It couldn’t have gotten much worse for Todd Gurley and the 32nd-ranked Los Angeles Rams offense in 2016, but under new head coach Sean McVay, the first-round running back is expecting major improvements in 2017.
After averaging just over 55 yards per game last season, the 22-year-old was asked if the Rams will run a more “Gurley-friendly” offense under McVay.
“I hope so,” Gurley told SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to NFL.com’s Jeremy Burgman. “Yeah, Coach. Tell Coach we want it Todd-friendly.”
Gurley was reportedly used all over the field as part of McVay’s offensive installation in minicamp.
The second-year running back was far from the only young Ram to struggle in 2016, as rookie Jared Goff had a disappointing performance, but Gurley says his quarterback has showed signs of improvement.
“Oh, he’s been getting better. Obviously, he didn’t go No. 1 for no reason. He has the talent, and he’s just been getting better,” Gurley said. “He definitely had a great OTAs, great minicamp. Coaches have been doing a good job with him.
“Just his preparation, him being there all day, he’s been great so far, man, so I’m definitely looking forward to it.”
The Rams have had the worst offense in the league for the past two seasons, but with the addition of McVay, who coordinated 2016’s third-best offense with the Washington Redskins, they feel confident improvements are upcoming.
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