by Marty Caswell
Philip Rivers is fired up.
No, not just about the start of the Charger’s off-season workouts, nor the never-ending speculation around his future. He was simply fired up about the release of the San Diego Chargers’ 2015 schedule.
The opponents were already known, but on Tuesday afternoon, the NFL unveiled the full schedule, which revealed the Chargers would start their season at home versus the Detroit Lions on September 13th, host three primetime games versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs and finish the last two games of their season on the road, as they did a year ago.
“Seeing the schedule come out, seeing when we play each team always makes it exciting,” Rivers said via a text message. “Five of last seven in the division stands out. Four primetime games. And of course, the opener at home against Detroit. I’m fired up.”
Unlike the last few years, the Chargers did not make Rivers available at Chargers Park to discuss the schedule, where he would recite each week’s opponent, already committed to memory.
But asked if he had this season’s schedule memorized, Rivers quipped “You know it.”
And to be clear, he was asked about the Chargers schedule, not the Tennessee Titans.
It is not known when Rivers will officially address the media. Perhaps it will come after the NFL draft when his future with the team will finally be solidified one way or the other.
“We know for a fact right now he’s our quarterback,” said Liuget. “He’s our guy. When we’re in that locker room, he wants to be here and he’s ready to work.”
On the idea of a possible trade, Liuget continued, “I don’t think it’s going to happen. To me, my honest gut and feelings, I don’t think it’s going to happen. I believe Philip loves the team and if he just decides to play this year out, it will be a big shocker to me. I don’t think Philip is going to go anywhere. I can’t speak for him but I feel he will be here.”
Listen to Corey Liuget’s interview with Darren HERE
Chargers 2015 Schedule
Sept 13 1:05 pm Detroit
Sept 20 1:00 am @ Cincy
Sept 27 10:00 am & Minnesota
Oct 4 1:05 pm Cleveland
Oct 12 5:30 pm Pittsburgh
Oct 18 1:25 pm at Green Bay
Oct 25 1:05 pm Oakland
Nov 1 10:00 am at Baltimore
Nov 9 5:30 pm Chicago
Nov 22 5:30 pm Kansas City
Nov 29 10:00 am @ Jacksonville
Dec 6 1:05 pm Denver
Dec 13 10:00 am at Kansas City
Dec 20 1:25 pm Miami
Dec 24 5:25 pm at Oakland
Jan 3 1:25 pm at Denver