Todd Gurley doesn’t seem in a rush to talk to Sean McVay

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The Rams want to talk to Todd Gurley at some point this offseason, about his increasing pay and decreasing production.

But from Gurley’s standpoint, there’s not a lot to say.

The Rams running back told Rich Hammond of TheAthletic.com that he wasn’t sure what the point of such a conversation with coach Sean McVay would be.

“It just depends on what the conversation is about,” Gurley said. “I’m more of a guy where, if there ain’t nothing to talk about, then there ain’t nothing to talk about. But if we’ve got something to talk about, then we can talk. That’s kind of my perspective. Coach got my number. Coach got my number.”

Asked if he had anything on his mind he might want to discuss, Gurley replied: “Oh, like I need to get some stuff off my chest?”

“Nah, nah, nah. I’m not that type of person,” he said. “I’ve always been able to — I mean, everyone needs to talk to someone, but I’ve always done a pretty good job with that. I know what I’m capable of in football. I know the stuff where I can get better. And that’s just being a part of football. Some years are going to be better than others. Some years are not. That’s just a part of the game. You’ve got to learn how to deal with stuff, and then just keep your head up and keep fighting.

“Like we said, football is a business, so anything can happen, but you’ve got to understand it as a player and not take it personally. You take it personally to a certain extent, but you also be grateful for whatever opportunity you’ve got. I know it sounds cliche, but you literally just control what you can control. As long as my teammates know who I am as a person and stuff like that, I don’t really care about what other people think. The ones that know, know. All that stuff sounds cliche, but that’s kind of how it is.”

Gurley ran for just 857 yards last year, amid concerns about his physical decline because of knee problems.

With a $10.5 million of his compensation becoming guaranteed on March 20, the Rams might naturally have more urgency to chat, and a pay cut seems like a natural thought they’d have. And apparently, if they want to discuss it with Gurley, all they have to do is call.

9 responses to “Todd Gurley doesn’t seem in a rush to talk to Sean McVay

  1. Gurley is a shell of what he used to be. Whether by injury or whatever else, he is just slow and ineffective at this point.

    RBs are not a commodity anymore….he will be out of the league in 2 years. Not saying that to be a jerk, but that is the NFL today.

  2. Time for the Rams to cut bait and take the loss. He is done, RB shelf life is short. He was rewarded for past production.

  3. How do you force someone into a pay cut if they’ve signed a contract? Not sarcastic at all I’m really just curious…

  4. theguiceisright says:
    March 9, 2020 at 3:16 pm
    How do you force someone into a pay cut if they’ve signed a contract? Not sarcastic at all I’m really just curious…
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    By letting them know that they will be cut at their current salary.

  5. Feel bad for the guy. Such a talent but it just seems his body is broken down already.

  6. jackedupboonie says:

    March 9, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Rams have Aaron Donald….that’s it.
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    Jalen Ramsey too, for better or for worse.

  7. So he’s avoiding him because he knows he’s gonna get the “pay cut or else” talk. He knows it’s coming, Mcvay has done a great job trying to hide Gurley’s decline by propping up his anemic yardage with short yardage tds. The question is how deep is this cut going to be and can he get back his money with incentives? Gurley can say no but he knows that no other team is gonna take a chance in him with the salary he’s making now. It stinks because he was one of the true feature backs in the league who did deserve the money. Not all rbs are a dime a dozen and I think that’s lazy logic to not pay truly great rb talent like Gurley pre injury.

  8. Gurley man is like all fans, he hates the new logo Dumboff and his crew of marketers created
    for the LA Rams. Its like a combination of a spirograph and the XFL.

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