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    433 rushing yards on 68 attempts for a 6.36 average over the last three games, Rams 2-1 in that span.


    It's still early, but the Rams may have found their response to the question posed earlier this year regarding the last time they hit a home run on an offensive draft pick.


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    Just special man. The blocking was average at best and he just continues to find ways to make plays. It's been a while since we've had a playmaker like Todd on our offense (2006 SJ39?). Gurley is an absolute animal and will be an absolute joy to watch for MANY years here on the Rams. Hopefully we can get into the post-season and make his career worth-while and not waste it.

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      I'll admit that I questioned the Gurley pick as a luxury, and the fact that he was coming off major knee surgery. I'm happy to say I have never been more wrong. GREAT pick by Fisher/Snead. They obviously saw what he was capable of, and now we're all seeing it. Gurley is special. He has amazing vision, power, burst, speed, and intelligence. His impact reminds me of Eric Dickerson. If he stays healthy, he's a slam dunk home run.

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      • #4
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        Gurley is our offense. Without him our offense is even worse. Tavon has grown in year three and doing good, but without Gurley, we are nothing. Love that beast!!!

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          Gurley was a beast again today. I had to miss the 4th quarter of today's game and just saw the replay of his second TD run. It's been a while since we've had a back that can do that.

          Another great day behind a line that really didn't do a whole lot for him. He's just so hard to bring down. What's crazy to think about is that he's probably going to be better next year, when he's a year removed from the surgery and the line has more experience. Like Tampa said, he's carrying our offense all by himself.

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          • #6
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            He's alright, I guess.



            Seriously, this kid is special. He's going so fast that he doesn't look like he's moving as fast as he actually is. It's insane.
            Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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            • #7
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              Watching Donald on the D and Gurley on the O just give me a lot of hope for the future....

              And the great thing is that due to Gurley our passing game will probably have an easier time also as everybody will have to stack up to try and stop him. Now we only need to find a way to keep Cook of the field and the I think we have a good chance of going to the PLAYOFFS

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                To expand on the point in my good, bad and ugly post, gurley missed today by 12 yards tying dickerson's record of three consecutive 140 yard games for a rookie (which i predict he will bread by the end of the year). To those of us that have been Rams fans long enough to remember Dickerson's rookie year, let me say that if Gurley was running behind the same offensive line that Dickerson ran behind in his rookie year, he would be good for 200 plus yards a week.

                ramming speed to all

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                  Originally posted by general counsel View Post
                  To those of us that have been Rams fans long enough to remember Dickerson's rookie year, let me say that if Gurley was running behind the same offensive line that Dickerson ran behind in his rookie year, he would be good for 200 plus yards a week.
                  It boggles the mind, doesn't it? The difference between what Gurley is running behind, and what Dickerson ran behind, is night and day. 200 a week might even be selling Gurley short.

                  Is there a better back in the NFL than Gurley?

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                    Re: So, I guess that Gurley kid is pretty good...

                    Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
                    It boggles the mind, doesn't it? The difference between what Gurley is running behind, and what Dickerson ran behind, is night and day. 200 a week might even be selling Gurley short.

                    Is there a better back in the NFL than Gurley?
                    Call me biased, but no. There is NO RB in the league today playing better than Todd Gurley. As our OL gels, get's better, and Gurley is furthered removed from ACL surgery, he is only bound to get better. Scary thought for NFC West teams.

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                      Originally posted by sosa39rams View Post
                      Call me biased, but no. There is NO RB in the league today playing better than Todd Gurley. As our OL gels, get's better, and Gurley is furthered removed from ACL surgery, he is only bound to get better. Scary thought for NFC West teams.
                      Call me biased as well. Like you, I don't think there is any RB in the NFL playing better than Gurley. He is thrilling to watch, a difference maker, and a game changer, and he does all that behind a poor OL. It's exciting to think he and the OL are only going to get better. Probably frightening for the opposition.

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                      • #12
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                        I am very optimistic about this young man....I hope he continues to grow and be productive. So far, early in his career, it is very promising.....

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                        • #13
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                          Hopefully he has put all his troubles behind and will have a career!
                          Carolina Panthers @ Denver Broncos 2/7/2016 CBS 6:30PM EST Santa Clara CA!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by general counsel View Post
                            To expand on the point in my good, bad and ugly post, gurley missed today by 12 yards tying dickerson's record of three consecutive 140 yard games for a rookie (which i predict he will bread by the end of the year). To those of us that have been Rams fans long enough to remember Dickerson's rookie year, let me say that if Gurley was running behind the same offensive line that Dickerson ran behind in his rookie year, he would be good for 200 plus yards a week.

                            ramming speed to all

                            general counsel
                            In fairness to Dickerson, his consecutive 3 game stretch went 192 yds, 199 yds and 142 yds. I think it's a tall order for Gurley to break that record, maybe he could tie it, but his best chance at that was today.

                            Dickerson also had a consecutive 4 game stretch of over 100 yds in his rookie year.

                            I think it's more likely that Gurley could break that record, but another tall order. Dickerson also had a stretch of 7 in 8 consecutive over 100 yds in that rookie year. And 9 in 11 consecutive over 100 yds

                            But yeah, the kid is pretty darn good !!!

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