Chargers and Rams have similar concerns

Chargers and Rams have similar concerns

Chargers and Rams have similar concerns

Chargers intentions to Bolt Up the AFC West start with an effective training camp.

Chargers intentions to Bolt Up the AFC West start with an effective training camp.

Chargers and Rams have similar concerns


By Cameron Buford

Whatsgoodinsports.com


In just their second week of training camp, Los Angeles Chargers welcomed the Los Angeles Rams to their Training Facility at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. Oddly enough the major story regarding both teams, is the availability of their running backs. The Rams are wondering about the health of their All-Pro Running Back Todd Gurley while the Chargers are in contract disputes with their #1 Running Back Melvin Gordon.

In his fifth season, Todd Gurley is a 3x Pro Bowler, while being named to the All-Pro team twice in his career. The mystery of Gurley is in his health, having suffered an injury to his knee late last season that significantly slowed him down, football fans are wondering can he make it back to full strength or has that injury. Earlier in the week, Gurley said to the media “Y’all going to have to stop putting bad energy in this knee.”

At the podium on Thursday afternoon, Gurley again simply said, “I’m out here practicing!” when his knee was brought up there today. I will say that he looked fine to me throughout the inter-squad matchup. He will not likely play any action in their Pre-Season Games, so this is probably the most strained he’d be before the season starts.

Earlier in the year at Los Angeles Chargers Mini Camp, the Chargers 2x Pro Bowl Running Back Melvin Gordon mentioned that he wanted to remain a “Charger for life!” Fast forward to the beginning of their Training Camp Melvin Gordon has yet to show up in his efforts to get a new contract. However, the Chargers have stocked the shelves well, sort of speak, because they have a couple good back in Austin Eckler and Justin Jackson which could, collectively, fill the void the Chargers would have without Gordon.

Austin Ekeler is most of the reps with the first team look much more comfortable than I’ve seen him, this season. “What’s helps a lot being in the same offensive coordinator and the Head Coach so the culture stayed the same and the offense stayed the same.” Additionally, the Charger has shifty 3rd year Running Back Justin Jackson from Northwestern to aid in the relief of the running with Gordon’s absence.

Gordon doesn’t appear to have much leverage in this contract dispute; therefore, I don’t see the Chargers being a rush to resign him. Though I would expect to see Gordon back in a Chargers uniform by the beginning of the season. Certainly, if they expect to get further in the Playoffs than they did last season. Please share your feedback with us by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or by following me on Twitter at “Voice of the Fans” for immediate engagement. Additionally, subscribe to our weekly “Voice of the Fans” Podcast which is available for you on Apple and Google Podcasts including Spotify, TunedIn, and iHeart Radio. We certainly appreciate you ‘For making our voice your choice!’

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