After starting off 0-4 http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/melvin-gordon-jersey , Philip Rivers surged back. Rivers, the Chargers’ undisputed starter since 2006, rallied the Chargers back to winning ways. In all, the Chargers won 8 of their last 12 games in 2017, finishing 9-7 to cap off the season. But once again Rivers’ combination of cheerleading on the sidelines and on-field heroics were in vain. The Chargers didn’t make the playoffs. They haven’t since 2013.Nonetheless Rivers played better than you think. The 36 year old quarterback threw for 96 passer rating, 28 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions in 2017. Good enough to rank Rivers 9th, 5th and 9th among NFL QBs in these metrics respectively. But perhaps even more improtantly, Rivers logged 7.9 yards per attempt (Y/PA)and 7.60 Net Adjusted Yards Per Attempt (ANY/A), two of the better metrics that help us isolate QB efficiency. Indeed http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/joey-bosa-jersey , 2017 Rivers easily bested quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning, in spite of the 4 Super Bowls between them. How? Well, in QB efficiency of course: passer rating, yards per attempt and net yards per attempt. In fact, Rivers’ career numbers in these categories match up with some of the best quarterbacks in NFL History.His career passer rating? An absurdly good 94.6, ranked 8th best all-time. Just behind Peyton Manning. His Y/PA? 11th of all time, ahead of Peyton Manning. His ANY/A? 7th, behind only quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson.All the aforementioned quarterbacks are going to the Hall of Fame—so shouldn’t Rivers go too?Sure http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/jahleel-addae-jersey , they’ve all won Super Bowls cementing their status as future Hall of Famers, but Dan Marino never won that prize and still has a golden jacket.The numbers show that Rivers has outperformed expectations in almost every way. The big red dog is the room is Rivers’ lack of playoff success, but that can be attributed as much to lack of franchise support than lack of ability on River’s part. To compare, Matt Ryan routinely goes to the playoffs with his talented stable of weapons (basically Julio Jones). Yet Ryan has a lower career passing rating, YPA and ANY/A than Rivers. This basic analysis shows us how underrated Philip Rivers is.The calculus alsoshows us that Rivers is on another level to Matt Ryan, a good quarterback in his own right.River’s incredible overperformance—without studs like Julio Jones to help—lends credence to River’s efficiency rankings that sit on par with Peyton Manning, and ahead potential Hall of Famers’ like Big Ben and Eli Manning. So say it with me, “Philip Rivers is easily a Hall of Fame quarterback.”Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Can Derwin James Make an Immediate Impact? Film Room: Identifying how Derwin James will make an immediate impact - Brandon ThornPerhaps the most valuable part of James’ skill-set resides in his ability to play lockdown man coverage on tight ends, backs http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/dan-feeney-jersey , and receivers from a wide variety of alignments. This first clip is against Miami, with the offense in a shotgun 2脳2 formation and James aligned as the nickel linebacker in man coverage vs. their in-line tight end.Bolts Buzz: Chargers React to Derwin James' First Pitch - Hayley ElwoodGetting to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.But, the perk doesn’t come without pressure.Just ask Chargers rookie Derwin James who bounced his pitch at the Angels game.A few of James’ teammates in the secondary shared their thoughts in the video below, but Casey Hayward took to Twitter shortly after the pitch happened to tell James how he really felt about his performance.Charger Girls Bring Open-Call Auditions to the South Bay - Chargers.comThe Charger Girls will perform at all home games at StubHub Center and serve as ambassadors for the organization at business, community and charity events. The Make-a-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors, American Diabetes Association and D.A.R.E. are among the many non-profit organizations which have benefited from the Charger Girls’ support.Pair of Unheralded TEs Stepping into the Spotlight - Ricky Henne“That’s such a hard position to find guys and develop guys there,” he said.“So when you find guys that get better in practice, and it’s showing up against our defense in some of those look-team things http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/denzel-perryman-jersey , you get excited about it. Now the next step for them is can they do it in our offensive scheme? Can they show up and make those kinds of plays? Not when it’s against the defense in practice, when we’re really competing against our guys.”Los Angeles Chargers find 'very gifted young man' in undrafted rookie Tony Brown - Mark Inabinett"I talked to coach Lynn. I met him when I was a child, but I didn't know a lot about him. But when I talked to him, he let me know the relationship and reminded me of it. He let me know the opportunity I had to make the team here. I liked what he was saying."-Social Media Information:BFTB Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBFTB Twitter: Follow @BFTB_ChargersThe Lightning Round Twitter: Follow @Lightning_RoundThe Lightning Round Facebook: Click here to like our pageBFTB Manager: Richard Wade: Follow @RichardWade
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