Despite his pregame protestations to St. Louis Rams head athletic trainer Reggie Scott, running back Todd Gurley finished Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers still wondering what he can do when he's at full speed.
That's because Scott refused to allow Gurley to play against the Packers without the brace that protects his surgically repaired left knee.
"I had the brace on today," Gurley said. "Reggie, man. I just listen to what they say."
No matter, Gurley followed up last week's breakthrough with the type of workhorse performance that removed any remaining doubt about who the focal point of the Rams offense is. Just three games and two starts into his NFL career, the answer is Gurley.
On a day when offense was again mostly hard to come by, it was Gurley who gave the Rams hope. He carried 30 times for 159 yards, both career highs in his small three-game sample. All preseason and camp a lot of beat writers thought we may not see Gurley's full potential this season, but once he broke out it was going to be tough to keep him off the field, and now in fantasy lineups.