BenJarvus Green-Ellis is the back the Chargers should pursue

By Ernie Padaon

Jul 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) carries the ball during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The more I think about the Chargers situation at running back, the more I think that BenJarvus Green-Ellis is the best option that is available for the team at running back. As high as the potential might be for LaMichael James, there is something that Green-Ellis can provide that nobody else on the roster is available to do.

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When the Chargers have a lead to close out a game, having a back like the Law Firm will be huge. He doesn’t get stripped of the football and he knows what he is supposed to do when he gets his hands on the ball. He is a professional and will come with the right attitude.

He falls forward and doesn’t have many plays where he loses yards. He is not going to be spectacular. He is just going to be a hard worker and will do the dirty work. He will put his head down and pick up the tough yards.

When Ryan Mathews returns, Green-Ellis still might be a back that the team would trust in the goal line situations and on short yardage. The Chargers offense puts a premium on players that do not shoot themselves in the foot. A player like LaMichael James would bring some special plays, but he would also have his share of negative plays.

Green-Ellis needs to be the player that the Chargers go after.