Occasionally you have to throw the big men in the trenches a bone. This week we have decided to do just that.
The Buckeye NFLer of the Week for week 6 is Shane Olivea of the San Diego Chargers for his play in San Diego's 28-14 win over the Raiders. The Chargers seem to have turned around their season having won their last 2 games after starting the season 1-3.
Olivea and the rest of the Chargers offensive line allowed no sacks and paved the way for 206 rushing yards against the imposing Raiders defense.
Tomlinson was responsible for 198 of those rushing yards, including touchdown runs of 3, 27, 13, and 41 yards. LT may be the best back in the league, but he has Olivea and the other Chargers lineman to thank for part of his glory.
San Diego drafted Olivea in the 7th round (209th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He started 15 games as a rookie at right tackle and has held down the position ever since. He's currently under contract with the Chargers until 2011.