With Sproles Gone, Who Fills His Roles?

Darren Sproles had multiple roles on the team and they all need to get filled somehow. The punt return duties might go to Antoine Cason or Patrick Crayton. Last year Cason took it over, but do we really want to have our starting corner returning punts and risking injury on special teams?

For kickoff returns, I would assume it would be the same 2 guys and maybe one of the undrafted rookies make a run at the position during preseason games. One of the drafted rookies like Vincent Brown and Marcus Gilchrist may be given a shot also.

Who will be the third running back on the team? Right now it would be Jordan Todman, but we should probably look outside to bring in a veteran to fill that role. Todman may be a good back in the future, but he needs to learn the system and gain some experience. Maybe we can look at possibilities like Ronnie Brown or Clinton Portis. Both should be cheap options and have the experience under their belt.

What do you all think?

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  • epadaon

    @iamjoeking hahahah.. so keep jordan todman as the third RB? #chargers

  • iamjoeking

    @epadaon I’m partial to Brinkley but they will battle it out.

  • iamjoeking

    @epadaon hey hook me up with that mailbag. I’m stuck on the VJ article right now, gotta wait until he rolls in…

  • epadaon

    @iamjoeking i like brinkley too… i just know that both Ryan and Tolbert had injuries last year… do we depend on those 2 youngsters then

  • epadaon

    @iamjoeking will do… will post somethign for people to send in questions tomorrow mornin

  • iamjoeking

    @epadaon can always get a RB during the season. I hope it doesn’t come down to that though. These guys need to MAN UP

  • epadaon

    @iamjoeking i cant argue that.. .we would just pick some busta up.. and hope it pans out

  • iamjoeking

    @epadaon I hear Tiki Barber is looking for work. He’ll still be looking in December

  • epadaon

    @iamjoeking hahahahhaaha… i would rather sign lorenzo neal back and let him run it. haha

  • Shug619

    @epadaon run ricky run

  • epadaon

    @Shug619 that actually would be kind of fun to watch

  • DreamOutLoud619

    @Shug619 @epadaon I luv me some Ricky……one cool ass dude! Run Ricky Run!! Is he a FA this year?

  • epadaon

    @DreamOutLoud619 he sure is… for some reason i would think @Cheech619 would love ricky too @shug619 #upinsmoke

  • Cheech619

    @epadaon I do.. Awsome player.. Run Ricky Run.. Lol puff pass Ricky Puff pass.. Lol @DreamOutLoud619 @shug619

  • HaberBen

    Jordan Toddman aka the Chargers 6th round pick is very quick, ran a 4.4 at the combine and the Irony is he is very small to. He’ll replace Sproles role, has good hands. Ronnie Brown and Portis may be options but are completely different backs than Sproles. Brown would want to much money.

  • HaberBen

    Jordan Todman aka the Chargers 6th round pick is very quick, ran a 4.4 at the combine and the Irony is he is very small to. He’ll replace Sproles role, has good hands. Ronnie Brown and Portis may be options but are completely different backs than Sproles. Brown would want to much money.

  • SKiNNyDuZiT

    @epadaon neither. From the game I seen, if Jordan does make squad .. he’ll fill role just fine. Lol.

  • epadaon

    @SKiNNyDuZiT everyone that has actually seen Jordan play, has some good words about him… im ready to see the kid get after it

  • Mayhem72829

    @epadaon Same here on them 3 but don’t be surprised if they don’t take any of them 3 because remember The Boltz still have Brinkley

  • epadaon

    @Mayhem72829 we also have todman that could get a shot!

  • SKiNNyDuZiT

    @epadaon only seen 1 game (and highlights after we drafted him) .. yaboy got game.

  • epadaon

    @SKiNNyDuZiT ive seen the highlights, but its always tough to judge people off the highlights

  • Rivers_Salvador

    @epadaon none of those guys are comparable. It’s Todman or bust I guess.

  • SKiNNyDuZiT

    @epadaon yea if ur takingthem 4 “highlights” .. im looking more @ how he sets the blocks up, if he stays low between tackles, 2hands on ball

  • JeffPack

    @rivers_salvador if you can grab Ronnie Brown for a decent price as a backup, i’m game. Much better option than Sproles.

  • epadaon

    @Rivers_Salvador lots of trust in the rook… lets do it!

  • Rivers_Salvador

    @epadaon no trust from me, but in letting Sproles walk, that’s what AJ’s saying.

  • yelly02

    @chargersbuzztap :o(

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @HaberBen i am worried about todman and his inexperience.. .but everytime i actually write that, i think of all the undrafted guys that come into the league and kill it. i guess we will see what happens… i like experience though

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