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(NFL)   Your team is down by 7, it's third down and 10 seconds left. What do you do? If you are Philip Rivers, you just quit and walk off the field   (nfl.com) divider line 222
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2012-11-19 10:23:22 AM  
And he was right to do so. Dude had to have caught the end of TB/CAR in the locker room before the game, remembered when he had Vincent Jackson to throw to, but the GM/ownership decided to play "Be a cheapskate cockhole" and lowballed him, then let him go. Then he got on the field and saw the team he now has, looked back at the sidelines and saw Norv Turner still standing there...well, I'd quit too.

Having caught only portions of the game, I felt like if I were in his shoes, I'd probably just have retired.

/but then, I'd never have vouched for Norv Turner
//I still feel like it was a case where AJ Smith called them into the office to talk about Turner, everyone tried to say "well, he's a really nice guy...," hinting that the rest of the sentence should say "...but a really sh*tty coach." And Smith took that as enthusiastic support for Turner.
 
2012-11-19 10:37:48 AM  
This video doesn't tell the whole story. Can't tell if they have any timeouts left, if not, the game is over anyways. The only way they could stop the clock without timeouts is to spike the ball, and the offense has to be set for that. MAYBE they could have pulled it off, but it's doubtful, especially with the wideouts going deep.

Even if they had managed to spike the ball with a few second left, they were still on their own 10 yard line. That's one heck of a Hail Mary.
 
2012-11-19 10:53:13 AM  

Nofun: Can't tell if they have any timeouts left, if not, the game is over anyways. The only way they could stop the clock without timeouts is to spike the ball, and the offense has to be set for that. MAYBE they could have pulled it off, but it's doubtful, especially with the wideouts going deep.


They didn't have any timeouts left. And yup, the WRs were downfield - there was no shot, and with the O-line just watching Denver's D-line go past them every down, he just saved himself getting sacked again if they did manage to get a snap off.
 
2012-11-19 10:53:17 AM  

Nofun: Even if they had managed to spike the ball with a few second left, they were still on their own 10 yard line. That's one heck of a Hail Mary.


plow through the O-line to run over Eli Manning on a kneel play: play to the last second!
walk off the field when there's till time to play and you team is down: games over anyway!
 
2012-11-19 10:55:32 AM  

ManateeGag: plow through the O-line to run over Eli Manning on a kneel play: play to the last second!
walk off the field when there's till time to play and you team is down: games over anyway!


I have no problem with people playing until the last second, nor do I have a problem with people giving up their right to play until the last second. I have a problem with assclowns thinking that they shouldn't have the right to try to keep playing until the last second.
 
2012-11-19 11:36:49 AM  

IAmRight: I have a problem with assclowns thinking that they shouldn't have the right to try to keep playing until the last second.


You are a professional athlete getting paid a shiat ton of money. The game isn't over, you are down by only one score, atleast try. Don't flip the ball to the ref and head over to the opposing sideline for hugs and handshakes while there is still time on the clock.
 
2012-11-19 11:37:08 AM  
I always said Rivers was a pansy little douche.

That said, I don't blame him. He'd had enough of getting his ass handed to him by a line that couldn't stop anyone. It wasn't the first time in the game Rivers got upset at his line.

Go Broncos!
 
2012-11-19 11:37:15 AM  
I called it as it happened, a completely gutless move by an overrated QB. At least TRY to get back to the line and scream at your teammates to do the same. Dare the refs to throw the flag, they've already given you one free touchdown. Don't just give up, you pussy.
 
2012-11-19 11:37:22 AM  
Your team is down by 7, you have no timeouts, you just got sacked aso your receivers are way down field, it's third down and 10 seconds left with the clock still running. What do you do? If you are Philip Rivers, you just quit and walk off the field

And if you are subby, presumably you summon unicorns to quickly get everyone lined back up and get the next snap off.
 
2012-11-19 11:39:39 AM  
As much as I hate poor sport Rivers I have to ask WTF was he supposed to do? Even if he could get set and spike the ball the Denver D took away the long game all day long.

/lovin the 5 game winning streak
 
2012-11-19 11:48:50 AM  
I watched that game. Rivers had absolutely no shot to get the team back into formation, snap and spike the ball. People can biatch all they want about Rivers, but it was not even remotely possible for another play to be run.
 
2012-11-19 11:49:03 AM  
There's a lot of things to hate on Rivers about. This is not one of them.

RIVERS FACE!
www.fantasyfootballsideline.com
 
2012-11-19 11:53:46 AM  

Winterlight: I watched that game. Rivers had absolutely no shot to get the team back into formation, snap and spike the ball. People can biatch all they want about Rivers, but it was not even remotely possible for another play to be run.


Yeah, there was no way to get another play off there.
 
2012-11-19 12:08:30 PM  
I am no Rivers fan, but he wasn't going to magic his players back into formation. It's not a question of want to, it's a question of his players being 40 yards away.
 
2012-11-19 12:26:13 PM  

BSABSVR: I am no Rivers fan, but he wasn't going to magic his players back into formation. It's not a question of want to, it's a question of his players being 40 yards away.


It doesn't take more than 5 seconds for players to sprint 40 yards, lazy arses.
 
2012-11-19 12:27:50 PM  
How is he going to get the receivers back to the line, re-set the entire line, then snap the ball in 10 seconds?
 
2012-11-19 12:27:50 PM  
According to ESPN, he quit like a true elite QB.
 
2012-11-19 12:29:13 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: You are a professional athlete getting paid a shiat ton of money. The game isn't over, you are down by only one score, atleast try. Don't flip the ball to the ref and head over to the opposing sideline for hugs and handshakes while there is still time on the clock.


He could've demonstrated better body language perhaps, but there's nothing to "try". You need a certain number of guys at the line of scrimmage and all 11 players lined up to snap the ball.
 
2012-11-19 12:30:22 PM  
Jesus christ modmins who pissed in your cornflakes this morning? You're trolling SO HARD today.

There wasn't time to run another play there, and even if they somehow miraculously got everyone on the line and set Phillip Rivers would have needed to throw the longest pass ever thrown by a human to get it in the end-zone.
 
2012-11-19 12:31:02 PM  
Not a Rivers fan, but I don't see that this is a big deal.
 
2012-11-19 12:35:50 PM  

Winterlight: I watched that game. Rivers had absolutely no shot to get the team back into formation, snap and spike the ball. People can biatch all they want about Rivers, but it was not even remotely possible for another play to be run.



I remember a game in I think Kurt's first season here (meaning, 2004, 2005, whatever, when the words "Kurt Warner Super Bowl" would have only applied to the year 2000) where Arizona was in the red zone with like, 8 seconds left, no TOs. It was a "touchdown or lose the game" situation, and in the mad scramble to spike the ball, the O-Line wasn't set.

Flag was thrown for illegal formation, whatever, with a mandatory ten second runoff. Boom. ballgame. Heck of a way to lose.

worse yet, since it was at sun devil, it wasn't on TV. So while I could listen to the failarity, I had to wait until the nightly news to see the highlight.

/there was another situation where we got DOG for Kurt not callling a play to spike the ball. we lost for whatever reason and Kurt's lame excuse was, "well, the OC didn't send a play in, what was I supposed to do?" and we're like, YOU'VE BEEN TO SUPER BOWLS, HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW TO JUST SPIKE THE DAMN BALL.

///actually, that might have been the same game. Kurt did something stupid that resulted in a mandatory 10 second runoff when there were only soemething less than 10 seconds left. that might have been it.
 
2012-11-19 12:42:34 PM  
It takes a well prepared team at least 10-15 seconds to get set and spike a ball. He had maybe 8 seconds once he was peeled off the ground.

My guess is that the coaches called that to be their final play. Had he not been sacked, time would have run out anyways
 
2012-11-19 12:43:08 PM  

RminusQ: I called it as it happened, a completely gutless move by an overrated QB. At least TRY to get back to the line and scream at your teammates to do the same. Dare the refs to throw the flag, they've already given you one free touchdown. Don't just give up, you pussy.


They had no timeouts, they didn't have a chance to get everyone back to the line. It wasn't giving up, the game was over. Not gutless at all.

I'm not defending PR's horrible performances this season, he's played terribly...part of that is what is probably the worst OL in the league, but there have been multiple times that he's tried to force throws that simply aren't there instead of throwing it away. I get the feeling it's simple frustration, but that's no excuse.

IAmRight: remembered when he had Vincent Jackson to throw to, but the GM/ownership decided to play "Be a cheapskate cockhole" and lowballed him, then let him go


The Chargers didn't have the cap room to keep VJax, and even if they did, he wouldn't have made much of a difference this year. The Chargers OL is simply putrid. They can't run block, they can't pass block. Period.
 
2012-11-19 12:43:46 PM  
There were actually 7 seconds left when he was back on his feet. No play to run.
 
2012-11-19 12:45:26 PM  

scottydoesntknow: There's a lot of things to hate on Rivers about. This is not one of them.


This. Subby sucks.
 
2012-11-19 12:48:45 PM  

oh_please: part of that is what is probably the worst OL in the league,


arizona.
 
2012-11-19 12:49:20 PM  
I submitted this with a better headline;

Your team is down by 7, you have 7 seconds left, no timeouts and at your own 12 yard line. What do you do? Nothing, the game is over.
 
2012-11-19 12:52:27 PM  
As a redskins fan I can't belive Norv Turner is still a head coach. Norv Turner couldn't motivate zombies to eat brains let alone a fooball team.
 
2012-11-19 12:52:55 PM  

IAmRight: Nofun: Can't tell if they have any timeouts left, if not, the game is over anyways. The only way they could stop the clock without timeouts is to spike the ball, and the offense has to be set for that. MAYBE they could have pulled it off, but it's doubtful, especially with the wideouts going deep.

They didn't have any timeouts left. And yup, the WRs were downfield - there was no shot, and with the O-line just watching Denver's D-line go past them every down, he just saved himself getting sacked again if they did manage to get a snap off.


I caught a bit of the game. Rivers got pissed at his o-line for not shifting the way he directed them to, and he got sacked on 3rd down.

Punter came out and got clobbered, reinjuring the ankle that he hurt last week when he had a punt blocked.

That's so much o-line fail. Your punter gets hurt because you let him get clocked two games in a row.
 
2012-11-19 12:53:10 PM  

JoeyJoJo: I submitted this with a better headline;

Your team is down by 7, you have 7 seconds left, no timeouts and at your own 12 yard line. What do you do? Nothing, the game is over.


But PHILLIP RIVERS needs to be a LEADER in this situation. He needs to LEADER THE FOOTBALL! PEYTON MANNING would be LEADERING up to the final second of the game. In the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE he needs to be a FIELD GENERAL and LEADER his team to the line of scrimmage in 7 seconds if he wants to be a FOOTBALL PLAYER.
 
2012-11-19 12:54:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: There's a lot of things to hate on Rivers about. This is not one of them.

RIVERS FACE!
[www.fantasyfootballsideline.com image 350x319]


Holy shat, that looks like our infrastructure guy.

/fires up Paintshop
//VM goes ware?
//yeah, Paintshop, got no Photoshop or skillz
 
2012-11-19 12:57:37 PM  
No when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em. Game was over and Rivers knew it. Not a Chargers fan, but not going to blame the guy for being man enough to call it.
 
2012-11-19 01:00:33 PM  
It's hard not to feel cheated, when he could have made some weird Rivers' faces as he tried to scream over the crowd at receivers 40 yards away.
 
2012-11-19 01:01:16 PM  
I applaud Rivers for having the guts to go off-script and not end the game on an interception.
 
2012-11-19 01:03:44 PM  

rickythepenguin: oh_please: part of that is what is probably the worst OL in the league,

arizona.


I haven't watched any Cardinals games, but I'd trade you straight-up, sight unseen, and feel like a winner.
 
2012-11-19 01:05:14 PM  
Look, I have a completely irrational and unreasonable hatred, that's HATRED!!, for the chargers...but even I will defend Rivers in that situation....no timeouts, WR's are 20 yds downfield....no way in hell they would have gotten a play off...

/fark the chargers...obligatory
 
2012-11-19 01:05:54 PM  
I hard part of this game on the radio during the 4th quarter. Apparently they got a long pass and followed it up with a delay of game due to not getting the right personnel in and then after that they had a delay of game penalty when they were trying to line up for a field goal attempt. The announcers couldn't believe how disorganized the Chargers were - 'especially with all that talent'.

Pick13: As a redskins fan I can't belive Norv Turner is still a head coach. Norv Turner couldn't motivate zombies to eat brains let alone a fooball team.


And this is what came to mind. He's a solid OC, but not a good head coach. This sort of crap happens in High School, NOT the NFL. Right? Please tell me they get paid tons of money to know the basics.
 
2012-11-19 01:07:00 PM  
The only thing he did wrong was not immediately start choking Norv Turner when he got to the sideline.
 
2012-11-19 01:07:03 PM  

lennavan: Your team is down by 7, you have no timeouts, you just got sacked aso your receivers are way down field, it's third down and 10 seconds left with the clock still running. What do you do? If you are Philip Rivers, you just quit and walk off the field

And if you are subby, presumably you summon unicorns to quickly get everyone lined back up and get the next snap off.


But I can do it in Madden!
 
2012-11-19 01:09:38 PM  
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2012-11-19 01:12:29 PM  

Harv72b: The only thing he did wrong was not immediately start choking Norv Turner when he got to the sideline.


To be fair, immediate choking from the Chargers is more Marty Schottenheimer's territory.
 
2012-11-19 01:12:49 PM  
I love seeing Rivers like this. It is just so...exquisite.
 
2012-11-19 01:13:06 PM  

Harv72b: The only thing he did wrong was not immediately start choking Norv Turner when he got to the sideline.


Would've been the greatest TV moment of all time.
 
2012-11-19 01:13:39 PM  

oh_please: I haven't watched any Cardinals games, but I'd trade you straight-up, sight unseen, and feel like a winner.



I've seen maybe two San Dog games but frankly, I can't make an opinion as to how bad you guys are. it seems like Rivers is the soruce of your failure moreso than the line (but obviously, no line = no QB).

Arizona is dreadful. two rookies starting when the plan was for neither to start. We benched either Battiste or Massey, who was a JAG that bounced between I think 5 teams in 6 years and if i'm not mistaken, was out of football for two years. He was a starter up until about a game or so ago.

For all the shiat I've given the 'chise for taking Levi Brown over Adrian Peterson, Levi has done a decent enough job but he was lost for the season in training camp (triceps). problem for Levi is, he was something like 6th overall. And at that slot, "he's done decent" isn't good enough.

bad, bad times in Arizona. 4 game win streak then 6 game losing streak.
 
2012-11-19 01:13:50 PM  
We live to play another day. We live to play another day.

I have no clue what he says after that.
 
2012-11-19 01:16:40 PM  

Pick13: As a redskins fan I can't belive Norv Turner is still a head coach. Norv Turner couldn't motivate zombies to eat brains let alone a fooball team.


This. Norville may be a wonderful human being, but after his pathetic outing here in DC, what moron GM would hire him?
 
2012-11-19 01:16:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: oh_please: I haven't watched any Cardinals games, but I'd trade you straight-up, sight unseen, and feel like a winner.


I've seen maybe two San Dog games but frankly, I can't make an opinion as to how bad you guys are. it seems like Rivers is the soruce of your failure moreso than the line (but obviously, no line = no QB).

Arizona is dreadful. two rookies starting when the plan was for neither to start. We benched either Battiste or Massey, who was a JAG that bounced between I think 5 teams in 6 years and if i'm not mistaken, was out of football for two years. He was a starter up until about a game or so ago.

For all the shiat I've given the 'chise for taking Levi Brown over Adrian Peterson, Levi has done a decent enough job but he was lost for the season in training camp (triceps). problem for Levi is, he was something like 6th overall. And at that slot, "he's done decent" isn't good enough.

bad, bad times in Arizona. 4 game win streak then 6 game losing streak.


You can blame a bad QB, Arizona. You keep taking QBs who aren't mature enough or good enough. Kurt Warner had a bad line, too. You'd be happier with Rivers. San Diego? They've a coaching problem. You'd wish you had Wizenhunt if you had Norv Turner running the show.
 
2012-11-19 01:16:58 PM  
I've seen QBs try harder to get guys back up to the line while down 14 with 10 seconds left. Never have liked Rivers.
 
2012-11-19 01:18:44 PM  
Everyone says he's a competitor. I think this is the truest indication of it. No hope left, no time and the experience to recognize. No biatching at O linemen, just walking straight to Manning.

Respect.
 
2012-11-19 01:21:56 PM  

GAT_00: Winterlight: I watched that game. Rivers had absolutely no shot to get the team back into formation, snap and spike the ball. People can biatch all they want about Rivers, but it was not even remotely possible for another play to be run.

Yeah, there was no way to get another play off there.


It would seem like having your back ups waiting on the sideline much closer to the line of scrimage and having the receivers run to the sidelines would make a lot of sense in these situations (plus you might catch the DBs out of position or tired). Sure the next formation would likely be unbalanced but have the TE/RB lined up on the other side.
 
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