Originally Posted by broncosteven
In a lot of ways I thought Jackson made Rivers better than he is. Chuggers don't have any one who can go up and get a jump ball or back shoulder throw. Eddie Royal is garbage. Love watching VJ continue to play well for TB and meanwhile Rivers is exposed for what he is.
Also there is huge lack of a running threat. Teams can play the pass without worrying about LT, Turner, Sproles, or even Tolbert.
I agree also and have mentioned this many times before. Rivers has traditionally been excellent at getting rid of the ball, even when the timing or window was small. However, if you look at many of those throws, his receivers were well covered but made excellent plays on the ball. They took away too many of those great players and it finally had an impact. It makes it much easier to focus on 1-2 playmakers, rather than 3-4 each play.