Ep. 2019:25 – Did the Rams make a mistake extending RB Todd Gurley?
Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart analyze the news surrounding the Los Angeles in the last week. They discuss Todd Gurley’s knee, Sean McVay’s Super Bowl comments, and some early discussions about pending free agents.
First, Derek and Mike discuss the report from the Athletic Boston’s Jeff Howe. The Patriots beat reporter noted that Gurley has arthritis in his knee, according to a source.
The guys question what the Rams really knew about Gurley’s knee and when they knee it. Do the concerns surrounding Gurley’s knee resurrect the long-held belief that teams should be careful paying their star running backs significant guaranteed money?
They kick off the second segment looking at Sean McVay and Les Snead’s comments at the 2019 NFL Combine. The guys discuss McVay’s admission that he should have had a better contingency plan for the Super Bowl. Does the young head coach deserve criticism for his lack of preparation, or it it part of his learning curve?
Finally, Derek and Mike analyze the developments surrounding the Rams’ pending free agents in the final segment. Several reports came out during the week hinting that the Rams are going to let their four top free agents test free agency. Ndamukong Suh, Rodger Saffold, Dante Fowler Jr. and Lamarcus Joyner will all hit the market. Is this a surprise? Who can we expect back with the salary cap a little lower than we originally thought at $188.2? The team figures it out in this episode of Rams Talk Radio.
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