N/S Todd Gurley Play Hampered In Playoffs By Injury Last Season (1 Viewer)

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We all knew this but the Rams kept denying it. Does that mean that the Rams can face sanctions?


“[Gurley] was really more hurt than what we thought,” Anderson said on FS1’s “Undisputed” on Tuesday. “The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself.”

Anderson said while Gurley never disclosed to him the injury, he believed it to be a sprained knee.

“Obviously, it’s the same knee injury he’s had before in his career,” Anderson said. “Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee [injury], you always have a knee [injury]. So it aggravates, and he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year — obviously, him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case.”

It’s not the same account that Rams coach Sean McVay gave after the 13-3 Super Bowl loss, in which Gurley rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries.

“Todd is healthy,” McVay said. “We just didn’t really get a chance to get anybody going offensively and that starts with me.”
 

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They should be disciplined but probably won't since it was last season. Honestly though, misrepresenting the health of your offense's best player in the playoffs and Super Bowl should be an even larger offense than doing the same thing in the regular season.

They were lying about his injury all year and everyone with eyes knew it. If the Saints or some other team not named the LA Rams lied to the league office week after week and throughout the playoffs, do you think shrugs would be the response from the league office? Just more evidence the league wanted to up the profile and excitement around the LA Rams since they have a floundering fanbase that doesn't prioritize football like home teams around the rest of the country. They NEED the Rams to have a national fanbase.
 

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They should be disciplined but probably won't since it was last season. Honestly though, misrepresenting the health of your offense's best player in the playoffs and Super Bowl should be an even larger offense than doing the same thing in the regular season.

They were lying about his injury all year and everyone with eyes knew it. If the Saints or some other team not named the LA Rams lied to the league office week after week and throughout the playoffs, do you think shrugs would be the response from the league office? Just more evidence the league wanted to up the profile and excitement around the LA Rams since they have a floundering fanbase that doesn't prioritize football like home teams around the rest of the country. They NEED the Rams to have a national fanbase.
That incredible performance they put on in the Superbowl definitely helped increase their fanbase.
 

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They should be disciplined but probably won't since it was last season.
I mean, we were punished for something they alleged happen 3 years prior.

And this Gurley knee injury is still more injuries than the alleged "bounties" caused.

But agreed, they won't be sanctioned even though what they did was actually insidious in regards to "player safety"... which we all know is the League's top priority.

:theclown:
 

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We all knew this but the Rams kept denying it. Does that mean that the Rams can face sanctions?

Define sanctions. The penalty for lying on the injury report is a $20K fine to the team. $20K to gain a competitive advantage is a pittance in a billion dollar league.
 

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So ?? We had injuries and we were hampered by the officials in the playoffs .


is this an excuse to make up for the Rams failures?
 

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