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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sean McVay suggests Todd Gurley will have more involvement in Rams offense

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley had his best game in months against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, providing encouragement as the Los Angeles Rams head into the stretch run.

Gurley’s performance — and his apparent health — are good signs, and according to coach Sean McVay, may lead to more touches for the running back going forward.

“I think so,” McVay said when asked if Gurley would have a bigger role moving forward, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “That’s an ideal situation. Anytime you get Todd involved like that, it’s usually always a good thing for our offense.”

Gurley entered Sunday night’s game having failed to get 20 carries in a game all season. The Rams gave him 25, blowing away his previous season-high of 18. Part of his limited usage has been the Rams’ clear concern about the health of his left knee. So far, it appears to be holding up successfully.

The Rams may have gone easy on Gurley in terms of workload early in the season so he’d be fresh and able to take on a bigger role for a playoff run. If that was the plan, it seems to be working out well so far.



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