Sean McVay flattered owners are looking for next Sean McVay

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The Cardinals’ website announcement of Kliff Kingsbury’s hiring originally came with a mention that “Kingsbury is friends with Rams coach Sean McVay.” Indeed, every team in this hiring cycle seemed to be in search of the next McVay.

The Bengals appear on the verge of hiring Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, which is as close to McVay as a team can get. The Packers hired Matt LaFleur, who was McVay’s offensive coordinator in 2017.

McVay said earlier this week he was “too young,” at 32, to have a coaching tree. But it appears anyone calling himself a FOM — Friend of McVay — had a better shot at getting a head coaching opportunity this year.

“I think, really, what it is more than anything else is, it’s a reflection of our organizational success over the last couple years,” McVay told reporters in Los Angeles on Thursday. “I think it’s certainly flattering. It’s extremely humbling to even be mentioned in that. But I know this: The reason that people are saying those types of things is because the Rams have had success. I know the Rams are having success because we’ve got great players. We’ve got a great coaching staff, and we’ve got a lot of people that are working in the same direction. I think that’s key for continuity in anything that you do. But it certainly is very flattering, and it’s a reflection of the Rams’ success.”

14 responses to “Sean McVay flattered owners are looking for next Sean McVay

  1. Or they could look for the next Doug Pederson. Y’know, the guy who beat wunderkind McVay 2xs and won a super bowl.

  2. Am I really one of the only people that still thinks McVay should actually win something before he’s anointed? Like, a playoff game at least? Really doesn’t seem like much too expect

    I mean, they were poor down the stretch last year before being bounced their first game, and they’ve looked very flat since the win against KC, and probably don’t even a bye if they didn’t finish up against arguably the worst 2 teams in football. That game is looking strangely familiar to the Seattle game last year, where they looked like world beaters, then looked flat the rest of the way

    The Rams have a team that should be good for years to come, health permitting, and McVay may well go down as one of the best of his generations. But is it so much to ask that he actually does it before we just treat him like he did?

  3. As a skins fan I was happy to see him get credit for his work and sad to see a great talent leave. I hope we beat him every time we have to play him but wish him success outside of those matchups. Great guy, supreme talent!

  4. What’s with the coronation? Can the guy win a playoff game before he is given him a yellow jacket?

  5. People are commenting on McVay’s lack of success in the playoffs, which is fair, but let’s remember the transformation the team made, essentially overnight. Jeff Fisher had essentially the same team in 2016 and they were garbage. McVay transformed the energy, preparation, and game plan overnight, and they became a top contender. THAT FLIP is what owners want. And for lower end teams looking for a spark, yes, they’re looking for the next McVay.

  6. brunson80 says:
    January 10, 2019 at 10:09 pm
    People are commenting on McVay’s lack of success in the playoffs, which is fair, but let’s remember the transformation the team made, essentially overnight. Jeff Fisher had essentially the same team in 2016 and they were garbage. McVay transformed the energy, preparation, and game plan overnight, and they became a top contender. THAT FLIP is what owners want. And for lower end teams looking for a spark, yes, they’re looking for the next McVay.

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    Fair, which is why I said he may go down as one of the best of his generation when all is said and done.

    But I could also take your entire argument, and replace the name with Matt Nagy, or Frank Reich (and Reich has already won a playoff game). You could also agrue that he had much more to work with than either of those 2 guys.

    Not saying he hasn’t shown a lot of promise, just that it’s all he’s shown so far is promise

  7. Gruden won a SB.

    As a coach you need a minimum of 2 inside 5 years and the other 3 years should be playoffs before we start using words like great.

    If pederson wins again this year then you can break out the bubbly.

  8. Fair, which is why I said he may go down as one of the best of his generation when all is said and done.

    But I could also take your entire argument, and replace the name with Matt Nagy, or Frank Reich (and Reich has already won a playoff game). You could also agrue that he had much more to work with than either of those 2 guys.

    Not saying he hasn’t shown a lot of promise, just that it’s all he’s shown so far is promise
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    Agreed with Reich and Nagy and how they’ve arguably done more with less. That said, they’re not a hot shot 32 year old with a youthful enthusiasm that has legendary work ethic and memorization skills. That doesn’t mean that McVay is better, that means it’s easier for coaches to gravitate towards his situation and want it, whether or not it’s the best option.

    I also felt it was necessary to point out the transformation and not just focus on the playoffs because he’s only had one chance so far, which isn’t a large enough body of work. We’ll get a lot more info on his progression over the next month, though, certainly (and being a Redskins fan, I have extra incentive for him being successful against this weekend’s match up. haha)

  9. John Wayne’s Brother’s Cousin’s Milk Man says:
    January 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm
    Or they could look for the next Doug Pederson. Y’know, the guy who beat wunderkind McVay 2xs and won a super bowl.
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    Have they not already, last I checked Franch Reich worked for Pederson? Also DeFilippo might have got a job, in he didn’t get fired by the Vikes for being a train wreck with their offense.

    For all the eagles success, Eagle fans are still miserable and salty. Inferiority complex I guess LOL

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