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  • Todd Gurley's Wish for the Season

    By Dan Carson – FOX Sports
    Sep 6, 2016 at 10:52a ET

    Todd Gurley is arguably the most tantalizing fantasy quantity of 2016.

    After flashing brilliance and steamrolling his way to Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, the St. Louis Rams' second-year back enters the coming season with high expectations for a breakout year.

    But the fantasy owner fever dream where the Rams force-feed the ball to their 22-year-old star like foie gras doesn't appear to be on the table, according to Gurley.
    In a feature published Tuesday by Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei, Gurley revealed that he would like to keep his rushes between 20 and 25 takes per game and will be increasing his role in the Rams' passing attack.

    "It's cool getting more involved in the passing game," Gurley said. "Better than having 11 guys coming straight at you when you are running the ball. You get to at least avoid a couple hits."
    Rams offensive coordinator says Gurley is transitioning naturally into his increased role.
    "He didn't do it a lot in college, but he's a natural catcher," Boras said. "He's learning a lot about protection."

    "Nobody wants to carry the ball 30 times a game," Gurley said. "It's not the 1980s no more."

    Indeed, it is no longer the '80s. And while they share similar frames, Gurley isn't Eric Dickerson. He's still gaining confidence from an ACL tear that wiped out the back end of his final year at Georgia in 2014, and maintains that this year will be special because he's finally stopped worrying about his injury.

    "I feel I can play a lot better than I did this year when I can focus on football and not worry about my knee swelling up," Gurley said. "Last year, I was focused more on my knee."
    Now, Gurley isn't focused on swelling so much as building.

    "I used to hate doing legs until I messed my knee up," Gurley said. "Now I know I need to do legs. Everybody says they hate leg day. That's my day."

    “Leg day—the vegetables of lifting.”
    "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

    Jack Youngblood

  • #2
    I thought Gurley was smaller?

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    • #3
      Not sure if the legendary ground and pound guru, running back whisperer Jeff Fisher wants to hear his golden child say he wants LESS carries. Looks like we're trading him in and drafting Leonard Fournette next year.

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      • #4
        Am I the only one that prefers leg day? lol

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