Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/21/12
The main story behind the Chargers run game is whether third year back Ryan Mathews can be consistent and live up to the high expectations. Mathews has had success in the past and has showed glimpses of greatness, but there are questions that he cannot be an every down type back,  Mathews has been the starter for the team since he was drafted with the 12th overall pick in 2010 draft. However, in his first year he was out a majority of the season with an injury. Last year, Mathews started to show the explosion that the Chargers drafted him for, rushing for 1,091 yards and 6 touchdowns. Even being named to the AFC Pro-Bowl to replace Ray Rice due to injury.  Head Coach Norv Turner believes that Matthews is ready to take on a much bigger load. "I personally think he's ready to take that next step" Turner said around the Chargers OTA's.  The Chargers need him to, after losing bruiser and third down specialist Mike Tolbert to free agency.  Mathews will need to more of an every down
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