San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon seems like a pretty straight forward guy. At least, that’s my opinion after hearing him talking about his rookie season in the NFL. According to the team’s official website, Gordon broke down his rookie year with six simple words.
“It was terrible. I was terrible.”
At the very worst, Chargers fans are probably pretty happy that they weren’t the only ones disappointed with his play. Best of all, Gordon seems locked in on proving the doubters wrong in his sophomore season.
“Oh, I have something to prove,” he said emphatically. “In the NFL, I think every player has something to prove. You can never be complacent. Even if I had the greatest season of any rookie, I’d still be motivated. Unfortunately, my season didn’t go the way I wanted it, so I’m extra motivated. I appreciate the fans for hanging with me through the hard times. I appreciate you. And the fans that didn’t, I appreciate them too. I’ll change minds, and success will definitely feel sweeter after (the last year) I had.”
Gordon’s improved play will be much needed in 2016, as the Chargers look to bounce back from a brutal season which resulted in them earning the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.