San Diego Chargers Areas of Concern: Fullback

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Let’s be honest for a moment: The days of the run-first offensive mentality are done in San Diego, at least for a while.
Some say it was because of the departure of Lorenzo Neal.  Some say it came with Norv Turner and the softening of the offensive line. In any case, the fact that they have dropped so low as to rank 31st in the league in rushing offense in 2009 is a sign that something needs to change.
While Philip Rivers has developed into a phenomenal quarterback, his ability to dominate the field will be limited without the ability to run an effective play action. Part of that has already been patched with the addition of Ryan Mathews in April’s draft.
However, you can never underestimate the importance of a good fullback, because while it’s the offensive line's job to open up a hole at the point of attack, the running back can only get so far before running into the linebackers.
This is where the fullback comes in. He’s there to...

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