A: I understand a lot of fans are excited about Willie after his strong preseason, but I would temper your excitement quite a bit. Head coach Norv Turner intimated that both Willie and
Q: I have been a Chargers fan all my life, and I cannot think of us getting rid of
A: I would never make any guarantee about the future in sports, but I feel very safe saying I fully expect Philip Rivers will remain the quarterback for the Chargers. As I’ve mentioned in previous weeks, Rivers is still a franchise quarterback and one of the best in the game. When you look at the offensive line issues this year and the amount of injuries the unit’s had to deal with, as well as injuries and a lack of consistency by many of his wide receivers and tight ends, it’s no surprise that he has struggled in 2012. I’d expect the team to address the offensive line and even the wide receiver position in free agency and the draft to help out Rivers in 2013.
Q: What can I look forward to watching now that the Chargers are eliminated? – Bobby Caldrone
A: There are a lot of reasons to watch the remaining two games even though the team can’t make the postseason. The first one that pops into my head is to watch the rookies.
Q: Since we can’t get into the playoffs, why are we rushing players back on the field for Sunday’s game? – Frank Willow
A: No player is rushing back. Yes, a lot of players have returned to practice this week, including Donald Butler,
Q: I see
A: While it’s true Vincent returned for the individual portion of practice this week, it was done so with the understanding he will not play in either of the two remaining games. As Turner said, he simply isn’t anywhere near ready to play in a National Football League game. For more information on Brown, click here to read an article I wrote about him on Wednesday.
Q: Bold prediction time. Mine is that Rivers throws for three TDs. What you got this week Rick? – Jon Golden
A: That’s a good one, Jon. I’m going to go on the opposite end of the spectrum and say our defense picks off Greg McElroy three times.