Chargers: Rivers has an array of options

| 2 years ago

Chargers: Rivers has an array of options


PFF-headlinesIt is no secret that Philip Rivers has been on fire this season. He is 2nd overall in our quarter back rankings and 1st in Quarterback Accuracy percentage. One of the biggest reasons for his success is the multitude of offensive weapons he has to choose from.

The Chargers’ top three receivers (Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal, Malcom Floyd) all rank in the top 30 in overall grade, with Royal (+2.7) ranking the highest. Floyd is provides the deep threat as is near 47% of his targets being 20 yards or more down the field.  Allen handles the shot passing game, with 29 of his 36 targets being less than 20 yards down the field.

Rivers also has a couple of tight end options to throw to. Antonio Gates is proving that he still has it as he is on pace for 880 yards and 16 touchdowns. Ladarius Green, who hasn’t been able to see the field as much due to Gates’ productivity, has the potential to be one of the top receiving tight ends in the league.

Anyone one of these receivers can take over a game at any given time. Rivers looks to get all involved and continue his MVP caliber season.

  • [email protected]

    Wait what? I thought the chargers would crippled by losing the 7th best RB in the NFL last year!!!! (according to Pro Football Focus).

    • Tim Edell

      Thats why Rivers is in the running for MVP

    • Dildo Baggins

      You’re misunderstanding what PFF does. They are not RATING players, they are GRADING players. Danny Woodhead GRADED out as the 7th highest RB last year. That doesnt mean he was the 7th best RB in the NFL.

      • [email protected]

        Don’t bother with Scott. Danny Woodhead stole his girlfriend or something and now he comments on every Charger article about how awful Woodhead is (in his mind, that is). The grading thing has been explained to him over and over and over and he just can’t seem to understand it, which is funny considering he’s apparently a regular on PFF.

        • Chris

          He spends the rest of his time contesting everything negative posted about Russell Wilson.

          • [email protected]

            At least i don’t create multiple accounts to agree with myself and then tell other people “look everybody agrees with me”.

          • Chris

            I welcome you to ask the PFF staff to run the IP addresses of these so called multiple accounts. I can assure you this is my only one.

          • [email protected]

            We all know even if that were true it means nothing.

      • [email protected]

        If a 7th highest grade doesn’t mean you are the 7th best player then what are the grades for? You scored high on some arbitrary grading system that doesn’t mean anything.

        • [email protected]?

          Honestly Scott, do you not understand the website you are on?

          • [email protected]

            Do you always answer a question with a question?

    • [email protected]

      Scott, you amaze me with your continued ignorance of both football and how PFF works. Pretty remarkable considering you apparently visit this site often, you would think some knowledge would rub off eventually.

      • [email protected]

        Chris -> Kill yourself, Seriously. With fire.

        • [email protected]

          Who is this Chris and why do you want him to kill himself? Seems a little harsh, did he help Danny Woodhead steal your girl or something?

          • [email protected]

            I dont think he’s ever seen a girl naked.

        • Chris

          LOL!

    • Chris

      LOL!!!

  • MachoMenos

    Let’s not forget two very important things. 1) Although Woodhead is gone for the season and Ryan Mathews might be gone for another 2-3 weeks, Brown and Oliver have also been doing pretty well out of the backfield. And 2) unless I’m mistaken (you guys would know better than me) Keenan looks to be the one being consistently double teamed which is making everybody else’s job that much easier.

    Now how good they will be when Mathews, Brown, Ingram, Te’o, Wright and Attaochu come back from injury is anybodies guess?

    • [email protected]

      Ryan Mathews is always injured and Woodhead is overrated. Chargers are better off now.

      • Jack Casey

        I definitely don’t think Woodhead is overrated.. If anything he is underrated. We all know he is excellent in the passing game.. But I think he is much better than people think as an actual runner. As a Patriots fan I remember countless games when Ridley/Vereen or even BJGE weren’t getting much going.. Woody would come in and consistently get positive yards.. He is so short he gets lost behind the OL, and gets to the hole quick and barely ever gets stuffed…

        And while he is short, he isn’t “small”. His legs are like tree trunks.. He gets a lot more tough yards than most people think. He is also useable as a blocker. You would think he is too small but he is crafty.

        • [email protected]

          PFF rated him the 7th best RB in the NFL in 2013. I mean overrated compared to that :)

          • [email protected]

            How can he be overrated if that was his exact rating? He graded out 7th best overall. It’s not opinion.

          • [email protected]

            Derp de Derp!

        • Chris

          Don’t even bother trying to ‘discuss’ this with Scott. He’s right and you’re wrong.

      • [email protected]

        No, they’re not. You’re never better off with 2 of your best offensive weapons on the sidelines. This is football 101. Having more quality players is always better than having fewer quality players.

        • [email protected]

          Chris -> you are a pathetic human being. Kill yourself. You create extra accounts to spam people and like your own posts and agree with yourself.

          • [email protected]

            Who is Chris?

          • Chris

            LOL! Take it easy, Scott, not everyone who disagrees with your expertly crafted opinion about Woodhead looks like this
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    • Jack Casey

      I’m not really sure how much of a difference any of the guys you mentioned will change how good they are. Matthews is good but we all know he is fragile. Brown hasn’t done much on the ground. I do like Attaochu though.