Chargers RB Ryan Mathews Was Complacent And He Thinks He Gets Hit Too Much


December 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive back Josh Thomas (22) after running for a first down during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mathews was complacent. I guess he was comfortable with the fact that he has missed the playoffs every single season since he has been on the roster. I guess it was the same old song and dance for Ryan.

“I think we were just complacent,” Mathews said Friday on ‘NFL AM.’ “The time that we spent there — we spent a lot of time there — it was the same thing over and over again. There wasn’t anything new.

“I think he did everything he could to try to make us win, no doubt about it. I just think we really got complacent to where we were and what we were doing and thought we were owed to win games.”

“We all had the talent,” Mathews said. “I think it was just going through the same routine, doing the same thing over and over again. You go there and you do what you gotta do to get ready for practice, go to practice, get out of practice.

“It was kind of just a routine thing, it wasn’t something new. I think the new coaches being in here is going to be good for us.” –

Thanks Ryan for your expert opinion. I am sure the rest of the locker room will be glad that you spoke up for them and said that they all just tuned out Norv Turner and were complacent. Were they complacent? Maybe. Do you tell the rest of the world? Nope.

I hope Mike McCoy has something new to say in three years or Ryan is going to start tuning you out. Maybe Ryan was right though and that is why Tom Telesco is clearing house.

Mathews was also asked about his injuries and here was his response to that one:

“Everyone always ask me if I am made of glass,” Mathews said. “I just need to stop taking so many hits, quit fighting for extra yards when I don’t need to. It has been a little bit of bad luck too. I broke both my collarbones and that’s rare.” – Pro Football Talk

Need to stop taking hits and stop fighting for extra yards?!?!? MUTHA@@#&($*&(@!!!!!! Ever see a runningback go down with a quarterback slide?

Please Ryan, step away from the mic. I still think Ryan can put up yards, but the things he says makes me want to punch the fool.