Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon still hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee two games ago, but coach Anthony Lynn wasn’t quite ready to rule out him for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“It’s possible. You never know. You never know,” Lynn said when asked if Gordon would play Sunday via NFL.com. “You just want everybody preparing for everybody.”
Those comments sound more like they want the Bengals to have to prepare for Gordon playing, but he will probably be missing his second straight game.
When Gordon was out last week, the Chargers turned to Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson as a one-two punch. Jackson was a big threat in the second half, rushing for 63 yards on eight carries.
If Gordon can’t go it will probably be Jackson who gets a majority of the carries, while Ekeler would be the change of pace back catching balls out of the backfield.
Lynn was asked who he would compare Gordon too and the Chargers coach admits he really doesn’t like to make comparisons, but he does see a little Eddie George in him.
“As I tell these guys, there are no new models,” he said. “Everyone reminds me of someone. Quite frankly, if you don’t remind me of someone, then you probably not the guy that needs to be on our roster. But Melvin, the season he’s having right now and the growth I’ve seen out of him in a year is unbelievable. …If I had to compare, him to someone, I would say he’s more like an Eddie George, but a better receiver.”