Number 1 With a Bullet: Chargers Running Back Curtis Brinkley

June 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. That's the Chargers running game. When asked to name a running back on the San Diego Chargers outside of those two, most people don't have a clue as to who will be number three.
The options are Marcus Mason, Shawnbrae McNeal, or Curtis Brinkley. Henry Young made a good article on Mason a few months back, but the other two have been pretty quiet.
However, in terms of age, strength, and hunger, I have to give the edge to Brinkley. He is also the most familiar with the Chargers game, as this marks his second season.
Given the injury rate amongst NFL running backs, we may have to get familiar with one of these three really soon. I'm pretty sure most Chargers fans would like to have seen Jonathon Dwyer grabbed in the fifth round, or even LeGarrette Blount drafted in the seventh. But now that they haven't, its time to look to the Chargers depth chart.
Six years ago in Philadelphia, the sky was the limit for Curtis Brinkley. He was not j...

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