Colts' Philip Rivers enjoys friendly trash talk, but doesn't cross line

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has always enjoyed the back-and-forth with opponents in his long NFL career, but he keeps it clean. 

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INDIANAPOLIS — The off button, when it comes to Philip Rivers‘ mouth, doesn’t always work when he’s in the game.

The Colts quarterback always has his mouth moving. On the sideline. Running onto the field. Before the snap. After the whistle has been blown.

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And the odds are Rivers is often talking to the other team during those moments.

One of Rivers’ exchanges last Sunday went viral when he was caught talking trash to Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith.

Rivers, after failing to draw the Bears offside with a hard count, decided to start talking trash to Smith, whom the Colts thought about selecting with the No. 6 pick in the 2018 draft (Smith went to Chicago two picks later). The quarterback wanted to make sure the linebacker knew everybody saw Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor beat him on a route earlier

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