Schein: Perfect pair for San Diego
It's easy to see those moves as a reflection of Mathews. The first-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has shown flashes of excellent play, but rarely has it been sustained. In a conversation with Around The League on Monday, McCoy said that the running back moves had "nothing to do" with Mathews' shortcomings. It was about building depth behind Mathews.
McCoy's expectations for Mathews are clear: "To have a great year and be the guy."
This might be Mathews' last chance to be the guy, but he's going to get a fair shot with the new coaching staff.