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Melvin Gordon is Broncos hope at running back

Now is not the time to pile on.

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Melvin, Melvin, Melvin...!

The roar of Broncos Country against Denver’s fumble-prone running back reached a crescendo on Sunday afternoon when Melvin Gordon coughed the ball up for what resulted in a Raiders defensive touchdown.

Yes, he has been fumbling. He’s been fumbling a lot. It’s unacceptable and it needs to stop.


Javonte Williams flew home from Las Vegas on Sunday on crutches. With Javonte out for at least the near-future, Melvin Gordon is the future at the running back position for the Denver Broncos.

After Sunday’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, it would benefit everyone, Broncos, Melvin Gordon, and the fans, to quickly forget this game to start prepping for the Colts. Let’s wipe away the disappointment in Vegas and find some resolve to be better against Indy.

As fans, we are now in a position where the Broncos will need Melvin Gordon in order to succeed. Harping on frustrations over past performances will only prove to be venomous toward all we know the Broncos are capable of this season.

So here it is, Melvin. This is your clean break. The season for you starts over on Thursday. We need you to believe in you, because we believe in you. What happens in these next few weeks will depend on you. The great thing is that you get the opportunity to take control of the pen and write that story. Let’s end Thursday with a huge exclamation point.

Remember, you are not the narrative of four weeks of football struggle. You are now the future of the Broncos ground attack.


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