Ry-sing to the elite level.


After trading up to the #12 draft spot in the 2010 draft and picking up Ryan Mathews as our new franchise Running Back, both the Chargers organization and fanbase had extremely high expectations for him. Mathews posted a blazing 40 yard dash time, had a 36″ vertical, and could break the ankles of any college defender coming his way. In his rookie season in which most thought he would receive the offensive R.O.Y. award, Mathews suffered an ankle injury that kept him out part of the season. The second drawback to his 2010 campaign was that he had a bit of a ball control issue. He owned up to it and explained to both the organization and to the fans that coming into 2011 this would no longer be an issue.

I have full faith in this guy. He is by far the best running back in my opinion to fit our system. He has great hands, amazing speed, explosiveness, agility, and a pass blocking skill to help keep our airborne offense running at optimum pace! I have a high bar set in my head for him this next season and am fully confident that he will hurdle it with no issues. He now has a feel for the game, and has developed a chemistry in our offense. The one phenomenal ability that he has is the knack for staying upright, whether it be spinning out of a tackle or just bowling a defender over. He is a back that truly could run by you, jump over you, or knock you flat on your back. All I have to say is  CHARGER FANS PREPARE: IN 2011 YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS AN UNLEASHING OF THE ALL NEW CHARGERS RUN GAME!

For all you skeptics of Mathews talent and ability, then you obviously did not see his final games of the season where he went off on defenses! What a way to steamroll into 2011. Now if he can just hold onto the ball, we will be in great shape!

Check out this video of Sports Science showing just how explosive and powerful Ryan is. A true talent, a true competitor, a pure athlete, and a good guy on and off the field.

Sports Science: Ryan Mathews

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  • Swift

    I want to see him pass it to someone like LT rarely did. Then he will be a true star, hahaha.

    His balance and hunger for extra yardage is incredible. This is going to be a great season with Ryan Mathews and the Tol-dozer, the new two-headed monster, running defenses over. Throw Mathews the ball out of the back field, I can see it already.

  • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

    HOLD ONTO THE BALL!!!

    If he really can hold onto that ball, this kid is gonna be incredible!! I think he will do it and I cant wait to see him this next season! He is exciting

  • Mike Tuck

    Amen; Not to put standards to high, but I see mathews putting up Marcus Allen type numbers. He is the total package and does it all with a touch of class. Last year was a accident waiting to happen, all the side shows and didn’t help.ou can bet he was doing his homework while out, and the hand problem is touches in real games, he didn’t get many. If the Chargers hang on to Tolbert, teams are in for a 1–2 punch like Zonka-Kickk or Blier–Harris. Something we haven’t seen in a long, long time. Key words, DRAFT O_LINEMEN and invite as many as possible. Make the vets compete for those jobs. Every great team starts with great guys up front!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/genospicks geno

    well said ERNIE… does this “genius” realize Matthews did that in a meaningless 1week 17 game against a terrible (and terribly disoriented) Bronco’s team with an interim head coach. Way to base all your discussion on that… ughh.. he single-handedly changed the course of our season with his fumble slash moping in week one and he fumble in week 3… it doesn’t take a big man to shine in week 17 when all you’re doing is playing us into a lower draft pick at 18.

    • Swift

      Maybe if a troll such as yourself would read the article there would be no misunderstanding.

      I think he based his discussion on the 12 games Ryan played in. Not just the last game. Also, he didn’t leave out the fact that Ryan had bad ball control.

      Granted the fact that the broncos were not the best team, but terribly disoriented? What were they all drunk?

      How about you stick to your own message boards Mr. Broncos fan.

      • chargedup85

        Well said swift and any real Chargers fan knows no matter the situation beating the broncos is never meaningless. Some peoples kids!

        • Swift

          “beating the broncos is never meaningless.”

          This made me laugh so hard. :D