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Todd Gurley gives half-hearted victory guarantee

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams is tackled by Eric Reid #35 and Ray-Ray Armstrong #54 of the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

Guarantees in sports aren’t what they used to be.

More than 45 years after Joe Namath provided the most memorable guarantee in sports in the days preceding Super Bowl III, Rams running back Todd Gurley became the latest sports figure to pay homage to Namath, half-hearted as it may be.

“We’re going to get a win this week, for sure,” Gurley said, via Stephen Cohen of seattlepi.com. “Obviously you want to have that extra day to prepare, but I just feel like after a loss like that, you’re just so ready to get back at it. We’re definitely ready to play Sunday.”

The Rams are operating on a short week after losing to San Francisco 28-0 on Monday night. Which, apart from the dynamics that caused the Rams to lose 28-0 in Week One, will make it harder to win in Week Two.

So maybe the better approach for Gurley would be to guarantee that the Rams will score a point this week. Given the differences between the Seattle defense and the 49ers defense, that could be nearly as bold as Namath’s guarantee from January 1969.

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3 Responses to “Todd Gurley gives half-hearted victory guarantee”
  1. doe22us says: Sep 18, 2016 9:11 AM

    Can they win sure, after all Fisher has beating the Hawks a number of times, not sure it will happen.

  2. seattlesue427 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    After last week’s showing against the Niners, the Rams are going to pull out all stops for a win. After the near loss to Miami last week, the Seahawks are going to come out with guns a’blazing. Should be a great match up…maybe the best game of the day. Go Hawks!

  3. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 10:31 AM

    One of the worst Seahawks performances I’ve seen in a long time (not counting the 4-12 season with Jim Mora as our coach).

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