Rams head coach Sean McVay is the youngest in the entire NFL. At just 31 years of age, many had questions about whether or not McVay could hack as the head man of an organization. The crafty offensive mind then turned and brought in Wade Phillips to run the defense, raising questions about whether or not McVay was a true head coach or just an offensive coordinator. However, those people could not have been more wrong. The young head coach is checking all the boxes, policing his players and holding them to a high standard.
On Sunday with his team up by 40 points, things got chippy between the Rams and Seahawks. McVay was not having any of it, he called timeout right away. Almost instantly the young head coach called timeout and brought his defense to the sideline. He tore into them, livid at their actions and reminding them how much they have to lose. Without a doubt, the young head coach was proving to his guys the accountability that he preaches constantly.
Noting Sunday’s actions let’s quickly flashback to the days of Jeff Fisher. Fisher would not have gone anywhere near that timeout call, his Rams teams were known for being chippy and getting personal foul calls. The days of ‘Fisherball’ are now over in LA and that could not be more official than with the leadership displayed by McVay.
So, in Seattle one year after Fisher was fired, McVay proved once again that he is the anti-Fisher. The Rams are the second youngest team in the NFL, and their young head coach has them in line. McVay’s ability to control his team, despite the fact that some of his players are older than him, proves that he is a true leader of men. This is exactly what the Rams needed all along, and what fans have been asking for since the days of Fisher.
The youngest head coach in the NFL seems to have secured one of the biggest turnarounds in NFL history. The Rams now hold a two-game lead in the NFC West. On top of that, they are tied for the most points scored in the NFL. With just two games left, the Rams will need to score ten points to double their point total from last season. Considering the Rams high-powered offense, it should be quite easy for them to do so. After a dreadful season last year, McVay has the Rams looking like they can do anything this year when they play a complete game.
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