Melvin Gordon wants to send Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers out with a ring

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The Chargers are getting ready to play in Los Angeles after making a move from San Diego this offseason and they hope running back Melvin Gordon will be one of the top players in their new home for some time.

If that’s the case, Gordon will be playing after quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates have hung up their cleats. During an appearance on NFL Network, Gordon said that making sure that the two longtime Chargers stars leave the NFL with Super Bowl rings is a big motivating factor for him.

“Father Time is coming with my boy Gates and Phil,” Gordon said. “It would mean a lot to get those guys that ring before they step down, especially Gates. I think we might lose him after this year; you never know with Gates. But it would be love to have him walk away with a ring and put that stamp on his career, so that’s definitely what we want.”

We’re not too bullish on the Chargers’ chances of making that happen this year and the general consensus about the team isn’t too different, but there’s not much point in faulting Gordon for being in it for the reason of wanting to win it.

23 responses to “Melvin Gordon wants to send Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers out with a ring

  1. That’s a nice idea Melvin, but from what I’ve seen the last couple years, Philip Rivers is the main reason you won’t be winning a championship. All the competitiveness and desire in the world isn’t going to work if you throw the ball to the wrong team. Father Time wins every time. Even Johnny Unitas couldn’t win that battle. Rivers should hang ep up before it gets too ugly. It might even be too late for that. I like the Chargers. Prove me wrong Philip!

  2. I think it’s nice that a young guy like Melvin Gordon wants to send veterans Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers out with a ring.
    I hear that Jared and Kay are both having nice sales. It seems the only plausible way he’s going to accomplish his goal.
    I’m not a Chargers fan, but it wouldn’t bother me to see those guys end up with a Super Bowl ring. Unfortunately, as Charlie Charger pointed out, Father Time has already taken a heavy toll on both veterans. As currently assembled, and playing in a tough division, the odds of the new kid in LA winning it all appear quite thin at this point in time.
    Oh well, hope springs eternal.

  3. Having Rivers as their franchise QB has equaled ZERO big time playoffs success for that team.

  4. The Chargers have just about as much chance as the Browns and Jets. Organizational problem. I feel like it started going down hill when they dropped Drew Brees…Then Marty, then LT. After that they became a joke.

  5. Drew Brees was not an elite Quarterback when he was on the Chargers. He completely destroyed his shoulder and 31 teams thought he would never play again. The Saints decided to take a flier on Brees and the rest is history. No one expected him to become an elite quarterback, let only keep playing. So please drop the flase Drew Brees narrative.

  6. Rivers will scorch the competition this year. They won’t know who to cover. The best receiver corps in the NFL. IF they can protect Rivers for a change. Their defensive secondary could be in the top 5. BUT, this team is playing in the wrong stadium. They have no fan base in L-a-L-a-Land and won’t have one for years to come, if ever. The big question: will this team have the mental ability to win considering an ill-fated re-location, NO home games for 3 seasons, a poorly managed franchise that has stooped to sponsoring Venice Gay Pride days to get fans, adopting a pathetic, FAKE “Fight For L-a-L-a-Land slogan, practicing in a below standard facility and playing in a soccer field. I wonder how this team is dealing with discrimination with Mebane and other black players being denied the right to rent housing in Irvine? This “intimate football experience” in a Carson soccer field is all BS. A.G. Spanos is stepping down from day-to-day operations. He and Kroenke are the worst owners in the NFL. Kroenke is solely focused on his Walmart, family funded stadium complex and Spanos is setting up the team for sale. I wish the team luck and Spanos …anything but. The re-location will unravel.

  7. Zales usually has pretty good deals around the holidays. Maybe he can score a better deal for 2 “promise/ friendship” rings if he pays cash and purchases them both at the same time.

  8. Don’t tell me Drew wasn’t elite as a Charger. His combo with Gates is the reason teams started going after basketball players at tight end. He and LT took them from the dumpster that Archie and Eli rightfully pointed out, and made them relevant again. He tore his shoulder, and the Bolts dropped him like a bad habit for a guy who had played exactly one quarter of regular season football. Drew then turned around and took ANOTHER team from the dumpster, and promptly won a Super Bowl.

  9. Chargers win the Super Bowl in 06 with Brees.

    Team was mature and ready to win but Rivers being a “rookie” held them back. Love Phil, but he matured as the others started dropping off (LT and Merriman in 2008).

  10. A friendship ring or one of those abstinence rings? Maybe just a BFF bracelet or necklace would do…

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