After retiring from the NFL following 16 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and one with the Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers accepted a brand new function as head coach for St. Michael Catholic Excessive Faculty in Fairhope, Ala.
On Thursday, his Cardinals workforce shut out their opponent, 49-0, to mark Rivers’ first tally within the win column as a head coach.
Rivers’ postgame suggestions, reported by AL Excessive Faculty Sports activities, caught up with the long-time NFL QB to mirror on his win, with sufficient constructive criticism thrown within the combine to additionally make him sound like a real coach.
“It was an excellent win. We did some issues that have been slightly sloppy that I’m in all probability glad they occurred now,” commented Rivers. “We will clear them up and the boys can see, ‘Hey, that’s not going to chop it in area play.’ However all in all, we had a number of completely different guys contact the ball. All of the wideouts touched the ball. We ran it nicely. It’s an excellent begin, however we’ve an extended approach to go.”
Following within the footsteps of father Steve Rivers, Philip appears to be like to construct a promising highschool teaching profession off of his sizzling 1-0 begin.
“Tonight was particular,” admitted the St. Michael coach. “I’m trying over and Dad is standing on the monitor. Mother is within the stands. My boys are recognizing the ball. My brother is right here teaching. I’ve nephews and daughters and nieces operating round. It was that form of night time, simply pondering ‘Wow, what has occurred in 25 years.’ Then it was actually all in regards to the boys. I advised them I used to be excited to observe them play, and I actually was. That they had a unique method than they did final week as a result of they knew it could depend.”
Following Carson Wentz’s harm with the Colts within the offseason, followers started to invest whether or not Rivers would take into account a return to Indy to fill their want for a wholesome beginning quarterback. Rivers caught together with his choice to educate St. Michael and appears pretty happy together with his choice.
In 2020, Rivers had a strong 11-5 season with the Colts after throwing 24 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and eclipsing 4,000 yards passing.
Although an NFL comeback shouldn’t be inconceivable for the 39-year-old Rivers, reporters can now speculate as as to whether this return will include a whistle looped round his neck and a brand new title — ought to his success as a coach proceed.