Todd Gurley is in just his second year in the NFL but he’s not afraid to call out his teammates.
The Rams running back spoke to the media Sunday after the Atlanta Falcons demolished Los Angeles 42-14, and needless to say, he didn’t have many positive conclusions about the game. But most of his criticism centered around the Rams’ offense, which Gurley doesn’t think is showing up to play every game.
“I don’t,” Gurley said, per ESPN.com. “I really don’t. We’re just going through the motions. It looks like everybody’s just playing to get through.”
Gurley isn’t exactly wrong, as Los Angeles ranks dead last in total offense with just 286.2 yards per game and averages a league-worst 14.9 points per game. But the 22-year-old running back went so far as to say the offense looks like a bunch of 13-year-olds.
“We looked like a middle school offense out there,” Gurley said. “I mean, I’m going to be quiet. My mom said if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t even say it. I’m just going to leave it as that.”
Gurley likely is frustrated with his own season, too, as the 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year is averaging just 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 56.9 yards per game, despite seeing 17.5 attempts per game. That’s not entirely his fault, either, as the 4-9 Rams’ offensive line is one of the worst in the league, too.
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