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Robert Meachem: For Chargers, winning the Super Bowl starts now

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New Orleans Saints’ Robert Meachem (17) catches a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings’ Jamarca Sanford during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


Robert Meachem has only been in San Diego for a couple months, but he already has very big ideas about what the Chargers can do.

Meachem told the North County Times that with the work he’s been doing over the last two months, he’s building the kind of rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers that wins Super Bowls.

We want to win it all, and winning a Super Bowl starts now,” Meachem said. “You have to build that strong relationship with your quarterback. You have to know what he sees and how that relates to what you see. The transition has been smooth, and that’s what you expect with two veteran guys trying to do everything right and get on the same page. We know it’s a process that takes time, and we’re working through it.”

Meachem said he’s developing not just an on-field relationship with Rivers but a personal relationship.

“The better you know each other in the locker room and joking around outside of practice really helps,” Meachem said. The more you talk, the more familiar you get. It’s not just about running routes or studying film. It’s about holding a conversation and understanding an individual personality. When he jokes about something, you have to figure out why he thinks that’s funny.”

Now that Meachem knows what Rivers finds funny, maybe he can tell the rest of us what leads Rivers to make this face.