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08:03 AM ET 09.25 | There are few quicker lines to the running back doghouse than coughing up the football, with which Ryan Mathews may become familiar. He's fast, strong, agile and dangerous, but every once in a while -- too often in crucial spots -- he leaves the football behind. As he did Sunday against Atlanta as the Chargers appeared primed to go in for a score that probably would have given them a 7-6 lead. ... Chargers coach Norv Turner, whose neck is in a tight enough noose without this folderol, believes Mathews can be cured of his buttery grip. In the meantime, as he said in his Monday dealings with the media, there will be spots where Mathews won't be playing. "There are certain situations where we will limit his exposure," Norv said.

U-T San Diego

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September 25, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Norv's neck is in a noose? That may explain his complexion.

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September 25, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Thread of the day?




Nope...

September 25, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Norv's neck is in a noose? That may explain his complexion.

he's been walking around with that for how long now????

September 25, 2012  08:36 AM ET

I love the San Diego Charger ride. Everyone keeps talking about them being a power and jumping on their bandwagon, only to bail out the second they see the "single play" that sums up San Diego's repeated and baffling collapses year after year.

Get a grip, people. They lost the game 27-3. Ryan Mathews isn't the reason why they lost. Golden boy Phillip Rivers tossed two interceptions. Their defense got pushed around. They lost because they were no where near as good as Atlanta.

September 25, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

he's been walking around with that for how long now????

About as long as you've been posting here.

September 25, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Norv's neck is in a noose? That may explain his complexion.

And the wrinkles around his neck.

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September 25, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Thread of the day?




Nope...

Everyone's on Cowboys.com. I hear it got upgraded...

September 25, 2012  10:05 AM ET

you don't often see "folderol" used in a newspaper article....+1 for creative writing...

September 25, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Everyone's on Cowboys.com. I hear it got upgraded...

How could Jerry not see that coming and just spend 250K to keep it from happening?

September 25, 2012  10:31 AM ET

" "There are certain situations where we will limit his exposure," Norv said"

Sooooooooooo, they like to expose themselves in Diego????

September 25, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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" "There are certain situations where we will limit his exposure," Norv said"Sooooooooooo, they like to expose themselves in Diego????

Its 77 and sunny all the time....Id expose myself too! LOL!

Fumbles and injuries are the achilles heel of this guy...after his 1st year I vowed to NEVER waste a fantasy pick on him

September 25, 2012  11:00 AM ET

wiseup: After Mon. nights game in Seattle, any thing can happen. Who knows maybe its San Diego turn, to havbe a ref blow a last play call in Chargers favor. If a RB can't hold onto ball, he hurts team. you bench him for a while and try someone else.

September 25, 2012  11:08 AM ET

Wiseup: It is a shame that to many games this season have been decided buy an official on last play of games. Goodell should bite the bullet and give in to refs and get them back on field. The replacements are honestly trying to do their best but are way out of their league. The Longer this goes on the more leverage the refs have. I hate to see teams playoff hopes go down drain because of blown calls late in games.The integrity of the season is at stake.

September 25, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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Wiseup: It is a shame that to many games this season have been decided buy an official on last play of games.

It makes betting the odds in Vegas that much more interesting.........

September 25, 2012  11:27 AM ET

San Diego CHARGERS!

September 25, 2012  12:51 PM ET

Ask Teke Barber to help you!!!

 
September 25, 2012  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I love the San Diego Charger ride. Everyone keeps talking about them being a power and jumping on their bandwagon, only to bail out the second they see the "single play" that sums up San Diego's repeated and baffling collapses year after year. Get a grip, people. They lost the game 27-3. Ryan Mathews isn't the reason why they lost. Golden boy Phillip Rivers tossed two interceptions. Their defense got pushed around. They lost because they were no where near as good as Atlanta.

Well if you're going to pick over every detail.......

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