Intelligent. Talented. Fiery. Intense. Just a few superlatives used to describe Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, a player the Steelers defense is going to have to shut down on Monday night in San Diego.
What else was said about him? See for yourself.
Linebacker Jarvis Jones:
"He is a complete quarterback. He knows the game. He is the field general of the team. He gets guys in the right place to make plays. He is a great football player. Guys who have played against him have said he is all about the fire. He talks, he brings the energy and he plays the game with a lot of emotion."
Safety Shamarko Thomas:** "Coach (Mike) Tomlin showed us on the film that he brings everything to the table. He is a smart quarterback, talented, he can read defenses and he loves to make plays. You can see on film he is an aggressive player. He gets mad when things don't go his way. It's the intensity he brings to the game, he is fiery. You can tell he loves it. He is a great quarterback. He is a veteran who has been in the game a long time and is going to come ready to play."Safety Rob Golden:
"He is an intelligent quarterback that has been doing it for a long time. I think he is similar to Ben (Roethlisberger) in the way he approaches the game, signals to his receivers and calls out plays from the line of scrimmage. That takes a strong presence to do on offense and he has that. He brings a lot of fire and approaches the game well. He is intense. The one thing we want to do is get after him."
Linebacker Sean Spence:
"How he orchestrates the line, he reminds me a lot of Ben in a lot of ways. He is a big body. He can make all the throws. He is always putting the offense in the right situation. He is a great player over all. You see him after plays if he gets sacked, he yells at guys and holds everybody accountable. He is a leader. You can tell he has a great rapport with the guys because they never snap back at him."