Rams' Gurley ready for Super role
ATLANTA—Rams running back Todd Gurley had only four carries for 10 yards in the NFC Championship game, sparking concern that he returned before his left knee was fully recovered.
Gurley said Monday at Super Bowl LIII Opening Night he was healthy and ready to do whatever head coach Sean McVay needed.
"I'm going to do whatever I can do to help this team win," Gurley said. "I'm here at the Super Bowl. That's all that matters."
Gurley on Monday continued to take the high road. The 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year starred 90 minutes down the road in Athens, Ga., with the Georgia Bulldogs.
McVay said Monday that Gurley will be "more involved" this week, repeating that he didn't do a good job of getting Gurley comfortable and in the flow of the game against the Saints.
Veteran C.J. Anderson has carved out a major role on the offense since signing as Gurley insurance on Dec. 19. The 5-foot-8 Anderson said he's at 235 pounds, up 10 pounds from his ideal weight.
In any shape, Anderson has been effective.
Anderson ripped off three straight 100-yard games for the Rams and has 39 carries for 167 yards in the playoffs. Gurley has 20 carries for 125 yards.
Gurley led the NFL with 21 touchdowns and 17 rushing scores during the regular season. He notched his third 1,000-yard rushing season in four years since the Rams took him with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.