Ryan Mathews RB SD Jan 08 '13
According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, there is "some doubt" in the Chargers organization that Ryan Mathews will develop into "the player that was envisioned three years ago."
Mathews no longer has his two biggest supporters in Norv Turner and A.J. Smith, the latter of whom traded up 16 spots to select him in the 2010 draft. The remaining Bolts brass believes Mathews can still have a solid career, but must "further refine the technical aspects of the position." Mathews' big-play ability also evaporated in 2012 while playing behind a talent-deficient offensive line. The Chargers have to be just as concerned about Mathews' durability now that he has six metal screws in each shoulder, holding them together.