bigh0rt wrote:A healthy Nick Hardwick at Center (Missed Weeks 2 - 15 last season) should help them improve upon that mark last year. They'll still be below average in the run blocking department, I presume, but there should be improvements.
Only if Marcus McNeill ends his holdout. Otherwise you're trading McNeill for Hardwick which is basically a wash. Though I'm still of the belief that 50% of the Chargers' problems running the ball were due to LT's inability to hit the hole like he used to.
Dombrowski is arguably an upgrade over McNeill in terms of run blocking.
The same Mike Tolbert who has 38 carries over 29 games in 2 years? Of those 38 only one went for a TD. There are some predicting this but I just don't see it. Mathews is a big enough boy to hand the red zone touches, especially with beefy Jacob Hester leading the way. Currently Tolbert is listed as FB2 and I don't see that changing, even with a decent preseason.
Tolbert is also listed as the RB3, and it's an endorsement of his performance as a short yardage (and otherwise) back that the team chose to only run with two dedicated tailbacks (Mathews and Sproles).
I'm not yet buying into Tolbert as the
goal line back, but it's something to keep in mind and I wouldn't dismiss him as simply the backup Full Back.