Sean McVay says he needs to get Todd Gurley more involved in Super Bowl
The Los Angeles Rams are hoping that the MVP-caliber Todd Gurley who has been missing for several weeks makes a triumphant return in the Super Bowl, and head coach Sean McVay says it is on him to make that happen.
While speaking with the media on Tuesday, McVay praised Gurley for the way he has handled some tough games late in the year. He also said he needs to do a better job of calling plays that will get the star running back involved.
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“I think a large part of specifically when you talk about (the NFC Championship Game) was a result of some of the things in terms of play selection,” McVay said. “I have to do a much better job for Todd to get him opportunities to get going.”
McVay added that he fully expects Gurley to be “the Todd Gurley we all know” in the Super Bowl and be a significant part of the game plan.
Gurley rushed for just 10 yards on four carries against the New Orleans Saints, though he did score a touchdown. He battled a knee injury late in the regular season that limited him to 55 or fewer rushing yards in three of the final four games, and there has been some speculation that he is still less than 100 percent healthy. CJ Anderson has helped pick up a lot of the slack, but the Rams will likely need both backs to produce in the Super Bowl.
This isn’t the first time we have heard McVay take responsibility for Gurley’s struggles, so the Patriots should be prepared for a heavy dose of the three-time Pro Bowler early and often on Sunday.