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  • OmahaJason
    We HAVE to talk about McVay.
    by OmahaJason
    I like McVay. But, what most people see a a 'Boy Genius', I see a talented Stage Magician, capable of dizzying feats of sleight-of-hand and gifted with great strategic vision, but he struggles with managing the tactics of offensive play ON THE FIELD. The more you watch a stage magicain, the easier it becomes to predict their tricks, and even if you don't know exactly how they are fooling you, you can anticipate their next move.

    McVay NEEDS a tough, stubborn O.C., empowered to challenge McVay in real time. If McVay just wants to call plays, he could make the same salary as the Ram's OC, but if he truly wants to be a Head Coach in the NFL, he needs to be humble enough to surround himself with coaches able to help him manage the game.
    -09-29-2019, 05:35 PM
  • MauiRam
    24 hours ... With Sean McVay
    by MauiRam
    He may be the youngest coach in NFL history, but the Rams’ new head man is in unquestioned command of his team. Word for the wise—no daydreaming in meetings!

    June 8th by Andy Benoit (MMQB)

    24 Hours … with Sean McVay
    We spent a day with first-year Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay as the youngest coach in the NFL attempts to make his mark on his team at a recent minicamp.

    This is the fourth installment of The MMQB’s “24 Hours” series, inside-inside, multimedia stories for the 2017 NFL season, chronicling a day in the life of an important figure in pro football. After seven years in Washington, the last three as Jay Gruden’s offensive coordinator, a soon-to-be 31-year-old Sean McVay took over the Los Angeles Rams in January, becoming the youngest head coach in NFL history (modern era). It’s been a whirlwind first off-season, though if you observe McVay running the team, you’d think he’s been at it for a decade. In May, during the Rams’ third OTA session (which meant full days with the players and live practices), McVay welcomed us behind the curtain.
    * * *
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    May 24, 2017
    9:43 p.m. PT
    Sean McVay answers the door to his contemporary-style house in Encino Hills, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley northwest of downtown L.A. He moved in a few weeks earlier. His mother, an interior designer in Atlanta, has been furnishing the place. She’s off to a strong—and, to McVay’s occasional astonishment, expensive—start. But her work is far from done. About half of the home’s 4,660 square feet remain bare. McVay lives here with his girlfriend, Veronica, who moved with him from Virginia.
    After McVay, the former offensive coordinator in Washington, got the Rams job on Jan. 12, he planned on returning to his Reston, Va., townhouse to gather his things. But there was too much to do in California. So Veronica and a few friends took care of clearing the townhouse, and it sold in a day. McVay never made it back.
    He’s wearing his usual: shorts, t-shirt and running shoes. “Come in, make yourself at home,” he says.
    * * *
    10:01 p.m.
    McVay toured six houses when he got to L.A. The fourth felt like the winner. But then he saw this one. It overlooks Burbank and has an enormous open patio. The bells and whistles abound: a gas fire table near the edge of the balcony; a miniature balcony overlooking the pool; floodlights—remarkably powerful floodlights; surround sound inside and outside; an Alexa system that controls the lights on command. (“Alexa, turn all off.”) And a glass wall that slides open at the push of a button, converting the living room into essentially a fancy covered patio.
    “Pretty cool, huh?” McVay says as he reveals each nook and cranny. He’s too earnestly impressed to be bragging. He grabs a beer and takes a seat near the gas fire table, only to discover that the cushions of his new patio furniture are damp. Oh well. He’s calling...
    -06-11-2017, 05:06 PM
  • Nick
    Rams reach out to Redskins OC Sean McVay for head coaching vacancy
    by Nick
    Rotoworld's take......
    -01-02-2017, 07:19 AM
  • Nick
    Sean McVay and the Rams need to re-hire a full-time offensive coordinator
    by Nick
    Sean McVay and the Rams need to re-hire a full-time offensive coordinator
    By Rich Hammond 4h ago 7

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Even one of history’s greatest bands couldn’t get by without a little help from its friends. So there’s no shame in scrolling through your list of contacts, Sean McVay.

    The Rams need an offensive coordinator. A full-time, full-fledged one. Not a run-game coordinator or a pass-game coordinator or whatever role that an “assistant coordinator/offense” fills. McVay can, and should, retain offensive play-calling duties in 2020, but he needs another voice — and a strong one.

    McVay, the Rams’ offensive architect and play-caller, hasn’t employed a traditional coordinator since Matt LaFleur left almost two years ago. Over the past 12 months, it’s become increasingly clear that McVay could benefit from a little more help from a staffer who isn’t also a position coach, someone who can watch the game with more of a calm detachment and gently guide McVay in the right direction.

    The Rams’ regression on offense this season — and, more notably, the lack of a consistent identity — make it clear that something needs to change. Is McVay prepared to make a proactive move?

    “You’re always evaluating,” McVay said this week. “The one thing, for myself in this role, is you’re constantly evaluating all the elements that this role entails. You always want to continue to do it at a high level. The way you do get better is, you surround yourself with people that are better than you.”

    Precisely. And that’s why someone — ideally a veteran coach — needs to be in McVay’s ear, not only during early-week strategy planning but also at halftime, or even in the middle of the first quarter, when in-game adjustments are imperative. McVay and the Rams aren’t far off here — this isn’t a disastrous offense, even though things sometimes look grim — but a little help can go a long way.

    McVay is one of only three NFL head coaches who does not employ an offensive coordinator. That’s not necessarily a red flag. The other two are McVay’s fellow young-gun NFC West coaches, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and Arizona’s Kliff Kingsbury, and the 49ers are enjoying a fantastic offensive season.

    But the Rams are not. Independent of personnel issues — and there have been many — the offense has been inconsistent and slow to adjust. Opposing defenses, tired of getting steamrolled in 2017 and 2018, have flooded the Rams’ offense with different looks than they show on film and with multiple looks within games.

    It’s lazy and inaccurate to say McVay has been “figured out.” Coaching requires constant adjustments, from season to season, week to...
    4 weeks ago
  • isaacbruce4ever
    SI Feature: For Sean McVay, Work-Life Balance Is a Work in Progress
    by isaacbruce4ever
    Too long to copy and paste. Enjoy.

    August 23, 2018

    This story appears in the Aug. 27, 2018, issue of Sports Illustrated.
    -08-25-2018, 08:01 AM