THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams trainer Sean McVay stated Tuesday that the game program going in to Superbowl LIII would be to have running springs Todd Gurley along with C.J. Anderson talk about the workload.
Gurley had 1 1 bits for 3-4 yards, while Anderson had nine bits for 34 yards in the 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
“We just didn’t have a lot of attempts off,” McVay said. “So that really ended up being a significant effect of what ended up happening where neither Todd nor even C.J. got involved.”
60 plays conducted and gained 260 total yards since they watched the fewest issues in McVay’s two seasons. They certainly were 3-of-13 on down.
As players cleaned out their lockers, gurley, who signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension before this season, declined to talk with strangers through a group spokesperson.
Gurley scored a 2-1 touchdowns until he was searching for the final two games of the regular season because of iNFLammation and hurried for 1,251 yards.
He played a very small role within the NFC Championship Game and superbowl after a performance in a divisional-round success across the Dallas Cowboys by which he rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Speculation about Gurley’s health grew as his numbers dropped, but Gurley have not emerged on the accident report since Jan. 10, when he was listed as a full player in practice, and he’s said in the days and weeks because his knee has felt”fine.”
Tuesday players underwent routine physicals, also McVay said there have been not any plans for almost any offseason procedures on the knee, which is of Gurley.
“As far as I’m concerned and as far as I am aware, that isn’t true where we’re about to accomplish anything such as that,” McVay said.
Anderson was signed by the Rams with just two matches remaining in the regular season, following having a string of injuries to their running back corps. Trusted backup Malcolm Brown suffered a clavicle accident in Week 13 and had been placed on injured reserve, also second-year pro Justin Davis suffered a shoulder injury in a Week 15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, until Gurley was trying to get a set in the third quarter. Rookie John Kelly was inserted and struggled in pass protection, most of which prompted Anderson’s signing.
He shared conveys with Anderson when Gurley came back from the divisional round of the playoffs, and both joined with 238 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
“They were simply in a really good rhythm,” McVay said. “And that I believe the perfect scenario we had opted in to the playoffs with was everything you saw in Dallas, where it was of those guys getting involved.”
But that’s not the way it appeared out.
Contrary to the Saints, Gurley had five bits that led in 13 yards, including a 6-yard touch down run. He also committed two uncharacteristic mistakes in the first half if he let his hands for an interception bounce off, also if he let an open pass collapse incomplete on third down.
After the game, Gurley predicted his operation”sorry” and expressed relief that the Rams would advance to the superbowl. McVay said he failed to get Gurley in to the stream of the game.
At the two weeks leading to this Super Bowl,” McVay said he felt obligated to receive his star running involved. But too little plays against The Patriots, McVay said, caused it to be more difficult.
Gurley played 43 snaps (66 per cent ), while Anderson played 2-2 (3-4 per cent ).
“We didn’t get the quantity of plays away and didn’t really have any drive goodwill at which we’re punting more than we ever did,” McVay said. “And that’s a big effect of why those opportunities were not limited for him.”