New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has just found what he calls “the biggest difference” between his five seasons with the Chargers and his first on-field work with the Broncos this summer: around 5,200 feet worth of height.
“I’m struggling a little bit, I’m struggling a up here little bit with the altitude,” Gordon said after Sunday’s practice. “What I keep hearing is when we play other places, we won’t even get tired so I’m looking forward to that.”
Gordon and Phillip Lindsay have basically part the plays with the beginning offense in camp’s initial going. And keeping in mind that Gordon has indicated no evil impacts when he’s run with the ball in drills, he said he just feels the difference – play to play, practice to practice – at the present time.
Numerous players who have preceded him have said on the off chance that they lived elsewhere in the offseason they would regularly attempt to come back to Denver in any event half a month prior to training camp opened to work out at height before the team’s first practice.
“Right now it’s tough, trying to finish downfield, and things like that,” Gordon said. “It’s real dry, I’m trying to drink water every second, lips are dry. That’s the biggest adjustment, working all offseason and coming here and still feeling like you’re not in shape because of the altitude.”
Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million arrangement with the Broncos in the offseason following five years with the Chargers. Broncos mentor Vic Fangio has said he has plans to utilize both Gordon and Lindsay bounty in the team’s offense, however how the two backs split the playing time is not yet clear.
Gordon had one 1,000-yard surging season with the Chargers to go with another with 997 yards as he had four seasons with at any rate 41 gets.
“I’m adjusting well with the guys,” Gordon said. ” … The [altitude] is different, but everything else — obviously it’s a change, but you have to be able to adjust, so you just take it as it comes.”