Legendary defender Philippe Rivers has approached extremely, if not from the wrong side, the line that warns the players not to enter between a team mate and his money. The subject of the remarks, Chargers running backwards Melvin Gordon, noticed. And he reacts.
Meanwhile, some suggest that Rivers' remarks are twisted into our tweety, which characterizes it as saying: "We love Melvin Gordon, but running back is a profound position for us." Here's what Rivers said: "This is certainly deep position for us and all these people like to play and work hard. We love Melvin, but we will go with what we have.
Indeed, the exact words used by Rivers – "We love Melvin, but we'll go with what we have" – are stronger than "We love Melvin, but running back is a deep stance for us" tweet. "We will go with what we have" is at the heart of an indication that the team leader is not worried about the fact that Gordon is not there. So why should the team blink?
Rivers is confined to his comments. Imagine what the reaction would be if Dak Prescott had said the same about Ezekiel Eliot or if Ben Rothsleberger had said the same in his last year's Leo Veon Bell radio broadcast. Or if Aaron Rogers would say this to run in Green Bay, who was actually good enough to hold on.
Nevertheless, Gordon saw what Rivers said, and that's another fence that will have to be repaired if / when Gordon wants back through the front door.