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Phil Simms: "Rivers was Born for this Offense"

Posted Nov 9, 2013

Phil Simms weighs in on Philip Rivers and the Denver Broncos game.


When the San Diego Chargers host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be calling the game for CBS.

I caught up with Simms on Saturday to get his thoughts on the big game, and not surprisingly, the former all-time great quickly weighed in on Philip Rivers.

Here is what Simms had to say:

“The first thing I look at with the Chargers is Philip Rivers.  This has been fun to watch.  Knowing him all these years, Rivers was born for this offense.  To see him do something different and adept this way, it’s really what he was made to do.  He’s a high energy guy who likes being in control.  He’s not a wallflower when he walks in the room.  He has that Type A personality.  He really should open up a restaurant because he knows how to satisfy all the customers.  It’s been fun to watch him in this offense.  Again, this is what he’s made to do.  It’s kind of what he did really all the way back to NC State when he was totally in control.  He was a trendsetter really when he was there.  This is going to prolong his career and he’s going to be a really good player the rest of his career.

In regards to this game against the Denver Broncos, I think anytime I talk about them I say ‘Ok, what are you going to do to stop Peyton Manning from scoring 40 points?’  I can’t believe I’m saying that about pro football, but that’s what it is.  And there are two things.  How can you stop him from scoring 40 points, and can you score over 30?  Because even if you play great on the defensive side, most likely they are going to score in the low thirties at least.  So that’s what I’m eager to see.  It’s not so much about the San Diego offense, it’s what this San Diego defense can do new and who can create the pressure to stop Denver’s offense.”

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