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Mike McCoy tired of talking about Melvin Gordon

Questions regarding Melvin Gordon should be directed at individuals not named Mike McCoy, apparently. The San Diego Chargers head coach is sick and tired of talking about the team's starting running back.

McCoy got a little perturbed when asked a question about Gordon.

"I'm going to make one thing clear about Melvin, ok? It's not Melvin Gordon (that is) the running game," A peeved McCoy said, according to the team's official website. "Let's make that clear right now. I want to stop talking about him individually. In order for Melvin Gordon to have success in our system, the other 10 guys have got to do their jobs better. And Melvin's got to do his job better, too. He'll tell you some things he has to clean up. But I get a little sick talking about one guy on offense when there are 10 other guys out there. I want to make sure from day one (to point out) the entire team has got to run the ball better."

Gordon had a sub-par rookie season rushing for 641 yards and had a goose egg in touchdowns. The running back out of Wisconsin struggled to make quick decisions when handed the ball and was often not able to break away from the first level of defense. He also had five fumbles.

The Chargers' rushing struggles in 2015 don't solely fall on Gordon, though. The Bolts trotted out 24 different offensive line combinations due to injuries. Their various O-line combos didn't give Gordon much room to run. All culminating to San Diego's NFL-worst 3.5 yards per carry last season.

Gordon is hoping for greener pastures in Year 2. The second-year running back is getting more comfortable in the backfield.

"I definitely feel more confident. I feel more confident about the playbook and I feel more confident in myself," Gordon said. "You had a whole year pretty much to kind of figure things out. You kind of know how the games are going to be and you kind of know how everything's going to be. So right now, it's just about just trying to improve and better yourself for the team."

San Diego's aerial attack has the looks to be explosive with Philip Rivers throwing to Antonio Gates, Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Travis Benjamin. If the Bolts can get their ground game going the team has a legit chance to make some noise, and maybe McCoy will happily answer questions about Gordon and the Chargers' run game.

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