The common refrain is 'we need a good RB to take pressure off the QB,' 'you have to have a good rushing attack to establish play action,' etc. There was a lot of that here during the offseason, leading up to the draft (because Barkley was so popular), and since then (because Bell is so coveted).
Well take a look at this:
Simply put, defenses only put eight defenders in the box against the Rams on 8.2% of their rushing attempts. Todd Gurley was a legitimate MVP candi