Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs with the ball in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. It is amazing how many guys are getting nominated for weekly awards in our part of town. Philip Rivers has already won a couple of awards for the Air Player of the Week and Keenan Allen won the award for the Offensive Rookie of the Week, now we have a ground game? Who knew?
It has been nice seeing Ryan Mathews run the ball downhill for us this season. He has been running hard and looking to destroy people at the end of runs. It actually seems like he sees some holes that he usually didn’t see. He has been making some cut backs that we all have been waiting for him to make. He still can’t make that move in the open field, but he has been regularly breaking off chunks of yards in the ground game.
He is up for the award for Ground Player of the Week. It has been nice seeing this kid put some good things together.
H/T Chargers Twitter