effect this last week if I remember right. The quote was something like he used to have a 180 degree grasp of the field and this year it has grown to 360 degrees.

          All those that work with him will tell you he has an amazing grasp of the entire game and all positions. That is what sets the elites apart. Drew Brees has that, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady do as well. I haven't watched Aaron Rodgers more than once or twice so I don't know about him.

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