Ryan Mathews Could Be the Missing Link for San Diego Chargers

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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If there is one thing that made San Diego Chargers fans cringe, it’s the one-yard-and-a-cloud-of-dust running game that plagued the Chargers’ high powered offense with 2nd and 9 far too often in 2009.
The addition of Ryan Mathews may change all that if he can stay healthy. In last Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bears, Mathews continuously gained yardage against a vanilla Bears defense.
Norv Turner is known as a quarterback guru, but his offense starts with the running back. With a new high-powered engine driving his attack, quarterback Philip Rivers should have an easier time dissecting defenses. Even scarier for defenses is the notion that they may have to play eight-man fronts even more often, which will leave defensive backs one-on-one with Chargers receivers.
That’s not good for opposing defensive coordinators.
As Steve Mariucci would say, the C...

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