Melvin Gordon Looks To Rebound In Year Two
The San Diego Chargers continued OTAs on Monday. Still no helmets or shoulder pads, but they were practicing the basics of ofotball, catching passes running routes and making cuts on the turf at the Murphy Canyon Complex.
2nd year running back Melvin Gordon was one of the participants, but it was limited. Gordon had off-season knee surgery after injuring his left knee in the Chargers win over the Miami Dolphins in December of 2015.
"I will be ready for training camp," said Gordon emphatically. "I am ahead of schedule on my rehab."
Gordon was also extremely happy when the Chargers drafted his former fullback at Wisconsin, Derek Watt. Watt who was a four time All-Academic Big 10 was taken in the 6th round.
"He (offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt) wants to be more balanced as a football team," said Gordon. "We want to do what we have been doing throwing the ball, but we also need to be able to run it if we want to be successful in this league."
Gordon’s number were sub-par for a 1st round pick last season, but he believes that thing will be different this a season of the NFL under his belt. The Chargers will need a strong year from "Flash" if they expect to compete in a much improved AFC West in 2016.
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