The sophomore slump is continuing for Todd Gurley.
He has not rushed for 100 yards in his last nine games, and coaches from across the NFL believe they know why.
They told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman he is constantly facing eight- or nine-man fronts.
That is nothing new for an outstanding running back. Since the game began, teams have been stacking the box to stop running backs. However, the problems goes deeper than that.
Jeff Fisher has been accused of not adapting to the modern game, and apparently it shows in the Rams offense. The coaches told Freeman that Fisher’s offensive philosophy is archaic and Gurley gets carries in too many situations where it is clear before the play even starts he is running the football.
Gurley was considered an outstanding talent coming out of Georgia. He dealt with injuries, including a torn ACL, that caused him to fall to the Rams in the 2015 NFL Draft.
He only started 12 games during his rookie season, but still rushed for more than 1,100 yards and won Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Now he cannot run for 100 yards in a game. Gurley has the potential to be one of the best players in the NFL, but unless some space opens up for him, a special talent, in a great market, could be wasted.