A 2020 NFL Training Camp tour by SiriusXM radio is making its rounds to each of the 32 camps and recently turned its attention to the Atlanta Falcons. As the 2020 NFL season nears, radio hosts Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt had a quick chat with one of the newest additions to the Falcons this offseason, running back Todd Gurley.
A variety of questions were posed to Gurley, who is enjoying his first training camp with the Falcons after signing a one-year contract in the offseason following his release from the Los Angeles Rams.
“I like the offense over here,” Gurley said on SiriusXM when asked about his thoughts on the Falcons offensive scheme, “Obviously they do a lot of everything over here. [Shot]gun runs, zone schemes, outside zones, stretch, inside zones, power. I’m very excited to be in this offense because it’s definitely different for me.”
Gurley also expressed how gradually the running back group has begun to gel, making it clear that it’s a varied group and everyone will have a different role in the offense. His admiration also spread over to the offensive line, where he feels that the communication aspect is gaining plenty of attention from himself as well as the offensive line group as a whole. He also said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has altered his overall perception of the quarterback position due to Ryan’s hard work and attention to detail, which may be a shot at Jared Goff or might just be a statement of fact.
A lot is expected from Gurley in Atlanta despite producing a 2019 season that fell short of expectations. Training camp has unfolded with numerous glimpses of how talented Gurley really is, while also not entirely erasing our concerns given the number of rest days he’s had to this point. The Falcons as an offense were 30th in the NFL last season in rushing yards per game and 26th in rushing yards per carry, so Gurley more or less has to help.