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Turner Says Bolts to Use Two-Back System in 2011

According to, head coach Norv Turner plans to use a two-back system this year. “That’s the mindset now. … I think if you have guys that are diverse, you can use two,” said Turner, referring to speedy early-down back Ryan Mathews and versatile power runner Mike Tolbert. “The emergence of Tolbert gives us a chance to have a one-two punch.

Tolbert gives us a nice changeup. Obviously he’s a physical, hard-to-tackle, punishing runner and Ryan has great speed.” Tolbert may end up getting as many carries as Mathews even though he is listed second on the depth chart. Mathews is expected to miss the Chargers preseason opener with a “slight” muscle strain in his upper leg.

The use of the two back system for the Chargers in 2011 may make them a better team, but it’s going to drive fantasy football players batty if it’s indeed a system that lasts the whole season.

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2 Responses to “Turner Says Bolts to Use Two-Back System in 2011”

  1. […] has forced Norv Turner to change his mojo and go with the two RB system. Don’t believe me? Read Chargers Gab and LesterLegends. What does this mean to you? Stay away from Ryan Matthews. If he is fat and out of […]

  2. adam says:

    The Chargers will be much better suited by using two backs in 2011. Tolbert is an absolute cannon ball when he is rolling downhill, while the young Matthews still doesn’t look to be in NFL shape.

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