Sherman also mentioned starters Jared Goff of the Rams and Blake Bortles (Jaguars) as lesser players than Kaepernick.
“Blake Bortles has shown you enough to where you don’t think Kaep would be a solid fit?” Sherman said. “Kaep has won games.”
Sherman wasn’t done pointing fingers. He also had harsh words for NFL players who have refused to support Kaepernick.
“I just like his offensive mind looking at this offense and what he did with the Redskins and the success there,” Gurley said of McVay. “And just his way of coaching us. He’s been doing a great job. We’ve been happy to work with him.”
One area where Gurley did improve in 2016 was as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, grabbing 43 passes for 327 yards. He believes McVay will give him the chance to expand that role.
“He’s been challenging everybody,” Gurley said. “Like he says every day, it doesn’t matter who it is — running back, tight end, receiver — if you show that you can catch that route in practice consistently, he’s going to give it to you in a game.
“That’s my job. I feel confident enough in myself that I can do it. I’ve been trying to pick it up and work on the Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys things I haven’t been able to do in the past.”
The only running backs in NFL history to record 1,000-plus yards both rushing and receiving were Marshall Faulk (1999 with the Rams) and Roger Craig (1985 with the 49ers). Even if he falls short of his yardage goal in both categories, Gurley Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale believes brighter days are ahead for him and the Rams after a 4-12 finish in 2016.
“It can’t get worse than last year,” he said.