Rivers to start according to NFL Network

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  1. Cramden

    Cramden On the Game Day Roster

    Just announced at 12:30.
     
  2. RussFrancis

    RussFrancis Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Good. Bring it on, Phil. Tired of the guessing game.
     
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  3. cblesz

    cblesz Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Yup. And they showed him walking into the stadium, limping badly. Wow, bad, bad move. That is just plain selfish by someone.
     
  4. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    how long will he last?

    i'm guessing 2 series
     
  5. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    if he chose to sit we'd call him a baby
     
  6. Skree

    Skree PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I wonder how much of this Rivers injury news is mind games by Norv...
     
  7. cblesz

    cblesz Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    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...
     
  8. BelichickFan

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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.
     
  9. Cramden

    Cramden On the Game Day Roster

    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.
     
  10. Jr.

    Jr. Banned

    for some reason, that limp look choreographed to me; didnt look legit:D
     
  11. RussFrancis

    RussFrancis Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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.
     
  12. Caspir

    Caspir Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Blitz him like crazy on the first two defensive series and see how mobile he is.
     
  13. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    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)
     
  14. pciamp24

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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!
     
  15. mtbykr

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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.
     
  16. pwes

    pwes In the Starting Line-Up

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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.
     
  17. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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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.
     
  18. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

    Bingo! We'll find out pretty quick.
     
  19. BostonBullit

    BostonBullit On the Game Day Roster

    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
     
  20. Cramden

    Cramden On the Game Day Roster

    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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