Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen (29) grabs the face mask of San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Mathews was supposed to have a break out year for us all over again. Same story we have been hearing for seasons and seasons. He was supposed to fix the fumbling issue. Still waiting to see that happen.
The San Diego Chargers seem to have their best offensive lineup when he is on the bench though. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown offer a different threat on offense when they are on the field. Both of them are good at running the ball, but they are excellent and receiving the ball out of the backfield and can help blocking in the passing game.
I understand why the Chargers decided to keep Ronnie Brown now, even though him and Woodhead are very similar type of backs. That is the type of back that works best in this offense. Someone that can be that option in the passing game and can protect Philip.
I was one of Ryan Mathews biggest backers, but he finally has lost me. Another fumble in the red zone and I am over it. Mike McCoy may not have lost confidece in him, but Chargers fans are sick of it. Mathews will likely get more chances, but that ball has to stop going on the floor.
Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown type backs is the direction that is best for our team right now.