The Quarterback Curve - Chris Brown
Few remember that Mora was talking about Peyton Manning because Peyton Manning has spent the past 12 years making us forget. Manning has been so good for so long that we can barely remember a time before he and Tom Brady were the game's best. Mora's tirade acts as a reminder that not even Manning arrived in the NFL as a fully formed star quarterback. He and Brady had their own struggles early on; the remarkable thing is not where they are now, but how far they've come.
Eric Weddle - A True Leader - Ricky Henne
"Eric means everything to us," said Shareece Wright. "He’s our quarterback. He’s our Philip Rivers of the defense. He’s very important. It feels good knowing he’s back there. It’s a comfort that it allows us to have knowing he’s there. I know he’s back there and he’s got my back and he’s going to make sure he gives me the alerts I need to be at the top of my game. He wants to be great. He wants to be the best and he carries himself like that every single day."
One-on-One with Ian Rapoport - Ricky Henne
One, on Philip Rivers. A lot of the focus nationally is certainly on him. Can he rebound from a couple difficult seasons? The thing that stands out to me is he’s getting really good teaching. I mean, obviously Norv Turner was a very respected quarterback coach and teacher of quarterbacks, but I think sometimes even the best needs someone new. You have Mike McCoy. You have Ken Whisenhunt. (They are) two guys really well schooled in how to teach quarterbacks, and I think Philip is really going to benefit from a fresh start.
More work coming for Philip Rivers - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Rivers was among the veterans to get some rest Wednesday, his first and only planned day of inactivity this year. It comes three days before Rivers will be especially active Saturday night, as the starters are expected to play deep into the second quarter, potentially even into the third, against Arizona during their third exhibition game.
Ingram return in 2013 remarkable - Kevin Acee (paywall)
"The six-month mark is where we’ve been really pushing to get to," said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon with the Kerlan-Jobe clinic in Los Angeles. "There are a bunch of examples now of that. … You’re going to be seeing more and more guys coming back sooner to their peak performance ability."