Enjoying a laugh after the game, Charger quarterback Philip Rivers had a solid explanation for tonight’s imitation of Ryan Leaf.
“We learned a valuable lesson last season when we made it to the AFC Championship game,” said Rivers. “Those games are played in January. Anyone can tell you that one of the advantages of living in San Diego is the excellent golf, and in January you can play Torrey Pines before the San Diego Open in February.”
“Plus it’s butt-cold back East. What happens if we have to play in New York or Buffalo in January. Call me a wuss, but I don’t want any part of that.”
Kicker Nate Kaeding, who missed an important 3rd quarter field goal, agreed. “It’s a really good idea to take advantage of the great weather in San Diego in January. All of those other suckers are spending their weekends watching playoff football. Sometimes we can get TWO rounds in on a Sunday.”
Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera just smiled when asked why his defense decided not to blitz on the Steelers’ game winning drive…when the blitz had worked all day. “We were trying to throw something different at them, you know.”
Safety Clinton Hart on why a Steelers 3rd string tight end was allowed to roam free all game long: “What’s a tight end?”
*Not really from the AP…they are too busy covering up Obama scandals.