MORE BEARS-CHARGERS FALLOUT
And the Chargers continue to run their mouths. From the Tribune:
During an interview on Sirius Radio, Shaun Phillips echoed a Yahoo! Sports report Sunday saying San Diego considered Cedric Benson “soft.” Apparently that was San Diego’s pregame scouting report.
“When we studied him that was one of our knocks on him is if you hit him a little bit he can get a little disgruntled and talk a little trash to him and give him a couple shots, he’ll fold and take it in,” Phillips told “The Afternoon Blitz.” “That’s what we were able to do and I’m pretty sure that’s going to haunt him the rest of his career.”
But that’s not the end of it. Apparently former Bears coach Ron Rivera told the Chargers D what he thought of Rex Grossman.
“Coach told us that Rex was kind of a mental midget, so you can get into his head and create that doubt,” Chargers linebacker Matt Wilhelm said. “That is what I tried to do — I was talking to him a lot of times, I was talking to whomever.”
I’d be curious if those were the words that Rivera used. Ron, good luck in the offseason when you break the NFL record for most interviews without receiving a Head Coach position. And for the Chargers? They must have really bought into that “forget about last year” business. Which is not always a good thing. They’ll lose to New England this week like they did in the playoffs last year.