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Ryan Mathews can be a “top five guy”

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/01/greg-cosell-says-ryan-mathews-can-be-a-top-five-guy/

     
  2. FCBolt

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    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    Not only can he be, but he will be! He will be one of the only RB's in the league that isn't in a platoon situation and unless some unforeseen injury happens, he will probably be a top 3 guy
     
  4. DenverBolt67

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    I wouldn't go that far, the 06 LT, Turner, LoNeal group was amazing
     
  5. FCBolt

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    Norv didn't coach the Bolts in 06.
    However, I think you mean the 07 LT-Turner-Sproles-LoNeal group. Norv's 1st year. That was a talented roster (except for weakness at ILB and safety...)
     
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    You are right, my bad
     
  7. FCBolt

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    Well you're right in that 07 was a damn good group of backs. 2039 yds on 485 attempts with 19TDs and only 3 fumbles.
     
  8. Enormo

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    That was an incredible group. Turner didn't get many opportunities but when he did he always impressed.
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't care where Ryanna is rated league wide just as long as he's the best RB on the field game day.
     
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    If he plays the whole season and the Bolts are ahead in the 4th he might league the league in rushing. If he misses significant time or we're playing catch-up, I don't think he'll be top-10 stats-wise, inspite of the increasing rarity of feature backs in the league.
     
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    He was top 10 last year stat-wise, so unless he misses a ton of time, he will be top 10 this year also
     
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    There were a couple of normally very productive backs last season who either inexplicably sucked or were injured. since Mathews beat out Reggie Bush by all of 5 yds for the 10 spot, I wouldn't lock him in there just yet. I think if he's healthy, and the Chargers are winning/well ahead in a lot of games, he'll likely be top 5, and might win the title. If the Chargers are losing a lot of games, or playing a lot of catch up, I don't think he's a lock for top 10 at all.
     
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    How many backs who were splitting carries like Mathews finished in the top 10?

    Every single RB that finished ahead of Mathews in yardage had more carries than him.
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I would hate to see Norv pull a Marty and run him to death.
     
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    With Rivers and all those passing options, I doubt there's any serious risk of that happening. I'd love to see defenses being forced to be "honest" though. Having a real running attack means they can't all drop back in coverage.
     
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    Absolutely, but Norv did an alright job with Emmit Smith
     
  17. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    About time, Cosell is only 2 years behind me on this declaration.
     
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    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    He certainly seems to be in excellent physical condition. The guy looks pretty jacked now.
     
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    Mathews looks buff. He inspires me to lift heavy things and be manly.
     
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    He has the talent, no one questions that. He could absolutely be a fantastic back in the NFL, maybe a top 5. But he has to stay healthy and he has to cut back on the fumbles. He improved from 2010-2011 in those areas (especially those 6 games) but now he needs to take it to the next level
     
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    Scottish? :p
     
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    I don't know how much a Kaber weighs, but I don't think I'm there yet
     
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    No, I meant Scottish as in they like to lift heavy things, so are you?
     
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    No, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish.
     
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    There's a joke in there somewhere. How often do you go to the bar?
     
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    I have a bar in my home, so daily.

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