Data Scout Notes: 2014: 11-15-14 - Knee INJ, Out for 2014/DS #1 Jr RB, #11/1000 Overall, Projected Round 1 in 2015 NFL Draft...10-29-14 - Suspended 4 Games by NCAA/Improper benefits...PWCamp/PMaxwell/PDoak...#07/20Feldman2014FreakList/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang/P1stM...2013: NAC/2ndM...P1stC/P1stM/PWCamp/PDoak/PMaxwell/TSX-PTW...2012: 2ndC/1stM/ARTC
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09/22/17 - RB Todd Gurley II scored three touchdowns in Thursday's 41-39 road victory over San Francisco. Gurley rushed for 113 yards and two scores on 28 carries, and caught five passes for 36 yards and a TD. "We haven't been able to put up points like that since Marshall (Faulk) and them left," Gurley said. "It was a gritty win, but we'll take it. It definitely feels good. Just happy for Goff to be able to go out there and sling it, especially after the tough year he had last year." Gurley had gone 20 consecutive games without rushing for at least 100 yards before Thursday. It was his first 100-yard rushing game since Dec. 13, 2015, when he carried 16 times for 140 yards in a 21-14 win against the Detroit Lions. "It's been awhile," Gurley said. "We'll take that. The offensive line did a great job. I'm just happy right now." Gurley has six touchdowns this season -- four rushing.
09/18/17 - RB Todd Gurley ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, for an average of 5.5 yards a carry. Gurley also had 48 receiving yards on three catches, including a touchdown.
"I thought he did a nice job," said coach Sean McVay of Gurley. "He got some plays out on the perimeter where it was some tight, inside-zone type plays and then he bounced it out and was able to create."
08/21/17 - RB Todd Gurley averaged 4.8 yards on eight carries Saturday against the Raiders, and while the numbers weren't huge, the impact was significant. By getting Gurley established, it helped second-year quarterback Jared Goff makes plays off play-action. When the Rams running game is effective, it helps set up everything else.
"Yeah, a lot of it," said Rams head coach Sean McVay. "Anytime that we're able to stay balanced. I think it was (running back) Todd (Gurley), I think it was the linemen doing a good job. The tight ends competed well in-line. We had receivers on the perimeter that were contributing. Jared did a nice job of making sure that the runs we were running were versus the looks that we had discussed and wanted to be able to run against. I think it was all 11 (players) and then when you're able to have your starting running back almost average five yards a carry, that means you're out of those bad third downs, it's why you're able to go six-for-eight in the first half on third down.
"So, it all ties together, but it all goes back to being efficient and being efficient where you have your run-pass balance options up and your second downs and third downs, if available. It allows you to present a lot more to the defense and it regulates some of the looks that you're able to see. I thought it was a great job by the offense, staying in those positive situations to be able to do that."
05/22/17 - RB Todd Gurley is looking to put the sophomore slump in 2016 behind him. Gurley rushed for 1,106 yards as a rookie but tailed off to 885 yards last year. "Obviously, just want to be able to not have the season we had last year," Gurley said. "Like I said, I just work hard every day and then just come with the mindset of just trying to get better at one little thing each day." He is hoping a new head coach and offensive system gets him untracked. "Obviously, this is a new system and just the big thing -- even though we coached it a little bit last year -- but just a lot more detail," Gurley said. "'We, not me,' just putting the team first. I felt like we did that in the past. Like I said, this coach, he's harped on attention to detail and being situational masters."
11/21/16 - RB Todd Gurley had a 24-yard scoring run Sunday, his longest of the season. Gurley finished with 20 carries for 76 yards vs. Miami.