Todd Gurley doesn’t know if he’ll be ready for Week One

AP

When the Rams placed running back Todd Gurley on the active roster at the start of training camp, the message sent was clear: His torn ACL is fine.

With the regular-season opener roughly a month away, the message is now less clear.

I don’t know,” Gurley told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL radio regarding whether the 10th overall pick in the draft will be ready to go for Week One against the Seahawks. “Hopefully within the next couple weeks I’ll be able to do something else and keep progressing,” Gurley said.

He has been engaged only in individual drills, with no participation in 11-on-11 plays. And Gurley has no problem with patience.

“Whether it’s Week Five or Week One, 10 years from now nobody is going to remember what you did the first five games,” Gurley said.

Gurley has the right mindset, but he’s wrong about the potential impact a rookie can make. Plenty of guys have made a memorable impact right out of the gates, and the details were forgotten only because the players followed those initial great performances with so many that it became commonplace.

20 responses to “Todd Gurley doesn’t know if he’ll be ready for Week One

  1. Classic Snesd/Fischer stretch pick. Could’ve picked torn ACL boy in round 2. Maybe 3. Nobody else is this foolish. He won’t play before Halloween. No Way. ACL is a 1yr rehab. Period.

  2. Tre Mason is no slouch so need to rush Gurley and for all you armchair GM’s that said it was waste of a pick or he could have been taken in the 2nd or 3rd rd there is a reason why you’re posting on a blog and smarter people are handling the draft picks.

  3. Hawks fans should shut up. Your idiotic, Willy Wonka head coach literally threw away the Super Bowl and lost to an inferior team that is best known for cheating.

  4. It’s called being smart. Something RG3 should have tried instead of giving himself a hard deadline and marketing campaign forcing him back in week 1.

    He was asked if he’d be ready and he gave an honest answer, he doesnt know…no one does. It’s just day by day week by week and go from there.

    He’s going to be great when he does come back though, the Rams won’t regret taking him #10…The teams ahead of them are the ones who will regret not taking him.

  5. Tre Mason is better anyway. Gurley is tough and fast but not durable enough for the NFL. He runs in a way that is very subject to injury. He runs high and has crazy legs. He does not have the right ergonomic stature of a durable back. I’d be shocked if he isn’t one of those guys that looks great when healthy but is never available.

  6. You clowns act like this is the FIRST time someone has every gotten drafted in the 1st round coming off injury. He is young and will heal just like everyone else and your nuts to think this pick was a surprise in the draft cuz if you do then you need to go back and LOOK at the draft again, there were about 10 other picks that made less since then the Rams!

  7. sandersmarcus10 says:
    Aug 12, 2015 9:31 AM
    You clowns act like this is the FIRST time someone has every gotten drafted in the 1st round coming off injury. He is young and will heal just like everyone else and your nuts to think this pick was a surprise in the draft cuz if you do then you need to go back and LOOK at the draft again, there were about 10 other picks that made less since then the Rams!

    Wrong.. Why not pick Melvin Gordon in that spot???

  8. silvernblacksabbath says:
    Aug 12, 2015 10:25 AM
    sandersmarcus10 says:
    Aug 12, 2015 9:31 AM
    You clowns act like this is the FIRST time someone has every gotten drafted in the 1st round
    coming off injury. He is young and will heal just like everyone else and your nuts to think this
    pick was a surprise in the draft cuz if you do then you need to go back and LOOK at the draft
    again, there were about 10 other picks that made less since then the Rams!
    Wrong.. Why not pick Melvin Gordon in that spot???

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    Simply because when healthy Gordon is not on the same level as Gurley, without the ACL injury Gurley is likely a top 6 selection. Looking at the picks after Gurley at 10 and looking at what the Rams needs were it was Andrus Peat who is said to be stuggling horribly at Saints camp and would have been a reach at 10, or Devante Parker who is dealing with a foot injury and missed all of training camp as well. Also as I said Melvin Gordon is not as talented as Todd Gurley, and Gordon would have been a reach as well at 10th.

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