Philip Rivers is Excited about San Diego’s New Faces, Will Work on “Taking Care of the Football”
On what he’s noticed thus far in offseason practices:
“First thing that stands out is we’re fast. I think we’ve gotten faster. Fast maybe not the word but speed. There’s gonna be a lot of quickness and speed, maybe more than we’ve had. We’ve always been a fast team but that’s the first thing that pops out to me.”
On Eddie Royal:
“He jumped out to me these first few OTAs. He’s kind of an added dimension that we hadn’t had here maybe since the Sproles type. … Just that dimension of a guy who’s got some of that jitter bug, but can also take a punt back.”
We think what Rivers meant to say here is that there's a difference between quickness and outright speed; further, that with the addition of Eddie Royal, the Chargers will be a bit quicker. Instead, Rivers threw a synonym party, which we should point out is much different than a party in your pocket ( and I know you're gonna rock it).
The loss of Eddie Royal has largely been overshadowed by the Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning dramas, and the comparison to Sproles is probably a bit of a stretch. However, it gives us some insight as to why Royal drew so much free-agent interest prior to the draft.
It's also worth asking the important question: just what the f$%! am I supposed to do with my Eddie Royal jersey now?