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Rams doing their homework on Sean McVay

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The Rams are currently ruling out no head-coaching candidates. Eventually, they could be hiring the youngest guy on the list.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams are spending a lot of time doing their homework on Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The 30-year-old has generated plenty of buzz, and his work with Kirk Cousins apparently has prompted folks in L.A. to believe that McVay could get the most out of 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff.

The interest in McVay meshes with recent comments from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said that the search is focusing on current NFL assistant coaches. The other candidates are Rams special-teams coordinator/interim head coach John Fassel, Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Bills offensive coordinator/interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks, Jaguars offensive line coach/interim head coach Doug Marrone.

At this point, it’s unlikely that the Rams will make a run at former Raiders and Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden or Saints coach Sean Payton. Both had been linked to the Rams earlier in the process.

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24 Responses to “Rams doing their homework on Sean McVay”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jan 7, 2017 8:14 PM

    he is 30 years old!

    he knows nothing about leading millionaires

    plus, he is a millennial

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 7, 2017 8:37 PM

    Yeah, he made Cousins look great in their must win last game…against a team who couldn’t improve their position with a win.

  3. nsm70 says: Jan 7, 2017 8:54 PM

    Bad hire. team lacks chemistry, leadership and a veteran presence. reminds me of when the Bucs hired Raheem Morris. My choice would be Mike Smith with Norv Turner as OC.

  4. realfootballfan says: Jan 7, 2017 8:57 PM

    Yeah, turn your rutterless franchise over to a nondescript 30-year-old in the 2nd largest market in the country with a budding bust QB on hand. What could go wrong? And some of you are beefing with Anthony Lynn who actually has had some buzz in the past getting all of these interviews and interest.

  5. MichaelEdits says: Jan 7, 2017 8:58 PM

    The biggest challenge for the Rams will be finding someone willing to take the job. They’re an even bigger dumpster fire than Cleveland. Or San Francisco. Or my underwear drawer.

  6. jsbrasha says: Jan 7, 2017 8:58 PM

    Even as an active Skins fan I have no idea if this kid is any good. Jay Gruden runs the offense and called 3/4 of the plays, so it’s really tough to assess what McVay added. I would be amazed if a team actually hired him as an HC. In fact, it is such a stretch given the far more proven people available that I wonder if it’s a favor to his influential grandfather?

  7. arctantheta says: Jan 7, 2017 9:01 PM

    Sounds like a great way to transition from a “player’s coach” and a lack of discipline on the field…

  8. icebowler says: Jan 7, 2017 9:06 PM

    So the other nine names listed are just window dressing?

  9. abninf says: Jan 7, 2017 9:09 PM

    You gots to be joking.

  10. scoreatwill says: Jan 7, 2017 9:25 PM

    Well LA fans are you happy with this potential hire? Welcome to the Kroenke sports franchise world of champions.

  11. thevauntedchris says: Jan 7, 2017 9:28 PM

    jsbrasha says:
    Jan 7, 2017 8:58 PM
    Even as an active Skins fan I have no idea if this kid is any good. Jay Gruden runs the offense and called 3/4 of the plays, so it’s really tough to assess what McVay added.

    ………

    If you are an active skins fan, I’m not really sure why you would be so misinformed on this. McVay is THE play caller. It’s what he’s known for and players have called him a genius. What that means? No idea, but he calls the plays and i’d bet he’ll be a head coach within 3 years. All these teams aren’t stupid.

  12. Fatty says: Jan 7, 2017 9:47 PM

    McVay is a rising star. This guy is incredibly bright and well-spoken, plus he’s been calling plays since 2015 and is very good at it. Would love to see the 49ers hire him, hire Eliot Wolf as GM, and give them 5 years to build something.

  13. tonebones says: Jan 7, 2017 9:50 PM

    McVay won’t take the Rams’ job. I’ll bet he’s doing his homework too. He’s going to be the next great NFL head coach and he will never achieve that with the Rams’ front office.

  14. deshackle says: Jan 7, 2017 10:08 PM

    I think the Rams should hire Chip Kelly.

  15. jsbrasha says: Jan 7, 2017 10:52 PM

    thevauntedchris says: Jan 7, 2017 9:28 PM
    If you are an active skins fan, I’m not really sure why you would be so misinformed on this. McVay is THE play caller.
    ————–

    Gruden crafts the offensive game plan and calls most of the plays while McVay relays the plays to Cousins.

    From the Washington Post in October: “Many fans have wondered if that means that Gruden relinquished play-calling duties. But that’s not the case, the coaches say. Yes, McVay is the mouthpiece seen reading those calls off of the play card, but there hasn’t been a shift in duties.”

  16. jsbrasha says: Jan 7, 2017 10:59 PM

    To other vaunted brains out there…I am not saying McVay isn’t brilliant or won’t be a great head coach (so don’t get your knickers in a bunch). He seems to have all the tools for success.

    I am only pointing out that McVay doesn’t even lead the Skins’ offense right now and thus it’s difficult to assess his contribution. Not only is there no shame in that, but at only age 30 he is way ahead of the curve.

    I don’t think he’ll go anywhere for at least another year and I really, really hope he helps Gruden figure out how to convert in the red zone.

  17. bartpkelly says: Jan 7, 2017 11:31 PM

    A head coach will not spend as much time with a QB as McVay did with Cousins.

    I wonder why people think that he will groom the QB. It won’t be his role, he will need someone else to do that because he will be too busy with HC stuff.

  18. tonebones says: Jan 8, 2017 12:18 AM

    jsbrasha says:
    Jan 7, 2017 10:59 PM I am only pointing out that McVay doesn’t even lead the Skins’ offense right now and thus it’s difficult to assess his contribution
    ******************************
    No argument with anything you’re saying, but I would like to point out that I’ve never seen Bill Belichick calling plays. Not on offense or even defense. I don’t see Pete Carroll calling plays either. There also have been many guys who were great at calling plays, but then failed as head coaches. Usually by the time Sunday rolls around, a good coach has already done most of what it takes to win. His team and his coaching staff are talented and well prepared, and you better have a good personnel department.

  19. number1hawkfan says: Jan 8, 2017 12:19 AM

    The the guy that said the Rams are worse off than the browns and niners. You are way off!! The niners are as dysfunctional as you could get and they have a terrible fan base. Those LA people might be lethargic when it comes to rooting for their NFL team but at least they aren’t mindless gangbangers and basement dwellers like the morons in Santa Clara.

  20. milehirow39 says: Jan 8, 2017 12:44 AM

    He’s 30. Which is the new 20.

  21. mattphillipsdc says: Jan 8, 2017 1:39 AM

    He is too young and not ready to run an entire team. As good as his play calling is, he still struggled in some situations and got out coached a few times in big games. I believe in a few years he will be ready, and interviewing for Head Coaching job now is part of his development. I believe if he gets a head coaching job now it may do more harm then good for his career in the long run.

  22. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 8, 2017 2:17 AM

    He’s awful pass-happy if you ask me. More so than I’d like.

  23. cardinealsfan20 says: Jan 8, 2017 6:14 AM

    @tylawspick6 – Based on the content of your posts, it is evident that every 30 year old alive is smarter than you.

    There are plenty of 30 and under officers leading men (and women) in the military. Care to take a shot at those millienials also?

  24. gassiusclay says: Jan 10, 2017 4:19 PM

    you can have him, terrible play caller in my opinion

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