Sorting a Crowded Backfield: What the Chargers Should Do at RB in 2010

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Paul Preibisius in NFL
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San Diego has quite a few players seeing time standing behind Philip Rivers.á If you include the pair of converted fullbacks, San Diego presently carries five running backs on their roster.á The most notable, Ladainian Tomlinson, has a questionable future with the team due to diminishing returns.á Darren Sproles, the primary backup to Tomlinson, has proven effective catching the ball out of the backfield and in the return game but has not put up consistent yardage when running the football. These two, as the primary rushers for San Diego, have combined for 887 yards to this point. áBeyond the limited yardage they have averaged 3.2 (Tomlinson) and 3.3 (Sproles) yards per carry across the entire year. The third running back on the depth chart, Michael Bennet, has 12 carries across the en ...

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