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Chargers RB Ryan Mathews says he has been an 'average back' so far

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02:06 PM ET 06.13 | You can see the flashes in Ryan Mathews' game, suggesting he could be a star running back for the San Diego Chargers, which is what they and fans expected when he was taken with the 12th overall pick in 2010. However, injuries and inconsistent play have caused those flashes to be nothing more, mere fleeting glances at what he could be. Fans haven't been shy about expressing their disappointment in Mathews, but perhaps he's his own worst critic.

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June 13, 2013  02:09 PM ET

He Ain't Lyin'...

June 13, 2013  03:08 PM ET

Must be a contract year.

June 13, 2013  03:09 PM ET

The Broncos released McG. T'is the the season.

June 13, 2013  03:10 PM ET

Be all that you can be on the field and stay healthy.

June 13, 2013  04:14 PM ET

That's an insult to all average running backs!

June 13, 2013  11:21 PM ET

I have a hard time holding anything against players on a team with a GM like AJ Smith and coach like Norv.

I think the Chargers might be a much improved team this year, even under a young rookie coach.

June 14, 2013  12:03 AM ET

Feels good to tell the truth sometimes.

June 14, 2013  03:03 PM ET

He'd have to get a lot better to be an average back.

June 14, 2013  04:21 PM ET

You've been far below expectations for the Chargers when they traded up in the first round in order to select you.

 
June 15, 2013  11:35 AM ET

He's been running behind the worst O line in the NFL, so I think he will have a great year this year as long as he doesn't fumble or get hurt. He has plenty of strength and speed to be great.

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