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Ronnie Brown: Could Fill in For Mathews

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Update: In his most direct comments to date, head coach Norv Turner indicated that Brown will likely be the primary ball-carrier if Ryan Mathews misses any regular season games and even suggested that it might not be too much of a committee, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Recommendation: "I'd like to think that someone will emerge," Turner said, "that we'll feel good enough about someone where they can get 20 carries." The coach went on to confirm that the someone he had in mind could be Brown, whom he calls a "complete player." These were surprisingly straightforward comments in a day and age when coaches are typically loathe to make any definitive statements about how they plan to use their personnel in upcoming games. Certainly other running backs will be in the mix when the season begins if Mathews is still down, but if you had to pick the one guy with the most upside, it would definitely be Brown.

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