In the midst of an awful season, Todd Gurley looks in the mirror
Last year, Rams running back Todd Gurley was the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year. This year, Gurley is one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments.
Far from building on his impressive first season, Gurley has just 679 yards on 211 carries. Among the 24 NFL running backs with at least 120 carries this season, Gurley’s average of 3.2 yards per carry ranks dead last. There are 34 players in the NFL this year with at least two runs of 20 yards or longer, and Gurley is not one of them.
Asked after Sunday’s loss to the Patriots what’s going wrong with the 4-8 Rams, Gurley said he’ll look at himself, as he thinks all of his teammates will do.
“At the end of the day,” Gurley said, “you just have to look at yourself and say, `We’re not doing a good enough job.’”
Gurley still doesn’t have a 100-yard game this season, and he admits that bad week after bad week gets old.
“It’s hard,” Gurley said. “It’s repetitive, over and over every week. It’s crazy.”
A player with Gurley’s talent just has to go off and have a big game at some point. But that point may not be until 2017.