COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers functioning back Melvin Gordon is fully rooting for the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, throwing shade towards his crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Rams, when speaking at the Pro Bowl previous 7 days.
Even even though the Patriots made swift do the job of the Chargers 41-28 in the AFC divisional spherical of the playoffs on their way to the Super Bowl, Gordon is however backing New England.
“Patriots all working day,” Gordon told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Yeah, I do not want the Rams to acquire. I dwell in L.A., so y’all know — I’ve got to listen to that all working day. Do you know how numerous Rams symptoms I see? I will need them to reduce — I do not treatment where by y’all set me on Tv set stating this — I will need them to reduce.”
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Even though Gordon and the Chargers had a very good 12 months below Anthony Lynn, finishing 12-4 in the normal time and defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the wild-card spherical, the Bolts however have been overshadowed in their new property by the Rams.
The Chargers shed to the Rams 35-23 in 7 days 3 at the Coliseum, and Gordon explained he is even been mistaken by NFL supporters in Los Angeles as proficient Rams functioning back Todd Gurley II.
“I appreciate all of the fellas over there,” Gordon explained. “I am interesting with Todd and all of individuals boys, but guy, I will need individuals boys to reduce.”
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was a little additional diplomatic when questioned earlier if he would be rooting for the Rams in the postseason.
“I am a big enthusiast of [Rams head coach] Sean McVay and [Rams general manager] Les Snead,” Telesco explained for the duration of his close-of-the-time news convention. “Those people are genuinely very good fellas, pleasurable to communicate football with, down to earth and I imagine it truly is just genuinely very good for football in Los Angeles, I genuinely do.
“They are a pleasurable crew to check out: offense and protection. Ideal now, I say I am not observing individuals online games Sunday, but I know I will check out. …. I know it truly is going to take place. I will not likely be content observing them, but I love individuals two fellas a great deal. I imagine they are genuinely very good at what they do much too.”