Rams: Todd Gurley voices his opinion on shortening the preseason

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 01: Running back Todd Gurley
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 01: Running back Todd Gurley /

Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams voiced his concerns and opinions on the NFL preseason.

Per the LA Times, Rams running back Todd Gurley suggested that the NFL preseason should be shortened from four games to two. According to Gurley, this is more than enough preparation for the regular season.

Additionally, he stated they should consider eliminating the pre-season entirely. Gurley said two games is enough to prepare for the full 16 game season.

Think about how 16 games is a lot and to play four games before the season starts. Just imagine the toll it takes on the players, everyone around them, and their lives.

Additionally, the teams hold joint practices which are similar to playing another game. There are always two sides to every argument/debate. From a players perspective, his opinion makes sense.

He mentioned getting read of the pre-season schedule to save players from getting injured. Pre-season injuries seem to happen every year. It isn’t purposefully it just happens because it’s part of the game, unfortunately.

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However, from a fans and critics perspective, it wouldn’t make sense as it is taking away from the entertainment aspect. Once again though it is all about players safety. At the end of the day, the league needs to protect their players. Without healthy players, there is no regular season.

However, if I am not mistaken, the players know the risk they are taking by playing in all games. Additionally, I think most players and coaches have figured out to not let starters pay during the pre-season which eliminates being injured.

Even reserves know the consequences and everyone still does compete. The inevitable will happen in the regular season if not during the pre-season. Nonetheless, Todd Gulrey sure did voice his opinion on the topic.

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I agree with him in shortening the pre-season, not eliminating it. I believe it is a great halfway point to meet at from players and fans/critics.