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Todd Gurley praises Sean McVay: ‘He lit offense on fire’

Todd Gurley on Tuesday sang the praises of Sean McVay, saying the first-year Los Angeles Rams head coach came in and “lit the offense on fire.”

It goes without saying that McVay has had a tremendously positive impact on the Rams in his first season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. A unit that struggled under Jeff Fisher regime last season has improved by leaps and bounds. The Rams are tied for first overall with the Philadelphia Eagles in points per game (31.3) and rank 10th overall in total offense.

But it’s wins of course that matter most. And the Rams transformed quickly from a 4-12 squad last season into a legitimate contender in the NFC, heading into Week 16 with an NFC West-leading 10-4 record.

Gurley, among the biggest benefactors of McVay’s influence — although the rookie coach’s impact on Jared Goff cannot be understated, either — praised his coach during an appearance on NFL Network.

Gurley is viewed as a legitimate MVP candidate. It certainly appears he’s more than happy to share some of the credit for his monster season with the 31-year-old McVay.