Todd Gurley says Rams are happy about the Seahawks’ dismantling

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Not long ago, it was a fairly big deal when the Rams would beat the Seahawks. Rams running back Todd Gurley apparently thinks the pendulum has swung, in light of the rise of the Rams and the apparent decline of the Seahawks.

Hey, you know we’re happy about it,” Gurley recently said, via USA Today, regarding the changes in Seattle. “We have to take advantage of the situation while we can. Those guys have been beating up on us for a while now. . . . It’s definitely time for us to come in and try to take over this division and try to be back-to-back champs. It’s not going to be easy. Everyone in your division knows you as well as you do, so we have to just come and try to take over that division.”

It definitely won’t be easy, because the 49ers are improving, the Cardinals are being overlooked, and the Seahawks could still be pretty good, because they still have Russell Wilson.

The two teams split their twice-per-year series in 2017. In 2016, they also split. The Rams actually swept Seattle in 2015, the season after the Seahawks had gone to the Super Bowl for a second straight year. Before that, the Seahawks had beaten the Rams four out of five times and seven out of nine.

50 responses to “Todd Gurley says Rams are happy about the Seahawks’ dismantling

  1. To be honest, I think most fans in general are glad to see that pathetic franchise fall apart. Even their own fans walked out when they were losing in a playoff game. Who does that? Unloyal, fake fans that’s who. Seattle has the worst “fans” I’ve ever encountered. They cant even tell you 5 players on their team. Ask them how long they’ve been a fan: “since 1976, when they started.” “Um, dude, you were born in the 90’s.” Just a pitiful and sad franchise with a fluke Superbowl win. Id tell you to go talk to their fans, but they are buying their new favorite teams jerseys right now.

  2. niners816 needs to worry about his own team. We WILL SWEEP your team this year….mark it!

  3. Can Dream Team II blow out the 1-year dynasty? Does Cheaty Petey have anything left in his bag of dirty tricks? How much “adderall” do the Seahawks have left?

    Tune in to find out!

  4. I understand how a player would say this because they don’t think they age and don’t see getting younger as getting better but I would prefer the Seahawks keep their aging players rather than trying to improve. Sorry but Bennett, Sherman and Avril aren’t getting better at this stage in their career. It was time to cut ties with a lot of players and move on or the team would have just gotten older and less competitive.

  5. niner816 you are so correct it looks like most hawk fans are buying Ram jerseys. They are the worst fans in football.

  6. The Seahawks were at the pinnacle with their SB win and were a play away from being a 2 year dynasty. That SB loss broke them and they have been falling since. I think they have fallen as far as they are going to. They will suck this year as the rebound begins.

  7. The Rams are going to be good, and have the potential to be REALLY good this season. The Seahawks are a sinking ship, their fans ARE EXTREMELY fair-weather (ironic), the Cards are easy to overlook (for good reason), and the 49ers are looking good (with a point to prove).

    I can see this Rams being a ticking time bomb. This division is going to be fierce this season, regardless. I’m looking forward to it!

  8. Even during the richard rydze days of the pittsburgh steelers…
    … you would NEVER hear a Cincinnati Bengals player or fan say that.

    You would accurately point out the cheating and laugh at the fan base decline… but… you wouldn’t celebrate succeeding against weaker opposition.

  9. Not a Seahawk fan by any means, but they do have more fans than the LA Rams. In and around LA it’s Lakers first, USC second, and when the Dodgers are winning third. Where do the Ram’s sit? Well most likely behind UCLA and the Kings. Ouch.

    Like them or hate them the Seahawks have one loud stadium and won’t just fall silent because they are in a rebuild mold.

    Girly man seems to like listening to himself and being in the public eye. What have the Rams actually won? Oh that was in St. Louis.

  10. Passed through Seattle recently and the stadium is surrounded by grimy drug user camps. Seemed fitting.

  11. 19dead2 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    Not a Seahawk fan by any means, but they do have more fans than the LA Rams. In and around LA it’s Lakers first, USC second, and when the Dodgers are winning third. Where do the Ram’s sit? Well most likely behind UCLA and the Kings. Ouch.

    Like them or hate them the Seahawks have one loud stadium and won’t just fall silent because they are in a rebuild mold.

    Girly man seems to like listening to himself and being in the public eye. What have the Rams actually won? Oh that was in St. Louis.
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    Um, you must be new like most seahawks fans, even if you claim you’re not a fan (don’t blame you.) The Rams have a huge fan base that dates back a long time ago. Rams fans are everywhere. I don’t like them, but I respect them. No one respects the Seahawks. And that loud stadium you’re talking about…yeah that’s pumped in, fake crowd noise.

  12. He talks like he was on the Rams teams that were losing regularly to Seattle. Maybe he was a fan before he was drafted.

  13. 49ers fans have been super quiet the last 4 years. I wonder why. Maybe because they’ve been a bottom dwelling dumpster fire of a franchise. They got what, 6 wins last year and they are happy about it like they accomplished something. Good job you lost more than you won.

  14. niners816 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    19dead2 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    Not a Seahawk fan by any means, but they do have more fans than the LA Rams. In and around LA it’s Lakers first, USC second, and when the Dodgers are winning third. Where do the Ram’s sit? Well most likely behind UCLA and the Kings. Ouch.

    Like them or hate them the Seahawks have one loud stadium and won’t just fall silent because they are in a rebuild mold.

    Girly man seems to like listening to himself and being in the public eye. What have the Rams actually won? Oh that was in St. Louis.
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    Um, you must be new like most seahawks fans, even if you claim you’re not a fan (don’t blame you.) The Rams have a huge fan base that dates back a long time ago. Rams fans are everywhere. I don’t like them, but I respect them. No one respects the Seahawks. And that loud stadium you’re talking about…yeah that’s pumped in, fake crowd noise.

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    I just looked up the Rams attendance for 2017 and ranked towards the bottom of the league and they play in a big stadium. They average almost 17K emty seats a game. I am Packer fan so I don’t care but the Seahawks have always had a better fan base. That is why their team has stayed in one city while the Rams couldn’t make it work in LA than St. Louis and now giving LA a try again. If the fans where so loyal why does the team keep looking for greener pastures? The team was good last year and they couldn’t get people to show up, great fan base.

  15. More fans getting mad at players for answering the questions they are given. Remember people were mad at Marshawn for not talking? You can’t win with the fans, and it’s pathetic.

  16. Hmm, let’s see. On offense they have Russell Wilson (HOF), Rashad Penney, Chris Carson, Duane Brown (Pro Bowl) and Doug Baldwin (Pro Bowl). Their “dismantled” defense consists of Frank Clark (21.5 sacks the last two years, future Pro Bowl) Jarran Reed (2nd round pick) Naz Jones (3rd round pick) Rasheem Green (3rd round pick, a Michael Bennett clone) Dion Jordan (1st round pick) Marcus Smith (1st round pick) Bobby Wagner (2nd round pick, future HOF) KJ Wright (best WILL in the NFL) Barkevious Mingo at SAM (1st round pick) Earl Thomas (HOF) Shaquille Griffin (3rd round pick) Byron Maxwell, Bradley McDougald Justin Coleman (the best slot corner in the game last year) about 4 guys they drafted last year to replace the LOB and Tre Flowers, who is a physical Richard Shermn clone.

    Not thinking there is going to be much of drop off. Transition? Yes. Dropoff, no. 9-7 easily and 10-6 possibly in a transition year. And they’ll sweep the 49ers again, as usual.

  17. niners816 says:
    To be honest, I think most fans in general are glad to see that pathetic franchise fall apart. Even their own fans walked out when they were losing in a playoff game. Who does that? Unloyal, fake fans that’s who. Seattle has the worst “fans” I’ve ever encountered. They cant even tell you 5 players on their team. Ask them how long they’ve been a fan: “since 1976, when they started.” “Um, dude, you were born in the 90’s.” Just a pitiful and sad franchise with a fluke Superbowl win. Id tell you to go talk to their fans, but they are buying their new favorite teams jerseys right now.
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    9 in a row. 10 out of 11. Nothing will change this year.

  18. niners816 says:
    Um, you must be new like most seahawks fans, even if you claim you’re not a fan (don’t blame you.) The Rams have a huge fan base that dates back a long time ago. Rams fans are everywhere. I don’t like them, but I respect them. No one respects the Seahawks. And that loud stadium you’re talking about…yeah that’s pumped in, fake crowd noise.
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    Seahawks record 2012-2017: 73-34-1, 1 Lombardi.
    49ers record 2012-2017: 48-53-1 0 Lombardi’s, haven’t made the playoffs in 5 years.

  19. Ram fans are everywhere? Packer fans, Cowboys fans, are everywhere. They travel to away games like the Steelers, Patriots, and Raider fan. There are way more Raider fans in Southern California than Ram fans. Ram fan is a sheep waiting to get slaughtered. They are
    a non factor at opposing venues let alone in the house that the Squirrel Head is building.

  20. niners816 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Um, you must be new like most seahawks fans, even if you claim you’re not a fan (don’t blame you.) The Rams have a huge fan base that dates back a long time ago. Rams fans are everywhere. I don’t like them, but I respect them. No one respects the Seahawks. And that loud stadium you’re talking about…yeah that’s pumped in, fake crowd noise.
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    Pretty sure that the Rams “loyal” fan base extends all the way back to 2015 when they returned to LA. The “loyal” fans sent death threats to Georgia Frontiere. At the start of the 90’s they had 4 consecutive 4-10 records. Georgia originally tried to move the team to Baltimore, that move was voted down by the owners. She then tried the move to St. Louis. That move was voted down also, but Georgia threatened to sue and the NFL acquiesced.

    So basically from 1990 until the move to St. Louis they had no real fan base. Not having a fan base in St. Louis was one of the cited reasons for moving back to LA.

    Rams haven’t had a “loyal” fanbase for more than 25 years. The current fan base goes back to 2015 and they haven’t had anything but fairweather fans.

  21. seahawkboymike says:
    July 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    Hmm, let’s see. On offense they have Russell Wilson (HOF), Rashad Penney, Chris Carson, Duane Brown (Pro Bowl) and Doug Baldwin (Pro Bowl). Their “dismantled” defense consists of Frank Clark (21.5 sacks the last two years, future Pro Bowl) Jarran Reed (2nd round pick) Naz Jones (3rd round pick) Rasheem Green (3rd round pick, a Michael Bennett clone) Dion Jordan (1st round pick) Marcus Smith (1st round pick) Bobby Wagner (2nd round pick, future HOF) KJ Wright (best WILL in the NFL) Barkevious Mingo at SAM (1st round pick) Earl Thomas (HOF) Shaquille Griffin (3rd round pick) Byron Maxwell, Bradley McDougald Justin Coleman (the best slot corner in the game last year) about 4 guys they drafted last year to replace the LOB and Tre Flowers, who is a physical Richard Shermn clone.

    Not thinking there is going to be much of drop off. Transition? Yes. Dropoff, no. 9-7 easily and 10-6 possibly in a transition year. And they’ll sweep the 49ers again, as usual.

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    Bro, your post started to get silly when you started listing draft position next to each player as if that automatically means they will be good. Then it went completely off the rails when you pointed to Dion Jordan and Marcus Smith as strengths. Dion Jordan has been more disappointing and more of a train wreck than Randy Gregory, and Marcus Smith was a 4th round pick in 1st round pack’s clothing. He was barely even a special teams contributor his first couple of seasons in Philly and didn’t even make it through his rookie contract before getting cut. Mingo is a former first than not even Bill Belichick could turn into a player coming close to fulfilling his potential. Byron Maxwell was the beneficiary of having three all-pros making up 3/4 of the secondary around him, and has been underwhelming at best ever since he first left Seattle.Bobby Wagner, while very good, is not going to the HOF. I’m not even sure Russell Wilson makes it. Earl Thomas likely will, but it’s tough for safeties, so don’t bank on him being a first-ballot guy.

    The Seahawks won’t be terrible this year, but I don’t think I have ever read a more homerific, Madden-based, “I just started watching football” type post in my life. Thank you for the entertainment.

  22. “I just looked up the Rams attendance for 2017 and ranked towards the bottom of the league and they play in a big stadium. They average almost 17K emty seats a game. I am Packer fan so I don’t care but the Seahawks have always had a better fan base. That is why their team has stayed in one city while the Rams couldn’t make it work in LA than St. Louis and now giving LA a try again. If the fans where so loyal why does the team keep looking for greener pastures? The team was good last year and they couldn’t get people to show up, great fan base.”

    Even if Seattle had never lost a sports franchise to relocation (and they have) they were a rat’s whisker away from losing the Seahawks to LA in the 90s.

    Enough with questioning fan loyalty. Like an abusive relationship, fans stick it out through all kinds of crap. It’s the owners that are flakes.

  23. If Jimmy G. and the Patriots 2016 roster needs a missed Cardinals FG to win by one point, he is certainly not going to beat them with a subpar 49ers roster.

  24. trubroncfan07 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    Bandwagon Seahawk fans are now at the sports store getting their new Eagles jersey’s.
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    Superbowl 48, Seahawks 43- donkeys 8. How’s case keenum treating you? It must be sad having a GM who is a better QB even at age 60 than your current starter. See ya week 1

  25. Dion Jordan in Seattle.

    5 games played
    4 sacks
    1 forced fumble
    10 tackles
    8 Assists

    Maybe his problem was not talent but the team who didn’t know how to use him.

  26. Hawk fans have been non existent or quiet for over 3 DECADES…..3 DECADES……they FINALLY win a trophy 5 years ago and don’t know how to act…..

  27. kamthechancellor says:
    July 19, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    “They still have Russell Wilson.” That’s enough to win a SB any season. Lots of trolls will be in hiding by week 6. Go Hawks!

    Be a realistic homer at least, good god! I was at the game in Seattle when they played the Rams in December when LA won 42-7. Wilson got sacked 7 times and lost a fumble and threw a pass backwards out of bounds to avoid yet another sack from Donald. Wilson is a supreme talent but besides Baldwin who does he have to throw to? And the OL is only marginally better this season at best.

  28. Johnnyrockets says:
    July 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    Hawk fans have been non existent or quiet for over 3 DECADES…..3 DECADES……they FINALLY win a trophy 5 years ago and don’t know how to act…..
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    Is your proof that Hawks fans were non-existent for 3 decades your own personal lack of seeing a hawks fan? Do you live in Washington State? I am guessing you do not. I don’t see a lot of non seahawks fans in Washington State. Does that mean there are no fans of other teams? By your rationale i guess it does.

  29. If the offensive line improves which it’s hard to get worse than years past..they can be pretty good. Good stable of young running backs, good wide receivers, and some guy named Russell Wilson. They built this thing around Russ in a contract year I could see big things from that side of the ball this year. The defense would just have to be decent. I think they have enough to be in the conversation.

  30. Here’s a tip for niner816 never disparage another team’s fan base when are a 49er fan.let’s go back to last year’s Thursday night matchup between the 49ers and rams, I’m sure you remember, a reported 70,000 attendance and yet there didn’t appear to be 2000 49er fans in the stadium…now that’s what I call a real fan base…we’re you there niner816? Please explain what happened to the rabid fans in that game before you condemn any other teams fans..49er fans are truly pathetic.

  31. trubroncfan07 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    Bandwagon Seahawk fans are now at the sports store getting their new Eagles jersey’s.
    +++
    Didn’t Seattle beat the Eagles last year? Your post doesn’t make sense.

  32. Gurley is happy at what he perceives to be the misfortune and demise of a competitor. Weak character coming across there. You are supposed to beat your rivals, not want them to become weaker and rejoice over signs that they have. Competition is about becoming better yourself and outplaying the other team. Gurley’s comments suggest that he doesn’t care how they get to the top of the division. What a jackass.

    Also, Rams fans and Niner fans on here running their mouths will all be Pats fans in time… Niner fans by November.

    One more thing, never sleep on the Seahawks.

  33. Did that guy say Russell Wilson HOFer??

    Based on what? The Superbowl his defence won him? Or the constant running for his life cause he cant throw from the pocket like a real quarterback? It cant be for the yards hes passed for, or the td passes hes thrown. Unless hes referring to the SheHawks Ring of Wannabees it makes no sense.
    Wilsons most memorable play in his entire career is an interception. You know, the one he threw instead of audibling to a Lynch handoff. Tough to make the HOF when the biggest play of your life is a Superbowl losing interception.

    Maybe Russell will be Jim Marshall 2.0 and make it despite making one of the worst plays ever.

    HOF? Not likely. Hall of Shame? First ballot.

  34. Ron Jull, sounds almost as if you have seen RW play, sort of. You know he scrambles a lot, and that’s about all you know. Oh, ok, you watch highlights. Expert commentator then.

    Let me tell you about how he plays, since you have never seen an actual game.Dude is crazy good under pressure that would have made Brady retire at 35. He is not so good a pocket passer as he should be at this stage of his career, a point you eluded to, AND REGURGITATED FROM PROFESSIONAL SPORTS WRITERS. If ever he has a good pocket he should develop more. He wins games. Games 29 other QBs would lose. He runs for 586 yards @ 5.9 per carry when Seattle’s runners suck, and last season hd a passer rate of 95.4. HoF guaranteed.

  35. Russell Wilson has been great everywhere he’s been. His numbers at NC State were outstanding but they chose to put their eggs in a young Glennon’s basket to keep him from transferring…..so Wilson just took his championship mentality to Wisconsin and took them to a Rose Bowl. Take a minute to look up the Badgers QB play the year before and the year after Wilson came and left. He may be a goober, but the guy has the ‘it’ very few have possessed last 3 decades. He reminds me of a smaller John Elway…..so HOF is squarely in his crosshairs.

  36. Being in St. Louis I will tell you the Rams had a great fan base that stuck with them through thick and thin for 20 years. We were rewarded with the Greatest show on Turf. I was was front and center for all of it. When that era ended it was year after year of putrid football, bad coaching and terrible front office moves and we still showed up. Then StanK bought the team and hired archaic Jeff “I ain’t going for none of that 7-9 BS” Fisher to come in facilitate a move to LA while running the team in the ground to dribble the fan base down to zero. Then turn around to the other NFL owners and say “see? St. Louis will not support a team let me go to LA and I will build a 5 billion dollar stadium and I won’t need any of you all’s money to do it”. And it was a done deal. But the Rams WILL NEVER win a championship in LA. That SB trophy will always say, ST. LOUIS Rams Super Bowl Champions!

  37. WantCoffee99 …

    So your HOF case for Wilson is he rushed for almost 600 yards last season? Which games did he win that 29 others would lose? Has he ever led the league in passing yards? Has he ever led the league in td passes? Has he ever led the league in qb rating? Your entire case is he ran for 600 yards. If that makes a HOF quarterback then by your standard Bobby Douglass is a HOFer, Randall Cunningham is a HOFer and Mike Vick is a HOFer.

    The he won a Superbowl case doesnt fly either, Trent Dilfer won one too, so did Brad Johnson and Nick Foles. To be fair, none of those three handed a virtual lock of a SB win away like your one year dynasty qb Wilson did. I loathe the Patriots but I loooooove that play.

    Wilsons good, but hes no hall of famer.

  38. Hawk fans have been non existent or quiet for over 3 DECADES…..3 DECADES……they FINALLY win a trophy 5 years ago and don’t know how to act

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    Guessing you’re too young to know what the Kingdome is/was. Seahawks fans have been strong their entire existence. It was the crazy loud Kingdome that created the rule where if the quarterback could not hear the home team was penalized 15 yards.

    I am glad to see some of the Rival fans in the NFC West finally getting loud again…it’s been a very quiet 5 years.

  39. “Cardinals won a couple in Chicago but I haven’t heard their fans referencing them in here.”

    May have been a long time ago but doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    Maybe you’ll understand that in 40 years or so.

  40. Ron Jull says:
    July 20, 2018 at 11:15 am
    Did that guy say Russell Wilson HOFer??

    Based on what?
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    I’m going to go wayyyyy out on a limb and assume he is basing it on the HOF trajectory RW’s career has appeared to be on thus far.

    Just a guess.

  41. motleytrap says:
    July 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    “Cardinals won a couple in Chicago but I haven’t heard their fans referencing them in here.”

    May have been a long time ago but doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    Maybe you’ll understand that in 40 years or so.
    ………………………………
    Lets see here, so you are saying a title in the 20’s given to a team after it was determined the real champion played a high school team and thus nullified their title, giving it to the Chicago Cardinals….who refused to recognize it til almost a decade later when a new owner wanted to add a championship to the teams history? Ok then.

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