Monday, May 24, 2004

Philip Rivers update

Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer described rookie QB Philip Rivers' first week of practice thusly:
"I think he's picked things up quite well, from a learning standpoint, which comes as no surprise to any of us...The timing and the speed and the people around you – all that, that's still something he has to get acclimated to."
But all things considered, it looks like Rivers is making solid progress. I wonder if the Giants are second-guessing their decision to take Manning. Maybe they should have either kept Rivers or just drafted Roethlisberger. New York gave up a lot to get Manning and they probably won't be competitive for three or four years. And given that their receivers are average, their line is awful and Tiki Barber can't go a quarter without a fumble, this season will only be a success if you loathe the Giants -- otherwise it might be tough to watch.