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Nathaniel Hackett Addresses Melvin Gordon's Playing Time

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett

Melvin Gordon appeared to be upset in a postgame interview Monday night after being limited to three carries in Denver's 19-16 loss to the Chargers.

Today, Broncos' head coach Nathaniel Hackett spoke to the media and explained that while Gordon "didn't do anything wrong," the team liked how Latavius Murray ran the ball Monday and emphasized Denver didn't have many plays in the second half.

"Asked about Melvin Gordon not really playing in the second half, Nathaniel Hackett said they didn’t have many plays in the second half. He thought Murray ran well. He said moving forward they’ll need all 3 RBs. Frankly he did not answer the question," James Palmer of NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Palmer continued with another tweet, further expanding on the comments Hackett made Tuesday and stating that the coach and running back are going to have a conversation.

"'Melvin didn’t do anything wrong'," Palmer said Hackett told the media. "He also said the two of them are going to have a conversation. He said Melvin is a competitor and wants to play and he likes that."

Going forward, Hackett and Denver will be closely monitored on how they utilize their running back trio of Gordon, Murray, and Mike Boone.

Gordon's next chance to prove he should be the lead back in Denver will be in Week 7 when the Broncos take on the surging New York Jets.