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  1. Angelpats

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    No one was going to run on us that game. Our run d played great. Gurley wasn’t hurt physically. Mentally he might have an issue. The pats were the better team. The people that disagreed are probably upset we won and ruined their game day thread misery.
     

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    I'm not trying to wade into the debate about Gurley. I just thought this info deserved to be added:

    One analyst (I don't remember which) talking about Gurley still having an issue with lateral movement, not straight speed.
     
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    He's hurt, there isn't much else to it. One of Rams' favorite and most effective plays is run HB screens with Gurley and I don't recall the Rams using it even once during the Super Bowl (did they run a screen play at all this Playoffs?). CJA ran pretty well during the Playoffs but it would be dumb to not utilize arguably the best RB in the league for the past two years if he was healthy, and I don't think McVay is dumb enough to make that mistake.
     
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    Jeezus krist the fukking diminishing of the NEP NEVER stops...READ...SAN DIEGO UNION


    Was Rams running back Todd Gurley injured for Super Bowl LIII?

    Much of the world still thinks so after the All-Pro had just 13 total offensive chances, including two passes thrown his direction and one run nullified by penalty, in the biggest game of the season.

    However, I think Gurley was healthy and that the Rams were not being deceitful by removing him from the injury report.

    My thought is his knee inflammation was related to tendonitis, which should not have had a debilitating effect on him in Sunday’s 13-3 loss to the Patriots.

    I am not saying he was 100 percent. After all, almost no one is by the end of the season.

    But Gurley had the most carries (10) of any Rams player, three more than C.J. Anderson. He also had a 13-yard gain called back due to a holding penalty.

    The Rams had just 60 offensive plays, and multiple three-and-outs and third-and-long situations limited their opportunities to get Gurley more involved.

    In-game stats had him as the fastest player on the field at 19.8 miles per hour. Yes, this is straight-line speed, and one could theorize that his cutting ability was hampered. But in my experience, you simply can’t be that fast and be injured.

    For example, an MCL sprain such as what Chargers running back Melvin Gordon dealt with late this season, is primarily responsible for stability in cutting but also affects your speed. We saw that with Gordon in the Chargers’ playoff loss to the Patriots.

    After resting in weeks 16 and 17 and in the bye week to start the playoffs, Gurley had 16 carries for 115 yards (7.2-yard average) and a touchdown in the Rams’ playoff victory over the Cowboys. That is not the production of an injured player.

    While he struggled in the NFC Championship game against the Saints, Gurley emphatically stated he was fine before and after the game.

    Why would he do this? If the theory was to hide injury from the Patriots, then why continue to say it after the Super Bowl? Maintaining this position hurts his profile. The only reason to continue now is to be honest.

    The Rams have been relatively forthcoming regarding injuries under head coach Sean McVay. “Coachspeak” is commonplace, but McVay in his two seasons has been among the league leaders in telling it like it is. He has said Gurley was healthy.

    Is there another secret reason Gurley wasn’t used more? We really can’t know, though we often find out down in due time.

    But with the available information and evidence, it seems he was more limited by scheme and circumstances than by injury.


    Rams' Todd Gurley seemed underutilized, not unhealthy

    Now YOU come up with a definitive link to back YOUR position or stop crying.
     
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    You can’t be that fast and injured...exactly what I was thinking when you initially posted his speed from the game. Lateral movement? I think every player in the league is beaten up pretty badly by the Super Bowl. If you can run 20 MPH, you’re good to go.

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    We've all seen players who can still run with straight line speed but are hampered when cutting. Anyone claiming it can't be done, or they haven't seen it, is either lying or just not thinking their position through. It is, in fact, one of the talked about stages of recovery after some knee operations.

    Was that the case here? I don't pretend to know. I just noted that an analyst had made the claim. But to state that it doesn't happen is to state nonsense.
     

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