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Chargers will continue two-back approach

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The Chargers would love it if last year’s first round pick Ryan Mathews stepped up and took over the San Diego backfield.

That clearly isn’t happening yet, so they are back to selling a dual backfield approach.

“I don’t know if [Mathews] will be one of the leading rushers because I think the emergence of Tolbert gives us a chance to have a one-two punch,” coach Norv Turner said Monday. “[Mike] Tolbert gives us a nice changeup. Obviously he’s a physical, hard-to-tackle, punishing runner and Ryan has great speed, so it’s a good situation.”

It’s the right idea; Tolbert was terrific last year.  With Mathews expected to miss the Chargers first preseason game with yet another injury, we wouldn’t be surprised if Mathews complemented Tolbert this year rather than the other way around.

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7 Responses to “Chargers will continue two-back approach”
  1. millertime30 says: Aug 9, 2011 10:01 AM

    Quit givin’ away all of my fantasy sleepers, Mike!

  2. donterrelli says: Aug 9, 2011 10:14 AM

    Tolbert was a fantasy stud last year on my team.

  3. sdboltaction says: Aug 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    Tolbert’s a “Mack Truck Runner” for sure. I’m glad we have him. Ryan better get his crap together though, I’m sick of seeing bunk high round picks….

  4. mdd913 says: Aug 9, 2011 3:31 PM

    Mathews is junk

  5. rajbais says: Aug 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    How can you have two backs when Ryan Matthews sucks!!!

  6. raidermick says: Aug 9, 2011 3:59 PM

    The Chokers are DONE!!! the window has closed!

    All these years and no freakin rings…LOL!

    You are the “LORDS OF NO RINGS”

    Late…

  7. jagerbolt says: Aug 9, 2011 5:16 PM

    Love the Toldozer!

    His Stanky Leg TD dance cracks me up every single time.

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