Chargers RB Ryan Mathews made a successful and speedy return from a broken clavicle to play in last week's game, but then another old problem popped up: fumbling. He's done it 11 times in only 23 career starts. Last week, it happened near the goal line. GM A.J. Smith, who moved up to draft Mathews, says the team won't remain patient forever.
"I am very concerned, and it has to stop," Smith told Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego. "I believe you can improve in ball security. And no one works any harder in trying to get better than Ryan. However, if it continues he will play less."
We wouldn't worry too much about this. Smith is probably just trying to motivate his star running back. If he continues to put the ball on the ground, it will be time to start worrying.