Fast as lightning

Forget those two years spent riding the pine. As soon as Philip Rivers hit the field, he made this NFL quarterbacking thing look easy.

Updated: November 24, 2006, 1:42 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Let's burrow down inside the game, shall we? Past the crust and the mantle, through the outer core, all the way down to the inner core, where a quarterback can calmly sort through the cacophony at the line, or toss a cursory glance at his best receiver and change everything. Let's turn ourselves into human drill bits and make the idea of going inside the huddle seem as quaint and distant as watching the game from a passing blimp.

We've got an excellent guide, which helps. Philip Rivers is ...

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