Earlier in the week, a Pittsburgh writer asked Chargers QB Philip Rivers (right) what he thinks about the fact there are a lot of players and fans who just don’t like him. Rivers said he didn’t understand it because from his experience, he gets along with everyone and that people misunderstand him when they see him and don’t hear what he’s saying. I don’t have to hear what he just said to Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley after being sacked to know it wasn’t nice play.
There’s a thin layer of snow on the field, making the surface really slick. (NFL Network player corespondent) Ty Law is making the point that it’s much more difficult for a DB than a receiver to play on it because the receiver knows where he’s going and the DB does not. Ty says it really comes into play when you’re backpedaling and have to come out of a break, because it’s hard to keep your feet up under you. The key is to take shorter, choppier steps instead of planting and going. Just a little lesson for all you future NFL cornerbacks out there. Feel free to practice at home in the snow.
By the way, at the end of the first quarter, the Chargers are winning the time-of-possession battle by about six minutes, and Rivers already has thrown for over 100 yards, but the score is tied at 7.
– Kara Henderson is reporting from Heinz Field