September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA;San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) catches a pass in the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
No, no, and hell no. If you, as a fan, are completely unaware of what Ryan Mathews brings to the Chargers’ offense, in comparison to Battle, you are very sadly mistaken.
Battle has no lateral movement whatsoever. Although he is fast for his size, he has very little acceleration. He’s got it floored but has trouble achieving full speed.
I have watched this game while on Twitter for the first time. The ignorance in regard to the “running back battle,” is more abundant than the lack of common sense in the world that we live in today.
We all have our opinions. But if you are incapable of seeing how significantly important Mathews is to this offense…… I can’t help you.
I’m watching him explode right now as we speak. To all of the Jackie Battle “fans,” let’s hope that you aren’t blind to these plays as well. If you are you aren’t seeing what will be a great running back for years to come.
Thanks a lot for reading.