Norv has been doing this for years.
LT was LT, he was dominant, his last couple of years in SD, LT was getting spelled by Tolbert/Hester/Sproles for no good reason.
Now Mathews is losing touches to 2 bums in Battle & Brown - it makes no sense what so ever. I understand giving a guy a breather on occassion, but it is so glaringly obvious that Mathews is far and away the greatest threat on that offense.
If I were a Chargers fan, I would be livid.
That said, cant just look at it as "he only had 12 carries", he also had 6 catches. The sad thing is he turned those 18 touches into 139 yards - 7.7 per touch, who knows what the outcome of last night's game would have been if instead of being Norved the Bolts had their best playmaker on the field instead of hot garbage Battle from the onset or on the field at the end of the game rather than washed up Ronnie Brown... you would think it makes sense to have your most explosive playmaker at least touch the ball during the last drive of the game...
San Diego - 2:51
1st-10, SD15 2:51P. Rivers passed to M. Floyd down the middle for 24 yard gain
1st-10, SD39 2:24P. Rivers passed to R. Brown to the left for 6 yard gain
2nd-4, SD45 2:18 P. Rivers passed to R. Brown to the left for 10 yard gain
1st-10, NO45 2:00 P. Rivers sacked by C. Jordan
2nd-17, SD48 1:53 San Diego committed 10 yard penalty
2nd-27, SD38 1:45 San Diego committed 10 yard penalty
2nd-37, SD28 1:40 New Orleans committed 5 yard penalty
1st-10, SD33 1:32 P. Rivers passed to R. Brown to the left for 11 yard gain
1st-10, SD44 1:00 P. Rivers passed to M. Floyd to the left for 7 yard gain
2nd-3, NO49 0:53 P. Rivers passed to M. Floyd down the middle for 6 yard gain
1st-10, NO43 0:34 P. Rivers passed to R. Brown to the left for 10 yard gain
1st-10, NO33 0:28 P. Rivers incomplete pass down the middle
2nd-10, NO33 0:23 P. Rivers incomplete pass to the left
3rd-10, NO33 0:14 P. Rivers sacked by M. Wilson. P. Rivers fumbled. M. Wilson recovered fumble
Sad part is just how terrible their game plan was - they only attempted 18 rushes on the day, granted, Rivers was playing well, but when Mathews is going off for 6.7 a carry, and the Saints had absolutely no answer for him, in a game they were winning going into the 4th quarter - just another example of Norv being an idiot.
On the bright side, IMO it is only a matter of time before he (Mathews) absolutely dominates the workload out of the backfield & Turner gets fired (then again, people have been saying the later for several years now).
Kate Upton's Husband - dead
Mr. Blonde - champ
Yo Soy Fiesta - dead
Old South - champ
Full of Fanta Tonight - champ
Sex Panther (SB) - dead
Sex Panther (FF) - dead
Sex Panther (IBL) - dead
Sex Panther (Dynasty) dead