The Chargers were determined to fix their woeful running game this offseason.
They climbed the draft board to secure standout Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. They revamped their offensive line, which has just one returning starter at his same position for the season opener. But after three preseason games, their average rests at 3.4 yards per carry-- the same as it was last season.
What McCoy is certain of is Gordon's skills. Even if the Heisman Trophy finalist has only 45 yards on 20 carries for a 2.3-yard average.
"Without a doubt," McCoy said. "I have a ton of confidence in Melvin Gordon, a ton of confidence. He is a very good football player and has done everything we have asked. I look forward to him having a great year."
Gordon has struggled in pass protection so that could end up hurting his fantasy value especially with Danny Woodhead back in the mix after a broken leg ended his season last year. Woodhead is very good third down back who is sure to get his share of work in passing situations. The story mentioned backup Branden Oliver has averaged four yards a carry in the preseason.