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View Poll Results: Is Mathews Over-rated?
Yes. He's a bust. 49 27.84%
No. He's about average. 68 38.64%
Maybe. He needs an injury free year. 41 23.30%
Less bacon, more milk. 18 10.23%
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:11 AM
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Mathews is going to be a beast! He just needs the support of our management. If he fumbles give him the ball again, let him become the back we need him to be. I believe he will fix his fumbling issues, but needs the ball and time to do that.
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The same AP that holds the all time single game rushing record? Why would RM even be mentioned in the same sentence as him?
Because AP has had major fumbling issues his first few years as a pro. He fixed it and became a great running back. Ryan Mathews has all the talent and tools to be just as good.
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Because AP has had major fumbling issues his first few years as a pro. He fixed it and became a great running back. Ryan Mathews has all the talent and tools to be just as good.
One is a beast who fumbles and the other is Ryan Mathews. Fumbling is the only thing they have in common.
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Because AP has had major fumbling issues his first few years as a pro. He fixed it and became a great running back. Ryan Mathews has all the talent and tools to be just as good.
I think Mathews is good, but he's nowhere near the physical specimen AP is. AP is a great RB, Mathews is good but I think his ceiling is significantly lower.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:32 AM
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I think Mathews is good, but he's nowhere near the physical specimen AP is. AP is a great RB, Mathews is good but I think his ceiling is significantly lower.
We will never know with Norv in charge and AJ throwing him under the bus. I am sure if he went to another team he will become great. It seems the Chargers way to get rid of our Star Players. As far as AJ is concerned our players can go be someone else's stars!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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Lmao, you make it sound as if LT played 30 years ago. LT was the best player in the NFL just five years ago, the game hasn't changed that much in 5-6 years.
Who is this LT guy you speak of? Lawrence Taylor? He played in the 80's I believe, around the time of Babe Ruth.

But in all honesty, LT was an all-time great. Had he been born 10 years later, if there was significant improvements in training and preparation then he would have benefited from them too.

It's not a slight on RM to say he's no LT.
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We will never know with Norv in charge and AJ throwing him under the bus. I am sure if he went to another team he will become great. It seems the Chargers way to get rid of our Star Players. As far as AJ is concerned our players can go be someone else's stars!
I will give you that- we haven't really been able to find out. Hopefully that changes next year.

I do like RM and really want to see him get more work.
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^^^agreed. Nobody could run well behind that abomination of an oline
I tend to agree but don't think the OL talent level is as bad as the coaching. Nobody's that bad.
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Mathews is going to be a beast! He just needs the support of our management. If he fumbles give him the ball again, let him become the back we need him to be. I believe he will fix his fumbling issues, but needs the ball and time to do that.
Mathews is 25 now and will turn 26 next season. Since he hasn't even had a marginal season yet, when do you expect him to break out?
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Mathews is more than likely not really close to AP's level. Few RBs in the league are. I still think AP is the best in the league, and the best since LT easily. You can tell that AP is a special talent because of how fast, elusive, and strong he is with exceptional vision. RM is good but he doesn't have the same elusiveness, speed, strength, or vision as AP. That's not so much of a slight on RM as it is a compliment to AP. Coaching and an o-line isn't likely going to turn RM into someone with the unique skillset that AP has. I think RM might be more in the tier of how Reggie Bush is now.
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