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Sproles Trying to Accept Role in Chargers’ Offense

According to Kevin Acce of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Charger running back Darren Sproles is still attempting to accept his role in the Chargers’ offense as they continue to move towards a more traditional running back in rookie Ryan Mathews.

After the first six games this season, Sproles has 19 carries for 80 yards, 15 receptions for 155 yards and 20 returns for 448 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown so far this year and is on pace to fall well short of the amount of touches that he handled in 2009.

However, his production hasn’t been because of his lack of talent or effort. “I was trying to make something happen,” Sproles said. “I can’t be like that. That’s not my game.”

According to Acee, Sproles would like to see the ball more but is still working on accepting his role behind Mathews and Tolbert.

“I was trying to do too much,” Sproles said. “I’ve learned just now to relax.”

With injuries to some of the Chargers’ big threats on offense, Sproles could see more production this week against the New England Patriots.


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