He touched the ball just five times for a mere 13 yards.
So, will Gurley's mentorship end up coming back to haunt him Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
Fellow running back C.J. Anderson was a nice addition for Los Angeles down the stretch, and he could play a large role if Gurley is far less than 100 percent on Sunday.
"O-line is playing real well". Anderson said Wednesday that such a shift would not be a problem for him.
Head coach Sean McVay said that he's going to do more to get Gurley involved into the flow of game against the Patriots. "... I think you realize the magnitude of this event really with the media coverage and things like this".
The franchise was open about how they were "integrating" Goff into the pro game and wanted him to be ready to hit the ground running and to not falter in the opening round of games as we see so many young top draft prospects do. "He's going to be a big part of this game".
Douglas arrived at Georgia ahead of Gurley's second campaign, with the future Rams back having accrued over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and scored 17 touchdowns as a freshman. He came back after missing two games, and almost became the sixth running back since Brady became the full-time quarterback in 2001 to rush for 1,000 yards. And, the Rams' biggest stars on their Super Bowl-bound roster - Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and Aaron Donald - were brought on via draft picks racked up after nine straight losing seasons that fans in St. Louis feel were the result of "intentional neglect", - a suspicion reinforced when Rams COO Kevin Demoff said a four-game losing streak in 2015 helped expedite the team's relocation aspirations. "Hopefully everything I taught him, he doesn't do it and he just plays like he used to play before I taught him everything". "We will definitely educate our players on the elongated breaks - there's definitely some specific approaches, other coaches and guys in our building who have been in the game that have utilized this program".
Gurley seems to genuinely love this Rams team. The veteran running back is a bruising running back who does not shy away from contact.
In the postseason, Anderson tallied 123 yards and two scores vs. Dallas and 44 yards in the NFC Championship Game victory over the Saints. He quickly earned the starting job and rushed for 1,117 yards with seven touchdowns as a rookie.
Will Sony be able to outplay his former mentor?
Anderson, who has been released by three teams in his career, said he and Gurley compliment each other well.
The foundation has partnerships with tech companies, and its objective is to provide inner-city youth in his hometown with resources outside athletics and entertainment "because that's all kids in my neighborhood and I grew up (with)", Anderson said.