It’s a good thing the Rams have preached patience with running back Todd Gurley.
Because his professional debut gave little indication that he’s 100 percent recovered from his injury, or close to his pre-injury form.
The No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft made his NFL debut yesterday, but had just 9 yards on six carries, with one 5-yard reception in their loss to the Steelers.
“It felt great to be out there, man,” Gurley said, via Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Definitely would’ve liked to get the win, but we’ll execute off that and try to bounce back next week. It was my first game; I’m just trying to get into the groove of things. Looking forward to tomorrow, to look at the film, to see what we did wrong and start working to be better next week.”
The Rams have kept the training wheels on Gurley throughout the offseason and preseason, after he tore his ACL last November during his final season at Georgia.
“I feel like I still have the explosiveness,” Gurley said. “Definitely didn’t get to show it today, but like I said, we’ll pick back up on things and try to get it rolling next week.”
The Rams weren’t able to get much of anything going offensively, failing to get to the end zone against a Steelers defense that has made some strides. But they’re hoping that as he gets his legs back underneath him, that they get more out of Gurley.