Rams coach McVay on Gurley: I've got to get him more opportunities
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay is planning to give Todd Gurley more touches against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
The star running back received just four carries and totalled 10 yards on the ground in the Rams' 26-23 overtime win over the Saints in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday.
McVay said Gurley's playing time was not limited because of an injury.
"I for sure should've done a better job of getting Todd more involved," McVay told reporters. "Todd's healthy. He's feeling good … I've got to get him more opportunities."
Gurley said after the game he was "sorry" he did not make more of an impact.
"The whole team did its thing," Gurley said, via NFL.com. "Everybody kept me up during the game. That's why it's a team sport. This is the greatest team sport in America. It takes everybody, everybody on the team and that's what we did."
McVay said Gurley will be on the field more against New England on February 3.
"He didn't have a lot of opportunities to play much better," McVay said. "I think that's where I've got ownership in that as well and the great thing about it is he'll get a chance to make a big-time contribution and have a big-time role in our game against the Patriots."
C.J. Anderson, Gurley's backup, tallied a game-high 16 carries and 44 rushing yards in the victory over the Saints.
Gurley finished 2018 with 1,251 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. He missed the last two games of the regular season because of a knee injury.