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Why Gurley will succeed with this team

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Full disclosure...I am not a dawgs fan.  I am a tech fan.

Let’s get to it.  Gurley will thrive here because:

1.  Probably the most important reason.  This team has monitored Julio and his nagging injuries for quite some time now.  They have done so well in making sure that he stays as healthy as possible.  Julio has missed less time over the past couple of years than he did when he was a pup on this team.  I will credit the FO for that (although our other players seem to get injured like nobody’s business).  They will undoubtedly treat Gurley like Julio so that he is able to give us the goods during the season.

2.  Opposing teams cannot load the box.  Julio commands, at minimum, a double team.  The rams did well with misdirection to allow Gurley to find lanes, but they didn’t have a Julio Jones. I believe more lanes will be open for Gurley because of this.

3.  Gurley is a receiving option.  If all else fails and Koetter does his stupid Koetter bs (abandoning the run), then at least Gurley will be a viable option.

4.  Gurley did not seem to get as many reps last year as he did previous years.  At one point McVay had Goff passing 50+ times a game.  Less wear and tear could only be good for his knee.

5.  At the end of the day the guy is a football player.  He hasn’t forgotten how to play football, and contrary to popular belief, his body isn’t totally mush yet.  With proper spelling and maintenance I believe this signing will pay dividends for us.  

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I think just simply being in a place where he is wanted and loved will just give him a boost of confidence to play well. I'm sure LA loved him, but UGA adored him, and majority of the fan base are UGA fans. So just having the emotions of coming back "home" would give an energy this team needs. The Brotherhood could be reestablished again. 

That's all before Accounting for his ability to still produce. Maybe not at an elite level, but close to it. Having a Julio takes a lot of focus off of him. Ridley is another guy you can't just sleep on, and Hurst just seems hungry and full of untapped potential. 

This team just needs someone to step up at LG and solidify the OL.

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No running back will succeed with dirk koetter as the offensive coordinator. His running game schemes are crap. I still don’t know why we didnt promote the guy (lefluer)  that is now the head coach of the packers when Shanahan left. 

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14 minutes ago, texasfalconfan said:

No running back will succeed with dirk koetter as the offensive coordinator. His running game schemes are crap. I still don’t know why we didnt promote the guy (lefluer)  that is now the head coach of the packers when Shanahan left. 

So you don't know who fred taylor, mjd or Doug Martin are huh shid not even jacquizz Rodgers 

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Just the attention that Julio and Ridley command and add to that a speedy TE in Hurst to spread the LB core will greatly open things up for Gurley in the run and passing game. As long as the falcons are smart with his workload, he will thrive in this scenario 

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The biggest concern isn’t scheming him good plays, it’s him being durable enough to last 16 games and the playoffs. In the Rams SB run, his workload decreased greatly after the the cowboys game even with a bye. 

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34 minutes ago, 5stripes said:

The biggest concern isn’t scheming him good plays, it’s him being durable enough to last 16 games and the playoffs. In the Rams SB run, his workload decreased greatly after the the cowboys game even with a bye. 

But last year he was durable..

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I like their points. All three made good points and picked some of the best moves I have seen. My two picks for best moves were Gurley and Sanders. The Gurley knee thing has been so overplayed by the media. I can guarantee that almost every elite player in the NFL is dealing with a long term nagging injury. Every off season guys are having some sort of surgery to repair something. It is a brutal sport.

Sanders is a great pickup for the Saints. Very underrated player. The Saints have been one Thomas injury away from having the worst receiving core in football. The other Saints receivers have been pretty bad over the last few years.

I know people will criticize me, but I think Vic can have a good year if used correctly. You can't expect him to set the edge in the run game and be successful. You can use him on passing downs as a rush specialist or someone who spies against running QB's.

 

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1 hour ago, GATXBOI said:

But last year he was durable..

And 700 yards less productive than the prior year while playing 5% less snaps. Yards per rush and per reception also decreased. He didn’t have a single game over 100 yards rushing

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23 minutes ago, 5stripes said:

And 700 yards less productive than the prior year while playing 5% less snaps. Yards per rush and per reception also decreased. He didn’t have a single game over 100 yards rushing

I watched every game of the rams on gamepass and coming out the gate Goff wasn't looking at gurley in the passing game countless times. First game first series against the Panthers 8 straight passes. Plus unlike prior years this past season the rams used 3 running backs.

Gurley Brown and Henderson

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3 minutes ago, GATXBOI said:

I watched every game of the rams on gamepass and coming out the gate Goff wasn't looking at gurley in the passing games countless times. Plus unlike prior years this past season the rams used 3 running backs.

Henderson barely played. Gurley went from 75% of the snaps to 70% and his production fell across the board with 700 less total yards. He was clearly effected by his lingering injury. 

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1 minute ago, 5stripes said:

Henderson barely played. Gurley went from 75% of the snaps to 70% and his production fell across the board with 700 less total yards. He was clearly effected by his lingering injury. 

Watch game pass all 16 games and you will say a different story don't stat check me I watched film and film don't lie

 

Next you might say we should have keep Freeman brah stop

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1 hour ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

How many games did he miss last year?

Honestly, since making his debut in Week 4 of his rookie year, Gurley has missed 4 games in 5 years.  

It's not a "miss game" type of injury.  Terrell Davis got a lot of hate here because people looking at it through rose colored glasses but he was right.  Some days he will have the burst, some days he won't.  The people acting like it's not an issue luckily have never had to deal with arthritic anything otherwise they wouldn't be claiming it's being overstated.

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Just now, GATXBOI said:

Watch game pass all 16 games and you will say a different story don't start check me I watched film and film don't lie

I watch every rams game. Gurley has been my franchised fantasy back since his rookie year, I’m forced to pay attention to him lol

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3 minutes ago, 5stripes said:

I watch every rams game. Gurley has been my franchised fantasy back since his rookie year, I’m forced to pay attention to him lol

So your bashing him because of fantasy and not the rams offense

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8 minutes ago, athell said:

It's not a "miss game" type of injury.  Terrell Davis got a lot of hate here because people looking at it through rose colored glasses but he was right.  Some days he will have the burst, some days he won't.  The people acting like it's not an issue luckily have never had to deal with arthritic anything otherwise they wouldn't be claiming it's being overstated.

No two injuries are the same.  People heal differently.  There is no evidence to suggest Gurley will miss games or be incapable of a 1,200 yard season.  It’s all projection and guess work.

At some point that prediction will become true. But I don’t see it happening in the next year or two

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5 minutes ago, GATXBOI said:

So your bashing him because of fantasy and not the rams offense

I’m not bashing him. I’m stating that his production dropped and being realistic about it. Of course I want him to do well but he was off last year. I can’t pretend he wasn’t to make someone else feel better sorry. 

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