C.J. Anderson found himself in some hot water this week after discussing Todd Gurley’s injury from the end of the regular season and playoffs.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Rams found themselves in a bit of a situation when C.J. Anderson made some comments during an interview on FS1 in regards to Todd Gurley, and how the Pro Bowler’s injury was worse than expected.
Now, Anderson is using social media to clarify what he meant during the interview since according to him, all he was doing was properly responding to a question.
To refresh the football fans that are unaware what exactly was going on, Anderson took part in an interview on FS1 this week, and made comments in regards to Gurley’s knee being worse than expected, which seemed pretty clear towards the end of the playoffs.
However, Anderson felt the need to take to social media on Friday to clarify exactly what he meant by the comments since the veteran running back has been taking plenty of heat over the last couple of days since it seemed to make things much worse for Gurley.
Reading these responses by Anderson, it actually makes sense to hear the running back say that Gurley’s injury seemed worse when he arrived in Week 16, mainly because that did in fact appear to be the case.
Keep in mind that when Anderson signed with Los Angeles towards the end of the regular season, this was basically a move best described as an insurance policy since Gurley’s knee injury only appeared minor, and the team had a favorable remaining schedule.
In other words, with the Rams feeling confident enough in Anderson being able to handle the responsibilities against weaker teams in the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, this played a role in their decision to rest Gurley since they could afford to.
Of course, just because Anderson has clarified his comments to take some of the heat off his back doesn’t necessarily mean all is forgiven by Rams fans in regards to Gurley since they still don’t seem to have any sort of answers that make sense.
No matter how much Sean McVay tries to defend the fact that Gurley was completely fine, it doesn’t help that he only received 14 combined carries in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl.
Any running back on his level of play should easily be able to handle 20-30 carries alone in a meaningful game like the Super Bowl. So while Anderson may be off the hook from his previous comments, this doesn’t take away from the mystery that continues to surround Gurley.