NFL news is starting to circulate this afternoon with the start of the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Front office personnel are setting out their faux statements, positioning themselves for the start of free agency next month, while standing behind players they know that their respective teams are going to move. One comment from a team general manager this afternoon brought me to tears after laughing. San Diego Chargers GM Tom Telesco thinks RB Ryan Mathews is the answer at running back for the franchise next season.
According to CBSSports reporter Will Brinson on Twitter, Telesco called Mathews a bellcow back. “Chargers GM Tom Telesco on Ryan Mathews: “I think he can be a bellcow back.” Interesting selection of words as a bellcow back usually has a collar placed around it’s neck with a bell in order to lead the herd. I don’t think anything needs to be placed around Mathews’ neck given the events of recent years.
Mathews was going to be the next LaDainian Tomlins...