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Mike McCoy: Ryan Mathews 'the guy' for Chargers

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Concudan, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006

    CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Mike McCoy inherited starting running back Ryan Mathews when McCoy took the job as coach of the San Diego Chargers. During the offseason, the team signed Danny Woodhead and brought back veteran Ronnie Brown.

    It's easy to see those moves as a reflection of Mathews. The first-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has shown flashes of excellent play, but rarely has it been sustained. In a conversation with Around The League on Monday, McCoy said that the running back moves had "nothing to do" with Mathews' shortcomings. It was about building depth behind Mathews.
    McCoy's expectations for Mathews are clear: "To have a great year and be the guy."
    The former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator prefers to get multiple backs involved in the offseason, dating back to his days as a coach under John Fox with the Carolina Panthers. But there's always a lead back in these scenarios and role players filling out the rest of the snaps.
    This might be Mathews' last chance to be the guy, but he's going to get a fair shot with the new coaching staff.
    Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
    He's "the guy" because we don't have any better options...... #statingtheobvious
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

    Jul 11, 2006
    The Bolts are in between a rock and a hard place, to many questions and not enough answers.
  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

    Aug 19, 2008
    Maybe they should have called him, "The only guy."

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