Rams’ Sean McVay Says Todd Gurley Needs More Carries
In case you’re wondering how the Los Angeles Rams will handle Todd Gurley’s role as the season winds down, the plan is to feed him more.
Rams head coach Sean McVay says that Gurley needs more touches.
“Any time we’re running the football like that, I’ve got to do a better job of making sure that he gets enough touches to get into the flow, especially when we’re getting some good movement,” McVay said, via the L.A. Daily News.
“It is a delicate balance. At the end of the day, however you want to cut it, I’ve got to get him going and give him more opportunities, with the way he was running, and have a better feel for the flow of the game. That was something I didn’t think I did very well.”
It can be argued that the Rams have under-utilized Gurley and his recent carries count certainly backs up that argument.
“Going back to the New Orleans game and the last couple weeks, you can definitely look at that,” McVay said of Gurley’s low carry numbers.
“I look at myself and say, you’ve got to make sure you’re cognizant of giving the runs a chance and trying to stay balanced. That’s something I haven’t done. You can’t keep standing up here and saying the same things. You’ve just got to get it fixed.
“That’s something I’ve got to be mindful of, especially when you look at it and, they were the top rushing defense in the league, but our guys were doing a good job of getting some movement and Todd was running really well.”