Will the San Diego Chargers go back with Melvin Gordon as the starter? Will they trust the rookie again?
Mike McCoy doesn’t want to say that he benched his rookie because of the fumbling issues he had in Green Bay. Branden Oliver got the start against the Raiders and finished the game with 9 carries for 35 yards, he also had 6 catches for 39 yards.
When Melvin was finally allowed to get into the game he ran for 29 yards on 7 carries. This running back by committee deal is not working. The way that the team uses it is unreal. Anytime that someone seems to be picking up steam, we tend to take them out of the game to switch it up.
Can we let our running back get a rhythm of some sort and allow him to keep pounding the ball? Can we actually let Melvin Gordon use his speed and get him to the outside?
The decisions that this team makes makes us scratch our heads. When the game was out of hand on Sunday, why didn’t the team allow Melvin Gordon to get a few more carries? Why didn’t they keep him out on the field so that he could pick up some nice gains and let him get some confidence back?
What point was the team trying to make to Melvin? Will they keep him on the bench and start Branden Oliver again?
It doesn’t matter who is in the backfield at this point, the team just doesn’t create room in the running game for the backs to pick up yards. Gordon should get the ball. He has the most potential on this team and should be getting the opportunity to run the ball.