Playoff loss sticks with Rivers
March, 29, 2010
By Bill Williamson
This is why I respect Philip Rivers so much.
has a great nugget that illustrates what a huge leader Rivers is in San Diego.
Rivers is driving around San Diego with a decal on the back of his truck displaying final score -- 17-14 -- of the Chargersí shocking loss to the New York Jets in the AFC divisional playoffs.
It shows Rivers has taken total ownership of the loss and he is doing his job as the unquestioned leader of the team to make sure his teammates do the same thing. It has to be a shock of humiliation when Rivers sees that decal every time he gets into his truck. Itís a daily reminder of the devastating loss. Riversí decision to get the decal made shows it still haunts him and he is literally carrying the loss with him every day.
San Diego entered the game with 11 straight wins and as the hottest team in the NFL heading into the playoffs. But several San Diego players, including Rivers, had less-than-stellar games as the Jets took over the game late.
This is why Rivers is one of the best leaders in the NFL. He is making sure no one forgets this defeat. This guy is big time.
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