RYAN MATHEWS NEWS

Why the San Diego Chargers should give Tim Tebow a call right now

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Chargers RB Ryan Mathews’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Fantasy Football Projections 2014

QB Philip Rivers (San Diego) After posting QB ratings of 100+ for 3 straight seasons from 2008-2010, Rivers saw his QB rating drop into the 80s in both 2011 and 2012. There were rumors of injuries and age, going into his age 32 season, was also seen as a factor. Aging, with just 2 years left on his deal, there was talk that the Chargers could draft a quarterback of the future behind...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Renewed Ryan Mathews aims to make most of contract year

Ryan Mathews understands how pivotal this upcoming season is to the remainder of his career. A contract year is nothing to take lightly. Good health, ball security and overall production led to a season of revival in 2013 for the former first-round pick. Now, he must do it again. Entering his fifth year in the NFL, Mathews, 26, says he’s the healthiest he has ever felt during his...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The five players to watch in Friday’s Chargers-Seahawks game

Tomorrow night, San Diego rides into the defending Super Bowl champion’s home on a bit of a high note. Following a dominating 27-7 victory over Dallas in the first week of preseason football, the Bolts have a lot to be positive about — and a lot to work on. The first-team offense looked great against against the Cowboys, but wasn’t able to put an emphatic period on their opening...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chargers, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, & Raiders

  Chargers HC Mike McCoy told reporters following Thursday’s preseason opener that they will continue to use RB Ryan Mathews in goal-line situation, despite his fumble. (Alex Flanagan) Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts will not play in Friday night’s preseason opener. (Hays Carlyon) Jets RB Chris Ivory is dealing with bruised ribs. (Manish Mehta) Matt Simms appears to have the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Fumbles Into End Zone, Chargers Miss Out On TD

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews tried to go up and over the Dallas Cowboys defense when a Cowboys defender got a helmet on the ball and it popped right out. Cowboys rookie Terrance Mitchell recovered the ball in the end zone, one play after taking what could have been a costly holding call […] The post Ryan Mathews Fumbles Into End Zone, Chargers Miss Out On TD appeared...
Via Diehardsport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Chargers to Watch in the First Preseason Game

The Chargers had a up and down season last year, but they did end up making the playoffs and they lost in the second round against the Broncos. A new year for the Chargers gets underway tonight though in the first preseason game against the Cowboys. There are a lot of players to look at tonight but I’m just gonna tell you my top 5. 5. Ladarius Green #187269915 / gettyimages.com...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players to watch during the Chargers preseason opener against the Cowboys

Yesterday, we talked in depth about the overemphasis placed on single preseason games. However, there is no doubt this game means a lot to specific players within the Chargers organization. Aside from final 30-40 players fighting for a roster spot somewhere in the NFL, certain Chargers — who are lower on the depth chart — will get the opportunity to play the majority of snaps...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts' backfield breaks new ground

Ryan Mathews takes a handoff and speeds around the right edge, untouched for 80 yards. Danny Woodhead leaks out of the backfield and catches a pass, wide open. Donald Brown takes a snap with the third-team offense and runs past four defenders, practically before they know the play started. Seeing what the Chargers have at running back sort of boggles the mind. Mathews calls it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Charges defense not ranked top-20 in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Underrated: Ryan Mathews

What, I told them to match my my hair with my smile... As touched upon briefly and legally (I think, you never know with touching) in the post calling Montee Ball overrated, it dawned on me that Ryan Mathews still remains underrated, and he probably shouldn't be. Here's the specific quote about Mathews: "Let’s not forget about Ryan Mathews, who also had these...
Via Razzball Football
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews named 8th best in NFL, Brown 28th, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

32 in 32: San Diego Chargers

32 in 32 - The wait though the off-season of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of what to expect...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Matthews playing last season with Chargers?

The San Diego Chargers selected running back Ryan Matthews with the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and were hoping that he would turn into a consistent player to help relieve the pressure off of Phillip Rivers. Unfortunately, he has had injury issues to go along with consistency problems that have clouded the first four seasons of his career. He seemed to figure things...
Via Sports-Glory
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign RB Danny Woodhead to two-year extension

The San Diego Chargers and running back Danny Woodhead have agreed on a two-year contract extension. “Danny is an integral part of our offense,” said general manager Tom Telesco. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.” Financial terms haven’t been disclosed...
Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fake Football, Real Questions (July 16th Edition)

Join a FREE The Fake Football Reader League and compete for awesome prizes!   Toby Gerhart (4.01), Bishop Sankey (4.03), or Ryan Mathews (4.05)?   Despite recent proclamations by Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich that Ryan Mathews will remain the team’s “pounder”, I find the prospect of drafting Mathews this year scarier than Pennywise the Clown. It’s not like...
Via The Fake Football
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: Chargers backfield won’t lack depth in 2014

On January 12th this year, while the Bolts were battling against the Broncos in freezing Mile High City conditions, Ryan Mathews found himself on the sidelines. The breakout back was a monster in 2013 finishing with 1,255 yards in the regular season, but when the Chargers needed the running game the most, they were forced to turn to Danny Woodhead. Woodhead finished with 29 yards...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews rated top-30 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The most important newcomers for the Chargers, is Flowers the best corner?, Will Mathews stay in S.D.?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap this week. San Diego Chargers - The five most important newcomers to the San Diego Chargers. (READ) - Flowers says he is the best corner, but is he? (READ) - Will Ryan Mathews be a Charger in 2015? (READ) - Philip Rivers has some pretty tempting Vegas odds for MVP. (READ) - Ladarius Green getting attention around...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Happy Fourth of July Chargers fans!

From cover32 San Diego, we wanted to wish all the Chargers fans out there a happy and safe Fourth of July. Hopefully you all get to spend some quality time with family and friends while enjoying an All-American lineup of food. Nothing is more American than being only 20 days away from Chargers training camp opening. And in case you need to take a little time away from the grill today...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What is the future for Ryan Mathews in San Diego?

In today’s mailbag we have a question from twitter user @Coach_JMT. We appreciate any questions, you can ask them by tweeting at us (@cover32_SD) or hashtagging #Boltup32. @cover32_SD do you envision a future for Ryan Mathews in San Diego after this season? — John Tomczak (@Coach_JMT) July 2, 2014 Thanks for the question John. It definitely is a pressing issue. As we have talked...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Flowers agrees to one-year deal with Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, reports FOX Sports Mike Garafolo. Flowers was released by the Chiefs on June 13. Flowers, a six-year starter, had his worst season in 2013 despite making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers amassed 374...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney: I’m out to prove to everybody that I’m back

San Diego Chargers pass rusher Dwight Freeney is out to prove he still can be effective. Freeney’s first season in San Diego was cut short when he suffered a quad tendon tear during a Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys that required surgery. “I think every year I’m trying to get the same types of things out of it — being effective and helping the team win, however that...
Via Sports-Glory
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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