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 by Elvis
2 months ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/11/super ... riots-rams

Despite the Super Bowl loss, McVay will be just fine. He’s still one of the best coaches in the sport, and I’m pretty confident he’ll grow from what happened against New England.

If you really need evidence, I did talk to some of his assistant coaches about what’s made him a force of nature over the last two years in Los Angeles. I asked those guys a simple question: When did you figure out McVay was a little different? Each answer, I think, will inform you on why the arrow is still very much pointing up on the 33-year old.

Fassel: “It was one of our first veteran OTAs which, because we were a new staff, had to be mid-April, before the draft. We just had a couple workouts, and the big thing before was the offense and defense didn’t quite connect together. They were two separate entities. And right at the end of practice, Aaron Donald and Michael Thomas, the receiver, got in a fight over something that was insignificant. And he basically halted practice right there, and talked about the importance of being connected, and that the offense can affect the defense and the defense can affect the offense. It’s not two separate contractors trying to win a game, we have to be a team. And that was impressive because it was two pretty strong personalities going at it. … That was literally one of our first practices. That was kind of the end. What happened in the fight, in that practice had bled over from before, and that was kind of the end of anything like that ever happening again.”

Run game coordinator Aaron Kromer: “He’s the first offensive coordinator/head coach who wanted to know what the blocking calls were—‘If you double team this guy what’s it called? If you double team on a gap play as compared to a zone play, how’s that work?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s great, he’s gonna know what’s involved.’ That’s when I first got here. And then there’s some minor calls that you add to that double team call that helps a guy know what word to use. And I didn’t tell him about that. … And he was like, ‘What was that call?’ And I said that just tells him he steps with this foot instead of that foot. And then there this is, he steps with that foot instead of this foot. They’re all double-teaming the same guy. And he’s like, I gotta know, I need full ownership in this. And that’s how he is with every position, offensive line, quarterback, defensive line, corner, punter, he wants to know exactly and he remembers for life whatever that is.”

Assistant head coach Joe Barry: “(We were at a) symposium in Philadelphia. I got sent to it by the Chargers, and it’s fun, you kind of grind and you meet during the day. But at night they have dinners for you and you get to socialize and meet people. I met Sean there. And at the time, shoot, man, he was a 26- or 27-year-old tight ends coach that the Redskins had sent. And that was the very first time I’d ever met him. The very first time I’d ever spent time any time with him. I knew within five minutes – this dude is unbelievable. And people always say, ‘What was it?’ It’s it. He has the it factor. Fast forward a couple years later, I left San Diego and got the coordinator job in Washington, and he was the offensive coordinator, then really, working with him, being around him every single day, and no disrespect to anyone who’s tried to find and hire the next Sean McVay, there is not another Sean McVay.”

So in three different answers, you get conflict resolution, football knowhow and charisma. And, I think, a head coach who’s pretty well equipped to handle the daunting challenge in front of him.

 by SWAdude
2 months ago
 Total posts:   2031  
 Joined:  Sep 21 2015
United States of America   LA Coliseum
Pro Bowl

We have a Head Coach who is arguably a genius, motivated by a SB loss he got to in TWO years as a HC, a GM who is largely responsible for our HC and our roster, a COO who is responsible for the GM and HC, an Owner who is DIRECTLY responsible for our COO, GM and HC......

Good lord, at least seven plus rings.

Big call. No other team has this. No other team has the allure of Hollywood. Its real now.

Time will prove this. We are the next dynasty.

LA Rams 2016.....embarrassing. (Fisher)

2017 Playoffs....

2018 Super Bowl......

2019......

2020......

2021........ McVay will be 35 YOA.

This loss hurts. Its a long term motivator.

There has never been a better time to be a fan of any sport than a long time loyal LA RAMS fan than RIGHT NOW.

Life is good.

GO RAMS!!!

 by Dick84
2 months ago
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Italy   LA Coliseum
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I hope he can keep growing.
Biggest danger is thinking... "ohhhh... we were close!" and being tentative, instead of being aggressive.
Keep being aggressive in making the team better.

 by ramsman34
2 months ago
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United States of America   Enemy Territory - Seattle
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Dick84 wrote:I hope he can keep growing.
Biggest danger is thinking... "ohhhh... we were close!" and being tentative, instead of being aggressive.
Keep being aggressive in making the team better.


I don't see him being tentative at all. If anything, possibly TOO aggressive - if that is even possible. Sure, he seemed conservative not going for the TD against the Saints. It turned out ok. Could have blown up in his face if he was aggressive in that sitch and we don't get to the SB. Then the "motivator" becomes being too aggro in the NFCC; not losing by being out coached in the SB. The latter of which will be far more motivating long-term, imo.

 by Dick84
2 months ago
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 Joined:  Oct 29 2015
Italy   LA Coliseum
Superstar

ramsman34 wrote:I don't see him being tentative at all. If anything, possibly TOO aggressive - if that is even possible. Sure, he seemed conservative not going for the TD against the Saints. It turned out ok. Could have blown up in his face if he was aggressive in that sitch and we don't get to the SB. Then the "motivator" becomes being too aggro in the NFCC; not losing by being out coached in the SB. The latter of which will be far more motivating long-term, imo.


Sorry.. I'm talking about offseason moves. I wasn't clear.

 by PARAM
2 months ago
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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
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Yeah, I always believed the OC knew all the assignments. The blocking is perhaps the most important!!! If they don't get the play blocked properly, be it a run, a pass, a flea flicker, whatever, chances are good it fails. Anything less and it's that old disgraced comic's routine about street football in Philadelphia...."Go to 14th street, take the D bus, have him open the doors at 10th street and I'll fake it to you"

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