Everything you need to know about the Chargers needs entering the draft

Let me take a moment before I begin this article to thank a coach. I’m not talking about Mike McCoy, Ken Whisenhunt, or Pagano. I’m talking about the one man who saved not only Philip Rivers’ life, but also Ryan Mathews’ body. I’m talking about the one and only, Joe D’Alessandris. For those of you who may not know, Coach Joe was hired last offseason to be the Chargers’...
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Evaluating the Chargers Running Back Situation

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The Chargers currently have three solid Running Backs on their roster.  None of these backs are elite backs, but utilizing the combination of all their talents, the Chargers could have a very good running game, and a lot of production out of their backfield. The three running backs I’m referring to are Donald Brown, Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Telesco: Ryan Mathews is still our “bell cow”

The Chargers bucked the recent trends with running backs by signing Donald Brown to a three-year, $10.4 million deal shortly after the start of free agency last week. The urgency of the move suggests that Telesco has fond memories of Brown from their shared time with the Colts and raised questions about how tied the Chargers are to Ryan Mathews as their lead runner. During an interview...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Telesco: Ryan Mathews is still our “bell cow”

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco says running back Ryan Mathews is still the team’s starting back despite the signing of Donald Brown (Joe Mahoney/AP Images) Last season, running back Ryan Mathews looked to have finally found the key to success in the Chargers back field. Mathews finished the season with 1,255 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. It was the second time in...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Brown signing good insurance policy, but questionable use of resources

The Chargers gave Donald Brown a three year deal late Tuesday night as their first move of free agency, and while Brown provides a quality insurance policy for the oft-injured Ryan Mathews, allotting valuable funds to the running back position at this point is questionable. The pressing need for San Diego is at the corner position, and with guys like Aqib Talib and Vontae Davis getting...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers' Ryan Mathews just needs to "ball out" says LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego Chargers running back, Ryan Mathews, enters the final year of his contract in 2014 and as Mike Wilkening of NBCSports reports, former Chargers RB, LaDainian Tomlinson, now an NFL Network talking head, has some advice on how Mathews can land a new deal.Tomlinson told the San Diego Union-Tribune:My advice to Ryan would be just to ball out like he did this past season, and...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing Ronnie Brown? The top 10 free agent running backs

After a calculated move (Danny Woodhead signing) by new general manager Tom Telesco last offseason, and a career year by former first round pick Ryan Mathews, the running back position for the Chargers is the strongest it has been since LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner donned the powder blue and gold. Mathews provides the punch while Woodhead is the elusive scat back the Bolts...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 RB’s in NFL Draft: Bolts find a gem to replace Brown?

The nicest part of the offseason so far has been the lack of concern surrounding running back Ryan Mathews. In 2013, he played through injuries and rarely put the ball on the ground overcoming two of the biggest heels in his career thus far. Running backs are going to get hurt, it is just part of the game, but with the successful spell of Danny Woodhead, Mathews finally is starting...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Malcolm Floyd’s neck injury could be career-ending

According to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego, wide receiver Malcolm Floyd’s neck injury could very well end his career. Floyd has been vocal about his desire to play football once again, but his playing days could be over after the injury that he suffered in Week 2 that sent him to the I.R. This is a bit of shocking news after all this time has passed, but players...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews had high ankle sprain

A high ankle sprain carries a four-to-six week recovery timetable. Ryan Mathews didn't miss one game. The Chargers running back was clearly hobbled in the team's two playoff contests, not playing in the second half Sunday of a 27-20 loss to the Broncos. While Mathews declined to confirm, sources said his limitation was the result of a high ankle sprain. "It was tough...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews is Active

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Broncos.Fantasy Spin:Mathews has been limited in practice for the past few weeks but he hasn't had to miss a game. He rushed for 1,021 yards and six touchdowns on 218 carries (4.7 ypc) over his last 11 games of the year, including 473 yards and three scores in his final four.
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews will play against Broncos, Jeromey Clary won’t

The Chargers will have running back Ryan Mathews in the lineup against the Broncos on Sunday afternoon, but they won’t have their starting right guard. Jeromey Clary, who injured his shoulder in practice on Wednesday and did not practice for the rest of the week, is inactive for the game, forcing the Chargers to shuffle their starting offensive line. Michael Gehlken of U-T San...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers injury report: Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal, Jeromey Clary

The San Diego Chargers have landed in Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos for the AFC Divisional playoff game this afternoon. The winner of this game will advance to the AFC Championship and battle the New England Patriots for a trip to the Super Bowl. Today's highly anticipated match up is looking a little bleak on the injury side for the Chargers. The Chargers have listed...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Expected To Play

The Chargers expect Ryan Mathews (ankle) to play in Sunday's playoff game at Denver, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.Fantasy Spin:Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Woodhead would cover for Mathews if he can't go, but Mathews has been limited in practice for the past few weeks and still hasn't missed a game. He rushed for 1,021 yards and six touchdowns on 218 carries (4.7...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

These San Diego Chargers are not the chokers of playoff past

Since week 12 the San Diego Chargers are an astonishing 6-1. Yes, we have seen the Chargers do grand things in the past, like the 2006 season where they went 14-2 through the regular season to eventually lose their first playoff game of the season to the Patriots and send the Charger fans home with that empty let-down feeling.…
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews questionable after missing Friday’s practice

    San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was listed as questionable for this week’s playoff game against the Brncos after missing Friday’s practice. Below is the Chargers full injury report. POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS Clary, Jeromey G-T Shoulder LP DNP DNP Questionable Dunlap, King T Ankle FP FP FP Probable Fluker...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathews still absent, Hardwick cleared

Chargers center Nick Hardwick, cleared by the team's medical staff and an independent doctor as part of the NFL's concussion protocol, returned to practice on Friday. Ryan Mathews (ankle) was absent from practice. He hasn't practiced this week. Last Sunday in the 27-10 playoff victory over the Bengals, Mathews didn't play after a carry early in the third quarter...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers' running back Ryan Mathews determined to play Sunday

The San Diego Chargers stormed into the Wild Card playoffs and took the Cincinnati Bengals by surprise, beating them at their undefeated home field, 27-10.  Despite the shocking and relentless play, the Chargers lost one of their running backs for most of the second half.  Ryan Mathews suffered an ankle injury during the first half and sat a majority of the second half on the...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews exits Chargers win early

Ryan Mathews did what he could Sunday. An ankle injury that's slowed him the past two weeks could be played on for so long. He was out most of the second half. Late, the Chargers had to turn to Ronnie Brown. His long run sealed the win. The 32-year-old followed excellent interior blocking for a 58-yard touchdown with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Suffers Ankle Injury

San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews was forced from Sunday's game with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:It seemed to be an aggravation of an injury he suffered earlier in the season. Danny Woodhead led the team in carries in Mathews' absence, rushing 15 times for 54 yards and one touchdown. Ronnie Brown also saw some extra looks, finishing the afternoon with 77 yards on eight totes...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Royal and Ryan Mathews to play for Chargers

The San Diego Chargers will have both Eddie Royal and Ryan Mathews on the field when they play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. While Mathews was listed as probable and Royal as questionable neither seemed in danger of missing the first round of the playoffs. With the weather being a problem, Mathews could see 20-plus carries on Sunday. He finished the season with 1,255...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Active For San Diego

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but the team was just protecting their injury-prone back and he's active for Sunday's game with Cincinnati.Fantasy Spin:Mathews has been a top running back over the second half of the season and San Diego will need him to play well if they are going to beat Cincinnati on the road in the bad weather.
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Chargers’ odds were long, new regime key

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you ready for Chargers and Bengals along with national featured columns you may enjoy. San Diego Chargers - Ryan Mathews key to San Diego’s streak. (READ) - All the pundits — and even the numbers — doubted San Diego. (READ) - New regime helping to rid Chargers of past nightmares. (READ) - The most important...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews's Re-Charged Game

If you were a fan of an AFC team in the 2000s, there was one team that you never feared playing in the playoffs, that you knew would always find a way to shoot themselves in the foot. Whether it was a missed field goal, a let-down performance from their offense, or even a let-down performance from their defense, this team always found a way to disappoint. Do I really need to explain...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews bought his offensive lineman Gucci watches

After having a carer year so far,  Chargers running back Ryan Mathews bought each of his offensive lineman a Gucci watch,  according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Offensive lineman Willie Smith was very surprised by the gift since he’s new to the team and doesn’t know Mathews very well. “I was shocked,” Smith said. Mathews had six 100-yard games in 2013, most among NFL...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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