The Rams started a training camp on Saturday. After Todd Gurley had completed no team exercises in the off-season, he participated. After training, he had a request for reporters who had asked Gurley, coach Sean McVay and even quarterback Jared Goff for Gurley's knee.
"You must stop putting that bad energy in my knee, man," Gurley said. "Just let it be."
They will not and should not be because the knee was a problem in 2018. Given several reports of an arthritic component, it will most likely be a problem for the future.
"It's good," Gurley said over the knee after the first workout. "Just do what I do out here. Obviously, I will recover afterwards and just prepare for the next day. "
So is he anxious to show everyone that the knee is alright?
"I'm not anxious to do this," Gurley said. "I do not have to prove anything to anybody, I've been doing it for years, so it's the same every year."
But it really is not, because last year was the first year the torn ACL of 2014 was Gurley's and Availability seemed to affect significantly. Despite asking to end the "bad energy" on his knee, Gurley said he was not frustrated by the constant reports about it.
"I do not entertain things," he said. "When you talk about things you start letting things go to, you start being emotional, and it's the internet, right? How seriously can you take the internet, I mean, for some people it's their job. I mean, let them do their job, you do your job, my job is to play football, their job is to write and report, so I do not take it anyway, I have no idea, you have a story It's the off-season, so that's what it is. "
The days of dismissive reference to" internet reports "probably ended when the Internet became the main source of all sports-related news and analysis if such things do not appear on the Internet, where would they come from?
It's the "Internet" that brought items like Gurley's coaches who confirm that there's an "arthritic component" in the knee, and it's the Internet , the providing the platform for Jay Glazer, who like everyone else is plugged in to NFL, to explain that the knee is indeed "a problem". And it was McVay who recognized the knee – which, according to Ram's radio analyst Maurice Jones-Drew, has harassed Gurley throughout the year – has "weariness."
So yes, it was 2018 a problem will be another issue in 2019. But it's no surprise that he prefers not to do it, because what's in it? He just has to do what needs to be done every day to make maximum efforts on match days. And if the knee ever hinders him, Gurley and the Rams have to deal with it.