Upon watching the Los Angeles Rams be stifled by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, losing 13-3, a multitude of questions began to rise.
Why was the LA offense so subdued? What could the Patriots defense be doing that has made them so successful? Is Todd Gurley more injured than we've been led to believe?
Gurley rushed just 10 times for 35 yards, and this was coming off of a bizarre playoff run where he was extremely underused. Rumors about a knee injury had popped up in the weeks leading up to the big game, but there was no confirmation that would lead Rams fans to believe they should worry about their star player.
Now, in minicamp, Gurley is finally addressing the media himself and attempting to suppress the fire that his injury rumors have started.
Gurley is no stranger to knee injuries — he tore his ACL coming out of college and has battled nagging pains ever since. He says that this time it's nothing serious.
"I had bigger problems to worry about coming out of college," he said. "This is small."
Whether you are convinced by his candidness is up for debate, but months of speculation continued to pick up when Gurley missed Organized Team Activities earlier this spring. Veteran players often choose to skip OTAs and get some training on their own time, but any reason to question Gurley's health is going to be picked up and ran with.
Watching his press conference, Gurley seems to think he's fine and will be ready to go by training camp. The question is, do you believe him?