Todd Gurley Declined An Exit Interview With The Media, Which Seems Like A Short-Term Fix For A Long-Term Headache
There was exactly one way to add even more attention and intrigue to the Todd Gurley situation. Even that seems crazy to say, as an MVP candidate who - due to no public acknowledge of the contrary - was presumed to be healthy, touched the ball all of eleven times in a low-scoring Super Bowl whose outcome could have been flipped by so much as one game-breaking catch or carry. The Rams scored three points. THREE. Exactly thirty less than their season average. THIRTY. Regardless of Bill Belichick's genius, it really shouldn't be possible to make the underwhelming usage of a physically dominant freak who was said offense's lynchpin all season a bigger storyline with how inept it was during the biggest game of it. Yet, the player that apparently didn't want to talk about it managed to do just that.
Again, considering the suspiciousness of a situation in which mum has remained the word from all involved parties, the light interrogation he avoided facing wasn't about to be easy. That said, the longer his silence continues, the harder it's going to be to explain it. The less questions answered about his diminished role throughout the playoffs, the more that arise. His refusal to scratch the media's initial itch is only going to lead to them coming after him fiending for a fix like crackheads going through withdrawals.
Personally, no matter what speed he might have been clocked at, I can't see anyway in which his health wasn't a huge factor in being given a half-ass workload from a coach that's been lauded as an offensive mastermind. I don't know that to be the case, but - as happened with Malcolm Butler's SB benching - postponing the truth is only creating more false narratives that need to be debunked by the person who has dodged more disclosure than he did tackles in the biggest game of his otherwise illustrious career.