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How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

July 07, 2019 08:16AM
A number of us have been alluding to the limited formations that McVay has employed and the need to change things up. Florio makes a number of eyebrow raising comments on this article.


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PFT 2019 storyline No. 17: How much does Todd Gurley have left?
Mike Florio,ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports 3 hours ago


A notorious running back who knows a thing or two about playing in the L.A. Coliseum showed that he doens’t know squat about fantasy football by suggesting that Todd Gurleyis in the mix to be one of the top picks this year. Really, anyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the situation realizes that Gurley is hardly the no-brainer touchdowns-and-yardage machine that he previously was.

Gurley’s torn ACL from 2014 seems to have caught up with him, and the Rams’ decision to handle him with extreme care this offseason underscores the reality that the 2017 NFL offensive player of the year abruptly has shifted past the workhorse phase of his career.

Officially, Gurley’s knee swelled after the Week One win over the Raiders, quickly healed, but then became a problem later in the year, knocking him out of a couple of regular season games and keeping him from being in the postseason the dominant force he has been. Unofficially, Gurley’s knee bothered him all year. Which suggests that it quite possibly will be bothering him this year and every year for the remainder of his career, especially given the multiple reports and acknowledgements of arthritis in the knee.

The questions will hover over the entire season for the defending NFC champions, with constant questions posed to Gurley, coach Sean McVay, and others regarding the distribution of the workload and the status of the knee — especially in light of the perception (reality) that the Rams concealed the condition for most of the 2018 regular season. The issue of Gurley’s bum knee could quickly become a sore point for him, especially if he indeed isn’t and can’t be the guy he recently was, and if the Rams begin considering whether they want to escape after 2019 the big-money contract they gave to Gurley last year.

Then there’s the impact of Gurley’s status on the rest of the offense. Unless former Memphis tailback Darrell Henderson can perform like Gurley has performed at his best, quarterback Jared Goff will have to do more to get the Rams back to where they were in 2018. Throw in the murmurs that the league has begun to catch up with McVay’s offense, and Gurley’s situation could spark a regression for the defending NFC champs.
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  How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

jemach587July 07, 2019 08:16AM

  Re: How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

AlbaNY_Ram138July 07, 2019 08:44AM

  I don't think there's a real problem

zn119July 07, 2019 08:55AM

  Re: I don't think there's a real problem

303057July 07, 2019 01:22PM

  Re: Good post. I agree with this. Nm

Speed_Kills36July 07, 2019 09:34AM

  This is the NFL...

jemach45July 08, 2019 03:45AM

  why?

zn43July 08, 2019 04:34AM

  That, and.....

NewMexicoRam19July 08, 2019 03:14PM

  Re: This is the NFL...

AlbaNY_Ram26July 08, 2019 04:40AM

  enh

zn86July 07, 2019 08:50AM

  Florio’s utterances should come with a warning label...

Rams4392July 07, 2019 10:00AM

  Re: I think we will see a different team this year

merlin75July 07, 2019 11:44AM

  Re: How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

Classicalwit54July 07, 2019 12:10PM

  Re: How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

bigjimram2136July 07, 2019 06:37PM

  Re: How much does Gurley have left - Mike Florio...check out last sentence...

David Deacon29July 08, 2019 04:06AM

  Florio: From the TMZ School of Journalism

Ram4924July 08, 2019 04:33PM

  Watch the video...McVay needs to add a layer to the offense...

jemach40July 10, 2019 03:27PM

  Re: Watch the video...McVay needs to add a layer to the offense...

zn26July 10, 2019 03:42PM

  Beg to differ...

jemach26July 10, 2019 03:50PM

  Re: Beg to differ...

zn27July 10, 2019 03:57PM