Chargers Dispute RB Ryan Mathews' Remarks

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    Last week, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews appeared in-studio on the NFL Network and said the Chargers became "complacent" last year under former coach Norv Turner, that they entered games allowing themselves to believe victory was "owed" to them. The first workout of the team's offseason conditioning program gave teammates an opportunity to address the analysis, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports.

    Inside linebacker Donald Butler said, "I just wish he would have spoken for himself," Butler said. "That's all. Just speak for yourself. Don't make generalized statements like that about the whole team. ... I haven't got a chance to talk to him, but I'm sure he knows that. It is what is. Just speak on yourself, and that's it."

    Center Nick Hardwick said he didn't watch the TV appearance and was hesitant to discuss the comments, as they relate to last year, a time in the past with the team moving forward.

    "Just from my own personal standpoint, I throw up before every game," Hardwick said. "I know what kind of work it's going to take to even get through a game, let alone to win a game. There is a ton of work that's involved in every single game, and you go throughout the week that very same way.

    "You need to know exactly what you're doing. Spend a ton of time in those meeting rooms, dialing it in, getting prepared because you know on the weekend, at some point, (stuff) is going to hit the fan, and you'd better know what the heck is going on."

    Source: The Redzone
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2013

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