Todd Gurley has career day in living up to his promise

AP

Running back Todd Gurley vowed a week ago the Rams would “whoop up” on the Cowboys. When asked after the Rams’ 35-30 victory if Los Angeles had lived up to his promise, Gurley laughed.

“We didn’t quite whoop up on them,” Gurley told Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News. “But we got the win. We got the win, and it wasn’t just any win. It’s America’s Team. Everybody was watching.”

Maybe the Rams’ five-point victory didn’t qualify as a “whooping,” but Gurley definitely put a “whooping” on the Dallas defense.

He had 121 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards, with the 215 yards from scrimmage the most of his three-year career. He became the first Rams player with 200-plus yards from scrimmage since Dec. 12, 2008, when Steven Jackson had 215 yards from scrimmage against Atlanta.

“We have a lot of guys who can do a lot of things,” said Gurley, who had a 53-yard receiving touchdown. “Tavon [Austin], he is a mini-running back now, I guess I am a mini-receiver.

“Just to be able to have that diversity in our offense and being able to do pass, run, pass, run. That means a lot for us.”

Cowboys weakside linebacker Sean Lee didn’t play Sunday, but defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli refused to make excuses. Instead, he credited Gurley.

“Hell of a player,” Marinelli said. “We knew that going into it. We knew this guy is a terrific back, and we’ve got to play our gaps. We got knocked out of gaps. Give them credit.”

6 responses to “Todd Gurley has career day in living up to his promise

  1. PFTs prognosticators 0-3 on this game. Guess those “lousy” Rams aren’t quite as bad as all the armchair experts on here thought.

  2. Why won’t anyone say it? They finally got rid of a horrible coach in fisher and now we are seeing what the rams can really do

  3. @keepingitrealdumb

    Umm, we’re all right here… we’re with you on that… haven’t read anything to the contrary. 😉

  4. keepingitrealdumb says:
    October 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    Why won’t anyone say it? They finally got rid of a horrible coach in fisher and now we are seeing what the rams can really do

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    I’m with you. Fisher was a lousy coach with great PR. His offensive schemes were lousy and he only addressed his horrible OC when his neck was on the chopping block but the media always gave him cover.

  5. keepingitrealdumb says:
    October 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    Why won’t anyone say it? They finally got rid of a horrible coach in fisher and now we are seeing what the rams can really do
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    I believe my exact words were “Now the healing can begin”

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