Todd Gurley entered the bye week coming off a pair of dazzling performances. And the St. Louis Rams know the best is yet to come from their prized rookie running back.
"It's kind of where our expectations were," Rams coach Jeff Fisher told reporters in the wake of watching Gurley rush for a combined 305 yards in only his second and third NFL games. "Just wait until he's 100 percent."
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The No. 10 overall pick in this year's draft, Gurley opened some eyes when he rumbled for 144 of his 146 yards in the second half of a Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He followed that up with a 159-yard effort in a 24-10 loss at Green Bay the following week.
Fisher did not offer an estimation on how far along Gurley in his recovery from a torn ACL, which he sustained at Georgia last November. St. Louis held Gurley out of the first two games as a precautionary measure but the expectations are obviously high as the knee progresses.
"The ACL, I mean you look around the league and look over different players, it takes more than just a year to come back," Fisher said. "Todd's a year out, that's why I say he's not 100 percent. He's going to continue to get better."