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  1. Cramden

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    Just announced at 12:30.
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    Good. Bring it on, Phil. Tired of the guessing game.
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    Yup. And they showed him walking into the stadium, limping badly. Wow, bad, bad move. That is just plain selfish by someone.
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    how long will he last?

    i'm guessing 2 series
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    if he chose to sit we'd call him a baby
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    I wonder how much of this Rivers injury news is mind games by Norv...
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    You would maybe. I certainly would not. This is his career we are talking about. In my opinion they have a better chance with a healthy Volek...
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    Whether that limp is real, who knows. If it is he shouldn't play but he may have been playing it up for the camera.
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    He's claiming that the news he has an ACL injury is news to him. Said he's never been told there's an ACL issue.
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    for some reason, that limp look choreographed to me; didnt look legit:D
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    The guy's risking his '08 season to play, but I respect the heart. But I'll venture a guess that either Ty Warren or Vrabel are the first to sit him down today. Just a guess.
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    Blitz him like crazy on the first two defensive series and see how mobile he is.
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    gimme a break. everyone on this board would be making fun of him. the bottom line is.... we have no cloue how long he has a partial tear. it could be weeks. we have no idea how serious it is. we are not dr's and no one has seen the mri results.

    so i give the guy credit for at least giving it a try. if he last two snaps and decides he can't go then i'm sure the chargers prepared with volek also

    heck brady played with a bad shoulder one season(compared to every single week being probable with a shoulder)
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    This is the quickest way to find out early on if he is mobile enough to avoid pressure and those knees can handle playing a full game.

    I want to beat this team with all their stars playing,so there will be no exuses from them!
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    If the rumor of the acl injury is true then this is weird. If true he would have trouble with lateral movement....and being a QB in the pocket with an acl injury to his plant leg would be disastrous. If he is throwing ducks to start out we know it's true, and he'll be replaced soon.
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    Ridiculous. He has never been this close to a Superbowl and who knows if he ever will again. It's in no way selfish when he is risking it all to help his team try to get to a Superbowl.
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    Hmm.. Interesting. I was watching NFL Network and they said that Rivers was a game time decision. That he'd TRY to go, but that the decision hadn't been made yet.
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    Bingo! We'll find out pretty quick.
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    sounds like bunc to me.....he was having no issues going to and from the locker room last week and looked fine on the sidelines. this is all a norv headgame
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    Sportscenter was stating game time decision all show but Eisen said at about 12:35 that Rivers was going to start.
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    i think its all gamesmanship. Who knows , maybe rivers practiced all week just not in front of the media. Norv is just playing games with all this. He knew all along rivers was going to start.
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    Actually, its very selfish for him to think about playing because its clear that he's not even close to 60% never mind 100%. The best chance San Diego has is for Volek to start.
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    I don't think Norv has said anything yet, Rivers is the one who said he'll start. Norv will probably wait until Rivers gets a chance to warmup and run around the field a little before he announces anything.
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    not sure how much say norv has. Their GM said yesterday it was rivers's call.
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    exactly...good to see a pats fan who realizes an opposing player can't win regardless of what they do

    we still got indy fans who weren't impressed by rivers last week, and those were the same people saying they had the best pass defense in the nfl
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    Exactly. And we will call him a baby when he leaves the game early, while Brady would play even if his lips fell off.
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    Along the same lines, on ESPN's open they said Gates' toe was a lot more painful this week than last so I'm expecting Rivers and Tomlinson to play but Gates not to.
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    i think an oldschool player or fan would laugh his ass off at your concern
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    that may not be so bad, gives manu a shot to show what he can do (we all like manu, he's been very dependable since we picked him up last year)

    the part where this will hurt is obviously when we go two TE, no idea how chandler is at blocking, manu's a better blocker than gates, he's just obviously not the down the field playmaker.

    most non sd fans aren't aware that gates has been playing hurt for a couple months now (bad back), he's been dropping alot of passes and his play forced rivers to go away from him as the #1 receiving option, which like eli with shockey, has allowed PR to open up his game more.
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    i'd rather see Rivers playing, injured or not.

    Seeing Volek playing in a Championship game just doesn't seem right.
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