Gurley's Physical Not Falcons Biggest Worry

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
May 15, 2020 - 7:33 am

Some people got a little worried after some recent comments made by Falcons OC Dirk Koetter regarding Todd Gurley's health.

Why fans reacted so shocked was the real story. The Falcons have been very open about not having given Gurley a physical and they even have language in the contract that would negate the deal if he fails a physical.

John and Hugh take some time to remind the listeners that we already knew Gurley's full health is unknown and also to not forget that there wasn't a ton of risk associated with this deal. 

The real issue regarding Todd Gurley is going to be if/when he passes a physical what is the workload can you give him and that's why John and Hugh expect it will still be running back by committee and Gurley's workload will be heavily managed. 

With a RB group of Gurley, Brian Hill, Ito Smith, and Qadree Ollison the Falcons don't need to force Gurley's carries and they hope to be able to keep him fresh enough for late in the season and ideally a playoff run.