Philip Rivers tries to explain his interceptions
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is getting a lot of questions about why he’s throwing so many interceptions -- a career-high 15 picks this season, with seven more games to play.
Rivers’ answer? “I think it’s a combination of some things,” he said on XX Sports Radio in San Diego, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
Rivers said that he’s not the only one who deserves the blame for the interceptions, noting that some have been tipped at the line of scrimmage and others have bounced off his receivers’ hands.
“Unfortunately there have been some that have been tipped and couldn’t find the ground and those happen every year,” Rivers said. “There’s also been some that could’ve been caught but have been dropped. Those happen.”
However, Rivers also acknowledged that he has to take some of the blame on himself.
“There’s been a couple of poor decisions and a couple of poor throws,” Rivers said. “I think there’s certainly times when there’s throws I can make and I didn’t make them. There’s really no other excuse, just make a better throw.”
Ultimately, Rivers said, he can’t dwell on the mistakes he’s made.
“I’m not happy with as many turnovers as I’ve had but they’re gone and I can’t change any of them,” he said.
Rivers is right that he can’t change the interceptions he’s already thrown. But if the Chargers are going to make the playoffs, they’ll need Rivers to turn things around soon.