San Diego Chargers Areas Of Concern: Running Back

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Diego Chargers have shifted over the last few years from a run first team to a pass first team. As hard as it is to admit that, and to see that lead (partially) to the decline, and subsequent release, of Ladainian Tomlinson, this team is now Philip Rivers' team. That doesn't mean the running game isn't important, though. The Charger's explosive 2009 offense lacked a dynamic running game which restricted the effectiveness of play action and made short distance pick-ups very difficult. With 2010 comes a new opportunity to remedy this problem, but the running back three-deep is still somewhat liquid. So, let's look at the running backs currently on the roster, and a few potential moves that could still be made.

Ryan Mathews
This guy has star potential. I will not go so far as to say this guy will put up 1,200-1,400 yards and 10+ touchdowns next season, because it is impossible to predict rookie seasons. However, Mathews has a few things going for him that put him a c...

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