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God bless owner Alex Spanos, he's tried his best to fill the void LaDainian Tomlinson left this time last year, but somehow the Chargers can't seem to land the right running back on offense, as San Diego yet again selected a young runner in this year's draft.
Right now the Chargers have eight running backs on their roster. Several are no-names who are unlikely to start anytime soon, while San Diego's first round pick in 2010, Ryan Mathews, still has a lot to prove under head coach Norv Turner.
But in regards to Reggie Bush, the Chargers are by far the most fitting pick, and here's why:
Obviously, Bush played college football at USC. One would expect him to still be familiar with a West Coast style offense, and after finishing with 6,541 all-purpose yards at USC, Bush would be an easy fit in San Diego if Turner took a hard look at him.
However, Bush brings much more than what we sometimes think. One aspect lacking in the Chargers' game lately has been a running back who can receive the ball, especially since Tomlinson strayed to New York.
Bush hasn't always been known to make plays happen in the receiving game, but he does have a very capable set of hands, and a small enough stature to make defenders miss in the open field.
Last season the Chargers were stellar in just about every area of the game, making it even more unbelievable as to how they missed out on the postseason entirely. Nevertheless, adding a running back like Bush could give San Diego a much-needed edge, or at the very least, another target for Philip Rivers.
It's hard to rely on Mathews just yet. It is also hard to predict Darren Sproles' future after putting just 267 yards on the board last season. Bush knows the West Coast, so will someone please send Norv Turner the memo.