Chargers Morning Dump (Reggie Bush)
We all should know that Reggie Bush is a local product, having grown up in La Mesa and attending Helix High School. He went on to become a star at the high school and college level (with some apparently questionable off the field transactions). Regardless, he was a good enough to win the Heisman trophy, which he later returned, and get drafted number 2 overall to the New Orleans Saints.
San Diego has a habit of getting bargains at skills positions in the draft and 2010 was no different. Third round pick Vincent Brown, a wide receiver out of San Diego State, is a polished performer with good hands who will be able to contribute right away. The bigger steal could prove to be Jordan Todman, the running back who carried Connecticut to the Fiesta Bowl. Both should prove useful additions to what is already one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL.
San Diego Chargers. There’s no reason San Diego’s running game shouldn’t be even more productive on first down this season. Because of the threat of tight end Antonio Gates and the league’s top-ranked passing game, defenses can’t afford to consistently commit eight defenders to the box. So there’s always a favorable look to run against. A big boost will come from having a healthier Ryan Mathews in his second season after an ankle injury slowed him down as a rookie. Mathews is a strong between-the-tackles runner who should have a yards-per-carry average better than 4.5 after averaging 4.3 in 2010.
Whether or not indications prove true, and Turner and his staff have players to actually coach in the next week or so, Turner is ready to get back to Chargers Park.