2. Gurley only saw 12 carries
Back in the offseason, the Rams made it clear early on they would be taking a different approach with Todd Gurley in the backfield to avoid another difficult situation like last winter, but no one expected things to be like this.
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Once again, Gurley’s lack of carries in the loss to the Steelers are a popular topic of discussion after the running back only received 12 carries for a total of 73 yards.
With this kind of production, it would seem like an easy decision to give Gurley more carries on Sunday, especially since Los Angeles in general was struggling big time on offense.
For a running back with a history of being a workhorse in the backfield, it’s been shocking to see Gurley be held to less than 20 carries in every game played in, which makes it pretty clear that something is going on.
Part of the reason why the Rams were such a dangerous offense during the previous two seasons leading up to 2019 was due to Gurley making a strong case for being the top running back in the league.
But even after earning some extra time off during the bye, if Gurley can’t handle more than 12 carries in an important game like the one against the Steelers, how are the Rams supposed to feel confident in their offense?