At 4-7, not much has gone right for the San Diego Chargers in 2011. The Bolts rank 17th currently in offensive rushing yards per game with 109 average. Not only has our game been hindered by a busted offensive line which only holds 1 original 2011 starter, but our running back tandem cannot seem to stay healthy. Here is my suggestion before people go off saying that we need to draft a new running back next season. We need to add a new aspect to our game plan to spark our offense!
Remember a couple years back when our rush game was dominant? Our offense seemed unstoppable due a pint-size punch we knew as Darren “lightning bug” Sproles. Sproles has been electrifying the league for the past 5 seasons and has been bringing big plays to New Orleans ever since they picked him up this off-season. People will say “Sproles did nothing the last season we had him.” I say B.S.! We did not utilize him properly, and that is the precise moment when our offense began to stutter. So now that he is gone, how do we get that electrifying effect into our backfield. Quite simply actually!
In 2011, the Charger drafted Jordan Todman, RB from UConn in the 6th round. At 5’9″ 203 lbs, Todman was extremely productive at UConn. He has the ability to run it between the tackles, the speed to get outside, and the hands to be an effective “Sproles like” back.
Let’s compare Todman to Sproles and see what he brings to the table!
Todman 40 yd dash: 4.40
Sproles 40 yd dash: 4.47
Todman 20 yd split: 2.57
Sproles 20 yd split: 2.62
Todman bench press reps: 25
Sproles bench press reps: 23
Todman vertical leap: 38″
Sproles vertical leap: 33″
Todman broad jump: 126″
Sproles broad jump: 105″
Wait, you mean he is BIGGER, FASTER, QUICKER, STRONGER, AND CAN JUMP HIGHER AND FURTHER THAN SPROLES?
PUT HIM IN THE GAME! ITS TIME FOR OPERATION ACTIVATE TODMAN. I’M DEFINITELY NOT SAYING HE WILL SAVE OUR SEASON AND TEAM, BUT LET’S SEE WHAT THE KIDS GOT! WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOSE?