Todd Gurley is frustrated. Well Look Who Just Caught Up!

Todd Gurley RB, Los Angeles Rams
Dec 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs the ball in the first half of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley is frustrated.

The Rams running back, who is a central figure to a team that has underperformed this season, now likens the offense to a “middle school offense”.

Uh, yeah.

Nonetheless, the back-slapping and afterglow the players were both feeling AND expressing last week in New England with the news of their coach signing a contract extension, was noticeably cool yesterday. Gurley even went so far as to question his teammates effort.

Even William Hayes weighed in.

This is a team who appears to be cratering. After two weeks on the road where they were as astutely humbled as they were yesterday, the stark reality of fans not showing the love, in what have become rare home games may finally be setting in.

But isn’t there also some unmistakable hypocrisy at work here?

Like this from last week:


QB Rankings: The QB position is as strong as it’s ever been

Winners and Losers:: The playoff picture narrows

Mailbag:: Is it fair to worry about Gronk’s long-term future?

Rams Lose To Falcons: L.A. takes the gas pipe at home, 42-14

Is Gurley Part Of Problem? The RB is part of the issues in Los Angeles

Rams March To Nowhere: How does the Fisher extension help in L.A?

Did Todd Gurley or William Hayes just take note of the schedule, the standings, and the last 3 final scores? Did the lack of offensive production finally dawn on a player who a few weeks ago was fine with leaving the play of this team in “God’s Hands”.

This quote from Gurley in a piece by Alden Gonzalez on ESPN:

“Leave it in God’s hands,” Gurley said. “It is what it is. We lost the game. You’ve got to move on from this and stay together. When times get rough, everybody goes to blame, whether it’s in the locker room, media, whatever it is. We’re on the field together, so we’ve just got to stay together.”

Better late than never, I guess.

With three games left, the horse is kind of out of the barn on this one. The idea that Todd Gurley is just now catching up to the developments of the season doesn’t bode well for a guy who has been stalled on the launch pad since week 1. This is long past an offensive line issue.

Frankly, Gurley hasn’t gotten it all season. Last week’s quotes show a guy who has been content with the ‘Zen of good feelz’ in a season gone south. Yesterday, Todd Gurley, William Hayes, and this organization were embarrassed at home. Those boos weren’t meant just for Jeff Fisher, but for the entire team.

This team has lacked any kind of competitive fire all season long. Todd Gurley especially.

As I’ve written, the problems in Los Angeles run deep. Three games of better play, or even a few wins won’t redeem any goodwill. its all been squandered. Maybe Todd is finally tired of losing. Maybe he and everyone else is done being a punchline.

Add this from Todd via ESPN:

“It is what it is,” Gurley said. “It happened. Stay together. Leave it in God’s hands. Keep working hard.”

How’s that working for you, Todd?

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