Found September 28, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune that if running back Ryan Mathews continues to fumble the football, he will get less carries. “I am very concerned, and it has to stop,” Smith said. “I believe you can improve in ball security. And no one works any harder in trying to get better than Ryan. However, if it continues he will play less.” Smith went into detail with what happens to a player that continues to fumble the football. “Extremely talented players like Ryan get multiple opportunities to improve,” said Smith. “What happens to fumblers is, first, they play less. Second, if it continues while they a€™re playing on a limited basis, then you don’t play for a while and you get to sit and think about it. “Third, when you get the call to go back on the field and the fumbling continues, then you will be somebody else’s fumbler.”
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