Another approach both coaches take is to emphasize the tailback in the passing game. McVay did this steadily with Chris Thompson in Washington, then got to Los Angeles and found out that Gurley was unstoppable outside in space. Screens and passes to the flat became a Rams staple. Shanahan made great use of star New York Jets Cheap Jerseys tailbacks Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman through the air in Atlanta. In hopes of recreating that, the Niners this past offseason spent $30 million over four years for free-agent back Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings. He’ll pair at times with 2017 fourth-round receiving back Joe Williams and, more often, with Juszczyk, who last December was featured more on passes.
As a freshman in 2017, Harris averaged 6.1 yards per carry, accumulating 370 yards MLB Jerseys China and three touchdowns. A relative afterthought among a talented running backs corps all season, Harris sparked Alabama in the fourth quarter of the national title game, rushing six times for 64 yards and setting up the field goal that brought the game within a score. With Bo Scarbrough off to the NFL, Harris should get more carries in 2018, and if that final quarter of 2017 is any indication, he seems poised for a breakout.
The fascinating question is, Just how much success will it take for the Chargers to move the meter locally?
Everybody loves a winner up here and we have to put that product on the field, says Spanos. It’s a challenging market. We knew it when we came here. There are 11 other teams we’re competing against.
A quick look at the 11 other teams to which Spanos is referring: The MLB’s Dodgers and Angels, which are both a little above .500, as of publish; the NBA’s Clippers, which just missed the playoffs and the Lakers, which are rebuilding; the NHL’s Ducks and Kings, which reached the Stanley Cup playoffs but were both swept in the first round; MLS’s LAFC, currently third in the Western Conference, and the Galaxy, sitting eighth; USC and UCLA, which both lost their quarterbacks to the first round of the NFL draft; and of course, the Rams—the team with which the Chargers will be sharing a stadium, and their most direct competition. Also, the WNBA’s Sparks currently lead the Western Conference.