Dickerson told TMZ on Thursday that arranging a reunion with Todd Gurley should be on the table.
“There’s no question about that,” Dickerson said. “I mean, he knows the offense. He doesn’t have to come and try to learn it. He knows (Sean) McVay. He knows the people on the team. That would be an easy fit. ”
Of course, the big question will be if Rams is connected to Gurley and they can bury the past.
Dickerson remains a believer in Rams . Super Bowl opportunities
Apparently, Cam Akers going down with a late-season injury on Tuesday caused a ripple effect across the Rams organization and the NFL. The second year running back from Florida State has entered Rams training camp next week with high expectations to take the leap from his rookie campaign – which includes an average of 4.8 yards per take over the following season.
His loss has many wondering if the Rams are still the winning material of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. As of Tuesday, sportsbookwire.usatoday.com reports that the Rams are now tracking NFC rival West San Francisco in the odds to win the conference.
But with an injury like the torn Achilles leaving Akers on the bench, does Dickerson believe this hurts the Rams’ Super Bowl expectations?
“Oh no, definitely not,” Dickerson told TMZ. “That’s why you have to love the players. We will miss Cam so much. But I think Sean McVay is really confident about his team this year. He said it was one of the best teams he’s ever had. Losing Orange is a big loss, but like anything you have to go on.”
Does Dickerson believe in the current RB team?
Akers’ loss now has the Rams behind the scenes: Darrell Henderson, Xavier Jones (who attended Dickerson’s alma mater Southern Methodist), Raymond Calais, Jake Funk and Otis Anderson.
After Akers’ loss, McVay tells Max Kellerman on ESPN 710 on Tuesdays that he wants to give the RBs in the room a chance and that “We have some young defenders on our roster and I’d love to see how they handle this opportunity.” That quote indicates that the team decided not to quickly sign a returning veteran to fill the Akers void.
But will Dickerson share the same enthusiasm about the 2021 RB unit minus Akers? He was asked if names like Le’Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson were other strong contenders.
“You have to go with what you have,” said Dickerson. “We all have their time: Le’Veon has his time, Adrian has his time and I have mine. That’s why we have young men. And the game has changed a lot. Our offense is not designed to run football like the Tennessee Titans. We have a new full-back at Matthew Stafford, who I really like. I think it will be a good year. McVay told me a few months ago that this is one of the best teams he has ever had.”
But again, Dickerson is open to a reconciliation and reunion between Gurley and the Rams, telling TMZ “I would love to. I’m Todd Gurley guy. He helped us get to the Super Bowl.”