Colts: Philip Rivers’ response to laying block against Packers is awesome
Colts QB Philip Rivers responded to laying a block against the Packers after his failed tackle vs Baltimore.
The extent to which Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has silenced his critics amid a forgettable start to the season has been nothing short of sensational. In fact, he’s been so consistent under center of late that his vintage showing in the win over Green Bay didn’t garner nearly as much praise as it warranted.
For the game, Rivers finished 24-of-36 (66.6%) for 288 yards and three touchdowns compared to one interception. It marked the fifth consecutive game that the 38-year-old gunslinger has committed one or zero turnovers, so it shouldn’t be surprising that Indianapolis is 4-1 over that stretch.
While there’s no doubting that Rivers impressed from a passing standpoint against the Packers, perhaps his greatest individual moment came when he tried to lay a block. Unfortunately for him, he suffered an injured toe in the process, but he was predictably in great spirits while discussing the play with reporters on Friday.
Hold up. Rivers used to play linebacker and safety in high school!? We’re not sure how much truth there is behind these comments, but we’re curious to know when he made the full-time transition to quarterback.
Maybe he was just a phenom athlete as a teenager and lined up all over the field, but the fact that he has the same incentive to lay a block in the twilight of his career as he did when his football career was just starting to take off is a testament to why he’s so beloved around the league.
Fans should also love knowing that he was motivated to make up for his botched tackle-turned-meme on a fumble which the Ravens returned for a touchdown three weeks ago. For those who need a reminder of how un-athletic the eight-time Pro Bowler looked on the play, enjoy!
Let’s hope that’s the last time that failed tackle needs to be referenced this season. In the meantime, Rivers and the Colts will prepare for a huge fixture against Tennessee that has the potential to give them a real boost in the AFC South race.
If the opportunity presents itself in that game, you’d better believe that Rivers will be ready to lay his body on the line for one of his teammates once again.