That other new running back

Welcome to the San Diego Chargers, Mr. Ryan Mathews. I hope you have a long and productive career for the bolts.

You have some big shoes to fill, but I have a feeling you’re going to have a good year. You have the benefit of a talented and respected passing game already in place, so you should get some room to run. And, your own talent seems legit. I’m not expecting 1500 yards from you this year, I just hope to see you be able to get a good number of 6 or 7 yard rushes off and to be able to hit the holes with a burst that we haven’t seen in San Diego for a year or two.

LT was great, and I was one of those who believed last year was going to be a big year for the man with lots to prove – but it just didn’t turn out that way. I hope no one puts the pressure on you to be “the next LT” we don’t need that. It’d be nice for everyone if you were able to duplicate his 2006 season at some point, but what we need is reliable, consistent, effective play… and I’m hoping you’ll make a name for yourself with your own style and accomplishments.

Welcome to San Diego, Mr. Mathews. My son will wear your #24 proudly.

Contributed by: Scott Copperman


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