Rams will try one last time to let Todd Gurley run wild (or for 100 yards at least)
By Gary Klein
Todd Gurley has been waiting … and waiting … and waiting.
Likewise Rams coaches, players and fans.
Gurley, the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year in 2015, has failed to break free for a single outstanding performance in a season that ends Sunday at the Coliseum against the Arizona Cardinals.
A year after rushing for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games, Gurley has run for only 845 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games.
“I’ve been waiting for that one game every game,” Gurley said Friday, adding, “If we could make something happen this weekend, it would definitely be a good feeling.”
The matchup against Arizona (6-8-1) is Gurley’s final opportunity to show the form that made him one of the NFL’s fastest-rising stars going into the season.
He has rarely flashed it against defensive schemes designed almost solely to stop Gurley and force the Rams’ worst-in-the-NFL offense to beat opponents with passes.
Interim coach John Fassel will take satisfaction if Gurley can produce his best game in the finale.
“It would be great,” Fassel said. “I’d imagine from Todd’s perspective, it would almost be like a big sigh of relief.”
It’s mostly been groans of frustration and anger for Gurley as the Rams (4-11) lost 10 of their last 11 games.
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