The San Diego Chargers can relate to the Panthers’ running back woes. With Ryan Mathews sidelined for at least a couple more weeks with a severely strained knee and backup Danny Woodhead gone for the season with a broken leg, the Chargers are thin in the backfield.
They’ll turn to Donald Brown and Branden Oliver against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown, the former Indianapolis Colt, was the primary workhorse after Mathews’s early exit last week, toting the ball 31 times for 62 yards. Oliver was a preseason star who drew comparisons to Darren Sproles, but had just three touches last week.
San Diego addressed its depth by signing journeyman Shaun Draughn to a free-agent contract earlier this week.
Since I hate the three-man rush with a passion, I couldn’t have been happier about the ultimate outcome of this drive. That’s karma for your ass, jack. Next time, keep rushing four!
DeAngelo Williams’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for a Panthers backfield decimated by injuries. Having missed the last two games with a thigh injury, he’s been a full participant in practice this week and is penciled in as the starter against the Baltimore Ravens (and he’s coming prepared for the “blood and guts” Steve Smith promised).
Another 24 hours, and we’re no closer to finding out if Arian Foster will play for the Houston Texans this Sunday. In his Friday morning press conference, head coach Bill O’Brian said that the running back is still a game-time decision with an injured hamstring. Foster was a game-time decision last week and ended up sitting out against the Buffalo Bills.
“Sean would tell you he loved you regardless,” said Moss. “He meant a lot to me for the time that he was here, and I feel like I didn’t tell him enough what he meant to me.”
Those kinds of regrets stay with Moss, and he hopes that being a part of this documentary will help with the closure that has eluded him thus far. He also hopes that the viewers get something positive out of Friday’s airing.