But there’s no question the Rams are taking a different approach with Todd Gurley this season, focusing on load management. They re-signed Malcolm Brown, matching the offer he got from the Detroit Lions, and drafted Memphis running back Darrell Henderson in the third round. They aren’t piling everything on Gurley’s shoulders.
The story said there is speculation he's dealing with arthritis in the joint of his rebuilt knee. The Rams insist he's fine and Gurley said he "felt good" when asked about his performance. The story said Gurley looked good "in spurts" so it's possible the Rams wanted to ease him into Week 1, but the way things look, this is trending to be more of a committee approach with Brown and Henderson also involved.