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Ryan Mathews waits for his turn

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The Raiders took all their frustration about their stagnant running game out on the Chargers Sunday.

By the time the carnage was done, the Raiders out-gained San Diego 251-22.  If that wasn’t embarrassing enough for the Chargers, their first-round pick Ryan Mathews didn’t play a snap in the game despite being healthy.

“I’m good,” Mathews said via the San Diego Union-Tribune.  “I was ready to go in. I’ll just wait my turn. I’m a young running back. I know what they’re doing. It’s all a learning process.”

Chargers coach Norv Turner says Mathews just doesn’t know the team’s protections as well as starter Mike Tolbert.  Still, it has to be a disappointment they can’t get the kid on the field in a game where Darren Sproles left in the second quarter.

The Chargers gave up a huge bounty to move up for Mathews and draft him No. 12.  They haven’t got a lot in return for the investment this year, and they are running out of time to do so.

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5 Responses to “Ryan Mathews waits for his turn”
  1. radrntn says: Dec 6, 2010 6:28 PM

    GO NORV!!!

  2. TheDPR says: Dec 6, 2010 7:05 PM

    Norv is horrible. Josh McFreakingDaniels is a better head coach than Norv.

  3. joetoronto says: Dec 6, 2010 7:06 PM

    “Darren Sproles left in the second quarter”

    He “left” alright, he left the planet.

  4. camprobot says: Dec 6, 2010 7:22 PM

    Tolbert is better.

  5. raiderapologist says: Dec 6, 2010 7:53 PM

    If Mathews is healthy and still can’t get on the field this late in the season over a guy with a broken hand, he must be a real slow learner.

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