Melvin Gordon thinks Broncos will make better use of him than Chargers did

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Melvin Gordon had an up-and-down relationship with the Chargers, making a couple Pro Bowls during his five seasons there but also expressing displeasure with his contract before leaving in free agency this year. Now, Gordon says, he’s in a better place.

Gordon thinks the Big Ten background of Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is the right fit for the running style Gordon showed off in college.

“They run a lot of inside zones, and that’s what I did a lot at Wisconsin,” Gordon told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. “It’s going to really help me get back in the feel of what I do best. I’m an inside-zone runner.”

Gordon said that in the Chargers’ offense, he felt like a square peg getting pounded into a round hole.

“It really didn’t play out to my strengths, especially the first couple years there,” Gordon said. “I kind of just had to adjust and make it work. It kind of wasn’t a system built for me. But I feel like Denver kinda runs my style of football, and I think it’s a great fit.”

With Gordon joining running back Phillip Lindsay in Denver, the Broncos expect the running game to take pressure off quarterback Drew Lock, and expect to gain plenty of yards on the ground.

30 responses to “Melvin Gordon thinks Broncos will make better use of him than Chargers did

  1. Hey Melvin, you had a bum season last year. Stay quiet until you prove your value on the field again. You already embarrassed yourself once with the holdout.

  2. Lol so bitter. Sorry Melvin, you shouldn’t have overestimated your own value and held out.

    Not only did you not get paid what you wanted, but you were lapped by the far more well rounded Austin Ekeler.

  3. Melvin might be suited better as a special teams player, put him on the punt and kickoff team.

  4. Never in my life have I seen so many people hating on a man for trying to maximize his earnings in a career where most only get one chance. Get off your pedestal guys, you know damn well you’d do the same…

  5. Make better use of him for what. 2nd or 3 rd place in the afc west cause the division is dominated by the mahomes show isn’t much to brag about.

  6. Saying that worked for John Riggins. However, you are not built to be anything near like what Riggins could endure being used by the Redskins. You are a waife. How are you supposed to be used?

  7. They don’t make them like they used to if today’s running backs can only produce if they are operating in a system that is crafted strictly for their benefit.

  8. Notatrumpsupporterbutnotatrumphater says:
    May 20, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Never in my life have I seen so many people hating on a man for trying to maximize his earnings in a career where most only get one chance. Get off your pedestal guys, you know damn well you’d do the same…
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    Lol please. He played himself. He is a good player and was playing good ball, but no one considered him anywhere near the best at his position then (and certainly don’t now) and he held out thinking he deserved top flight $$. The dude has ONE 1000 yard season for crying out loud.

    Given that the RB market has been largely deflated in recent years (because teams can find good players at RB on any day of the draft as well as in FA), he made a horrible decision and paid the price for it. But he still got a $16 million contract from Denver, so its not like he’s hurtin.

    I think its weird to say that ‘you all would do the same,’ given that even in the NFL at RB…Melvin and Leveon are really the only two people that have recently.

  9. Say what you want but Gordon is better than Ekeler. Ekeler is a 3rd down back and his numbers will drop dramatically since check down Rivers isn’t there to throw him dump off passes every play. Let me know when the guy rushes for a 1000 yards before you say he’s better than Gordon.

  10. Donkey head here. It’s tough to get excited about this guy. I think his ship has sailed.

  11. discountdoublecheck says:
    May 20, 2020 at 9:08 am
    Lol so bitter. Sorry Melvin, you shouldn’t have overestimated your own value and held out.
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    In reading these comments, it isn’t Gordon who comes across as bitter.

  12. What’s the over/under on him actually playing all 16 games or even cracking 600 yards? Melvin “IR” Gordon has never even been top 5 at his position. Paying him starter like money (annually) , seems bone headed. Then again, John Elway’s track record is dubious at best.

    Phillip Lindsay is the better runner and the Broncos could have signed a cheaper option than Gordon.

  13. Notatrumpsupporterbutnotatrumphater says:
    May 20, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Never in my life have I seen so many people hating on a man for trying to maximize his earnings in a career where most only get one chance. Get off your pedestal guys, you know damn well you’d do the same…
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    Open your eyes…Dak Prescott is experiencing a much higher level of hating. And he hasn’t held out and missed any games (yet).

  14. He obviously didn’t see how pat shurmur couldn’t get saquon the ball in space to save his life

  15. bkinacti0n says:
    May 20, 2020 at 11:14 am
    discountdoublecheck says:
    May 20, 2020 at 9:08 am
    Lol so bitter. Sorry Melvin, you shouldn’t have overestimated your own value and held out.
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    In reading these comments, it isn’t Gordon who comes across as bitter.

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    And you’re entitled to your opinion amigo.

    I don’t think commenting on a dude who stubbornly held out for a giant contract he didn’t get from his old team…then accused said team of ‘misusing’ him after leaving is off base.

    Not everything that is critical is ‘hating.’

  16. To the degree the “LA” Chargers had no offensive line…neither could they run block nor pass block….Melvin is right.

  17. Well, someone is going to be the 1st and 2nd down back, and one guy is the third round back between you and Phillip Lindsay, and I think Gordon is going to be the 3rd down back.

  18. Melvin Gordon thinks he’s much better than he is. Just another ego-inflated clown.

  19. Luke Comstock says:
    May 20, 2020 at 9:24 am
    This guy isn’t half as good as he thinks he is
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    No he isn’t, but there have been very few RBs from Wisconsin that were more than average in the NFL and most did nothing like Dayne. Other than Gordon name the last Wisconsin RB that was average or better in the NFL? It’s just like Bama’s QBs, it’s the system they play in and the talent around them makes them look better than they really are, don’t believe it then name the last Bama QB that was a franchise QB in the NFL?

    Ken Stabler in 1968.

    BTW I found a couple of very interesting tid-bits on why/how I believe Kitchens got his break in the NFL to HC so fast. He was the starting QB for Bama in 3 seasons from 1993-98(93, 95 & 97) and as a starter he went 22-13 with 3 bowl wins, the Gator(93), Citrus(95) and Outback(97). Then with Kitchens as the Cards QB coach he rejuvenated Palmer’s career, in 2015 Palmer threw for 4671yds and 35TDs which was a career year for him as the Cards went 13-3 and made it to the NFCC game, now 3 bowl wins and coaching a QB to his best season, double digit team wins and the Playoffs 2yrs straight will sure pad a resume! What I can’t find anywhere is why there was a year gap between each time he was the starting QB at Bama, that doesn’t make any sense. That means he was at Bama for 6yrs, HMMMMM?

  20. To the degree the “LA” Chargers had no offensive line…neither could they run block nor pass block….Melvin is right.
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    Also doesn’t help when you read blocks like trent richardson

  21. Bag of glass + key fumbles + higher mediocre production = have fun in Denver. Too many meh games.

  22. Can’t say whether or not the system suited his skills, but in his defense he played behind one of the worst o-lines in the league. Just sayin.

  23. Can Terrell Davis suit up for the Broncos? Because that’s the only way they will be able to compete with the Chiefs in that division.

  24. Melvin has spouted a bunch of nonsense in his day. Why should anyone believe his dimbassery now?

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