Rams HC Sean McVay had full confidence in C.J. Anderson
While Todd Gurley is always going to be the face of the Los Angeles Rams’ ground attack, it can’t be denied that C.J. Anderson has been huge for Sean McVay’s team since being acquired by it last December.
In fact, Anderson has been the Rams’ rushing leader in each of their last three games, a stretch that includes their 30-22 home win against the Dallas Cowboys in a divisional round meeting on Saturday.
Following the victory over Dallas, McVay offered some tasty words in praising the veteran running back, who went from being a football vagabond this season into a seemingly crucial piece for a Super Bowl favorite squad.
“He’s a guy that’s played in big-time games,” coach Sean McVay told reporters after Anderson completed his third 100-yard rushing performance in three games with the Rams. “You know that no moment is too big for him. This is a guy that’s had a big-time role and a Super Bowl champion team. He’s just got a great feel for the game. I think he did a great job again tonight. Was really just impressed with him from the jump –- the way that he was able to come in, I guess it would be about a month ago now, and how quickly he was able to pick things up. Really smart, cerebral player and does a great job putting his pads down, finishing falling forward.”
Against the Cowboys, Anderson burned rubber for 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. With Anderson in tow, the Rams now have a dynamic duo in the backfield. Gurley, who’s the top option in the team’s run game, chipped in 115 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys game.
Anderson can look forward to adding to his growing legend in Los Angeles next week, when the Rams take on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.