NFL Preseason Week 2: Three areas Los Angeles Rams can improve

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3. Todd Gurley

Running back Todd Gurley has a lot of people talking about him despite something of a ghost like appearance on Saturday night. He seemed there, but not really. In his presser, head coach Sean McVay has made it clear that his ‘would be’ star running back and former Offensive Rookie Of The Year will get a bigger workload during this preseason. This flies in the face of the Rams decision to sit Gurley for all four exhibitions last year.

Against Dallas, he rushed a grand total of four times for two net yards. If fans were looking for a glimpse of the old form, they didn’t see it. If fans were looking for an indication that Gurley had righted the ship, they didn’t see that either.

McVay may be at the realization that his running back needs to get all the engines firing before getting to the regular season. The decision to get him on the field with an increased presence will serve both Gurley and Los Angeles well.

Gurley is at a pivotal point in year three. McVay won’t get a better a chance to correct that 2016 decision than he will this season. Playing him more will help a player who needs to get it right.

That will benefit both of them.