Chargers RB Ryan Mathews gives Gucci gift to O-line

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews gave his blockers a nice, shiny Christmas gift. (USA...

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews gave his blockers a nice, shiny Christmas gift. (USA Today)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:44 PM ET

If you want to know how to get the most out of your co-workers, take a page from the Ryan Mathews manual.

Mathews, the San Diego Chargers' workhorse running back, had six 100-yard rushing games this year. He wasn't just blowing smoke when he continuously thanked his offensive line for opening up all those holes after each and every game as he put together a 1,255-yard season.

He'll be looking for another 100-plus yard performance against the Cincinnati Bengals' tough defence on Sunday and the fleet of big earthmovers out front will be stoked to get it done for him.

One day last week when the players arrived in the locker room before practice, on the chair in front of every offensive lineman's locker was a box with a Gucci watch in it, a gift from Mathews.


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