San Diego Chargers Offseason Position Needs, Part Five: Running Back

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Here it is.  After looking at the team’s array of relatively settled positions the first of the team’s major concerns reach the table for the final offensive size of the offseason overview.
At present the team has two running backs in its stable, expensive speedster Darren Sproles and waiver-pickup Marcus Mason.  Technically they have a third in undrafted Curtis Brinkley, though he does not figure into the team’s plans.
Mason brings a decent skillset with regards to field vision and patience, but suffers from being undersized up the middle, but not explosive enough along the outside.  He was primarily brought in as depth.  Barring an surprise preseason Mason figures to be a depth back with limited duty (40-60 carries across the year).
Sproles is far more elusive, slipping his 5’6’’ 185 pound frame into spaces other backs would not fit through.  He is great at receiving out of the backfield (or lining up as a re...

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