Sean McVay turns 33, half Bill Belichick’s age

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Happy birthday to Rams head coach Sean McVay, who turns 33 today.

McVay is 33 while the coach across the field from him in Super Bowl LIII, Bill Belichick, is 66. Their 33-year age difference is the biggest age gap between Super Bowl head coaches ever.

Already the youngest coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl, McVay can also become the youngest to win the Super Bowl, breaking a record set by Mike Tomlin, who was 36 when his Steelers won the Super Bowl 10 years ago.

Belichick can become the oldest coach to win the Super Bowl, breaking a record set by Tom Coughlin, who was 65 when his Giants beat Belichick’s Patriots in the Super Bowl seven years ago. Belichick still has a ways to go to be the oldest coach to reach the Super Bowl; Marv Levy was 68 when he coached the Bills in the Super Bowl for the final time.

63 responses to “Sean McVay turns 33, half Bill Belichick’s age

  1. McVay has turned the Rams from a perennial laughing-stock into a team that overpowered the Cowboys (holding Ezekiel Elliott to just 47 yards!) and overpowered the Saints (Michael “Can’t Guard Mike” Thomas: 4 catches, 36 yards! Saints rushing attack: only 48 yards!). The defense is in its best form of the year finally — e.g. how many times did you hear Marcus Peters’ name on Sunday? Not once. I’m amazed to say that even Peters played great. And with Jared Goff standing tall in the wake of big pressure, and making huge throws to win the game, I predict that the Rams will beat New England and hoist the Lombardy trophy.

  2. Should be a good game. The key as always is pressure Brady can the rams do that in 2 seconds? Ask Joey Bosa

  3. to computojon

    he’s clearly and great coach and the rams are a great team, but that doesn’t change the fact that it took a dirty play and a dirty or incompetent ref to beat the saints

    Those are the facts…incontrovertable.

    The NFC championship was stolen

    This is not going away

  4. No one is going to watch the Superbowl. Wrong team is advancing. The WWE got their matchup.

    NFL is a disgrace.

  5. computojon says:
    January 24, 2019 at 7:14 am
    McVay has turned the Rams from a perennial laughing-stock into a team that overpowered the Cowboys (holding Ezekiel Elliott to just 47 yards!) and overpowered the Saints…
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    Boys backed into the playoffs – after Colts shut them out, Boys only managed close wins over two bad teams and then got lucky when wildcard Seattle’s kicker got injured. And Rams got lucky that Saints weapons were semi-depleted, and we all know about that horrible no-call. I’m not saying Rams aren’t a good team, and they can only play the teams (and refs) they’re given, but they’ve been somewhat fortunate to get this far this postseason rather than overly dominant.

  6. In that picture he looks 60. Having your team change cities every 2 years must be exhausting.

  7. The Rams lead every statistical category.

    The Saints defense could’ve stopped the Rams from tying.

    The Saints offense could’ve netted more than minus six yards and a pick in OT. Brady and the Pats did what they had to in OT. Why not the Saints?

    The better team won. End of story.

  8. boisestatewhodat says:
    January 24, 2019 at 8:07 am
    No one is going to watch the Superbowl. Wrong team is advancing. The WWE got their matchup.

    NFL is a disgrace.

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    If you think that nobody will watch the SB you are delusional.

    The call was awful, but the Saints got the ball 1st in OT. They had the same opportunity to win as did the Pats. But the Rams took the ball away. Saints did not deserve to play in the SB.

  9. East coast vs west coast. The NFL got what it wanted. Almost like they planned it that way.

  10. poppybloodsugar says:
    January 24, 2019 at 9:17 am
    Hey all you Saints fans! Your team won the OT coin flip so stop it now with the complaints. They had their chance.
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    And if your incompetent coach ran the ball instead of throwing incompletions to stop the clock, it doesnt even get to OT….

  11. Stop talking about overtime. It’s irrelevant. You don’t have to win a game twice. Make the call…game over. Illigitimate super bowl.

  12. I feel bad for the Rams. Really I do because they’re going to forever have a stench on this…win or lose. Anyone who is a true fan of the game knows that the Saints got robbed. Don’t have to be a Saints fan to know this. I’d like to see any of you fans of other teams have this happen to your team and see how you’d react. This isn’t a regular season game…this was for the super bowl. Incomprehensible and trust me…this is not going away.

  13. , I predict that the Rams will beat New England and hoist the Lombardy trophy.’

    That would be a great accomplishment, but I’m more concerned about who wins the Lombardi trophy.

  14. I’m all for the refs “letting them play”, but that no-call was disgraceful and suspicious. Forgive me if I don’t get excited about this superbowl. Why was the flag not thrown? Are the officials going to be punished? Say something, Rodger.

  15. fballguy says:
    January 24, 2019 at 9:21 am
    The Rams lead every statistical category.

    The Saints defense could’ve stopped the Rams from tying.

    The Saints offense could’ve netted more than minus six yards and a pick in OT. Brady and the Pats did what they had to in OT. Why not the Saints?

    The better team won. End of story.

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    I actually think the Saints had a chance to control the game on their first two possessions. Went 3-3 instead of 7-7 and that was a massive wasted opportunity that let the visiting team into the game.

  16. He certainly makes goff look better by telling him what to do and reading the defense for him. Just look back on how average he looked when he couldn’t hear him at the beginning of the nfc championship game. McVay will be a great coach for a long time. But Belichick will find a way to fool them both and the patriots will win, and the nfl will not get a chance for their shiny LA toy to be celebrated on espn for the next 6 months.

  17. boisestatewhodat says:
    January 24, 2019 at 10:11 am
    I feel bad for the Rams. Really I do because they’re going to forever have a stench on this…win or lose. Anyone who is a true fan of the game knows that the Saints got robbed. Don’t have to be a Saints fan to know this. I’d like to see any of you fans of other teams have this happen to your team and see how you’d react. This isn’t a regular season game…this was for the super bowl. Incomprehensible and trust me…this is not going away.
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    Hey boisestatedramaqueen –

    I’m not a Rams fan. Teams get robbed. It happens. I think you need to get over it, man.
    Your team had a chance in OT – how did they get robbed there? Trust ME… this will go away. For the rest of us, it’s gone already. You need to move on.

  18. boisestatewhodat says:
    January 24, 2019 at 8:07 am
    No one is going to watch the Superbowl. Wrong team is advancing. The WWE got their matchup.

    NFL is a disgrace.

    ————

    Don’t you think the NFL would want the match up that would make them the most money, not the least? If no one is going to watch, how would that be good for the NFL?

  19. The NFL rule book does not state that you have to win the game twice. Forget the first 58 minutes…call the penalties (both) and game over. It is a disgrace and check it out. This Rams Pats matchup is driving ticket prices down…that’s telling. Just wait until the NFL sees the viewership report. It’s not going to be pretty.

    The NFL (WWE) is a disgrace. This is not going away.

  20. And another thing…look no further than Atlantic City last Sunday…they refunded bets because they didn’t trust, in good faith, the validity of the outcome of the game. Now that’s impressive and for all the wrong reasons.

    Illegitimate super bowl!

  21. “No one is going to watch the Superbowl.”

    Lolz you’re dreaming pal. Even if a million or 2 disgruntled Saints / American fans don’t watch when they otherwise would have, the game will still have a huge worldwide audience and will be the most watched show of the year as it always is.

  22. gumbo1024 says:
    January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am
    to computojon

    he’s clearly and great coach and the rams are a great team, but that doesn’t change the fact that it took a dirty play and a dirty or incompetent ref to beat the saints

    Those are the facts…incontrovertable.

    The NFC championship was stolen

    This is not going away
    ————————————
    Actually it’s already gone.

  23. boisestatewhodat says:
    January 24, 2019 at 10:11 am
    I feel bad for the Rams. Really I do because they’re going to forever have a stench on this…

    ———-

    I think they will gladly take that stench as opposed to watching from home….

    Besides, BB, Brady and the Pats are going to win in two weeks anyway. The AFCCG was the real SB

  24. I GUARANTEE the NFL will put out a press release about super high ratings for the Super Bowl regardless of the truth. That’s totally going to happen.

  25. Patriots are a lucky franchise though. They don’t even have to play the the best team in the NFC.

    Really even Dallas would have beaten the Rams if the Refs didn’t allow the Rams offensive line to hold on almost every play.

    Im not going to say anything bad about McVay though because his grandfather is 49er royalty.

  26. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:January 24, 2019 at 6:16 am
    “Half the age of BB and 1,000 times the personality!”

    ===============

    Speak for yourself! That’s only because you don’t understand his dry humor.

    As a Bearts fan, I personally find him hilarious and his sticking it to the media is so satisfying, not to mention his intellectual perversity in the way he game plans and emphasis in situational football is one of the treasures in sports. He’s the best!

  27. McVay is the NFL’s and media darling. Has he won anything yet? Maybe he gets the Lombardi
    trophy maybe not. Officials made sure that he gets the chance, but lets not him as BB yet.

  28. Patriots are a lucky franchise though.

    ——————————

    How long does their run have to last before it’s something other than luck? Brady’s prime is now twice as long as Joe Montana’s prime.

  29. Hahahaha I think its funny and sad all together that Saints fans are still crying about the crappy no call. For the record: Die hard Rams fan here. I feel for you Saints fans. I do. It was a terrible non call. The Worst in history. But be REAL, missed calls happen every game, they happened a lot in this game. This call was missed, and it went the Rams way, and yet after that the Saints still took the lead and couldn’t stop the Rams from coming back to tie it. Then in OT, your Saints still got the ball first then lost the ball and lost the game. That call didn’t cost the Saints the game. The saints cost the Saints the game. Its over already. Man Up and take your loss like real fans should.

  30. 49ersfury says:
    January 24, 2019 at 10:58 am
    Patriots are a lucky franchise though. They don’t even have to play the the best team in the NFC.

    Really even Dallas would have beaten the Rams if the Refs didn’t allow the Rams offensive line to hold on almost every play.

    Im not going to say anything bad about McVay though because his grandfather is 49er royalty.

    ———-

    Dallas? BB would make Dak look silly…

  31. I was neutral on the NFC but the non calls on multiple Ram PI was atrocious. I’m not watching the Super Bowl this year.

  32. Hopefully I am wrong, but I think BB is going to school McVay, as the Patriots win yet ANOTHER Super Bowl.. SMH…

    Then we are going to have hear about another tainted Super Bowl victory for New England because they didn’t play the “better team” since New Orleans lost. Even though, the better team clearly won last weekend, seeing that the Saints had plenty of chances to win and they choked.

  33. Then we are going to have hear about another tainted Super Bowl victory for New England because they didn’t play the “better team” since New Orleans lost.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    But the Saints weren’t the better team. If they were, they wouldn’t have lost in OT, especially after getting the ball first.

  34. Saints had the ball….Terrible missed call…Then Saints took the lead. Then they allowed the Rams to tie it up. Then the Saints won the toss in Overtime and got the ball…Then they blew it. Rams robbed nothing, it was a legitimate victory. Awful job by the refs, absolutely, but the game wasn’t lost on that one play. Stop crying

  35. gumbo1024 says:
    January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am

    to computojon

    he’s clearly and great coach and the rams are a great team, but that doesn’t change the fact that it took a dirty play and a dirty or incompetent ref to beat the saints

    Those are the facts…incontrovertable.

    The NFC championship was stolen

    This is not going away

    =====================

    Replace the word “rams” with “saints” and “saints” with “Vikings” and every single word you said is applicable to YOUR only Super Bowl-winning year. And the Vikings have yet to get a trophy.

    Saints fans do seem fairly self-oriented…

  36. That one terrible missed PI call was terrible, but as others have said, there was still plenty of game after that. The Saints took the lead, had the chance to close out the game on defense, and got the ball first in overtime. How many more chances does a team need to win? Do you deserve to be conference champion if you can’t win with all those chances?

    And if 1st & goal guarantees a score, then the earlier non-facemask call on Goff stole a TD from the Rams, which would have put the Saints in a position where they needed to score a TD to keep up, and if they did that the Rams still would have had a chance to come back and tie with a FG, and so on.

  37. Hey all you Saints fans! Your team won the OT coin flip so stop it now with the complaints. They had their chance.
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Hey dumbo, shouldn’t have been a OT coin flip…..

  38. bordner says:
    January 24, 2019 at 10:24 am
    Hey boisestatedramaqueen –

    I’m not a Rams fan. Teams get robbed. It happens. I think you need to get over it, man.
    Your team had a chance in OT – how did they get robbed there? Trust ME… this will go away.
    —————-
    Sure it will go away, just like deflate-gate, tuck rule and spy gate, don’t hear much about that anymore … except EVERYDAY

  39. computojon says:
    January 24, 2019 at 7:14 am
    I predict that the Rams will beat New England and hoist the Lombardy trophy.
    ———————————————–

    It’s hard to take the prognostications of someone who can’t even get the name of the trophy named for one of the game’s true giants correct seriously.

  40. Wayne Rice says:
    January 24, 2019 at 12:32 pm
    I was neutral on the NFC but the non calls on multiple Ram PI was atrocious. I’m not watching the Super Bowl this year

    ———

    You aren’t watching? Well I think the NFL should cancel the game then

  41. gumbo1024 says:
    January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am
    to computojon
    he’s clearly and great coach and the rams are a great team, but that doesn’t change the fact that it took a dirty play and a dirty or incompetent ref to beat the saints
    Those are the facts…incontrovertable.
    The NFC championship was stolen
    This is not going away

    In a matter of a few short days the “WhoDat nation”has quickly become the most insufferable fans in the league. It was a bad non call, no one disputes that. But in your homerism and love for the Saints you have thoroughly convinced yourselves that there was absolutely zero chance that you wouldn’t have take the lead and win the game if the call had been made. Forget that maybe a the game winning FG could have been missed or blocked..let’s say for the sake of argument that had they made the kick the Rams would have had maybe a half minute to go from their own 25 yard line and get into FG range to tie. Totally doable.

  42. I have a question for the Saints fans who think that they were robbed and would have won if the call was made because they would have taken 3 knees and kicked the FG…if that’s the case, why was Payton throwing on 1st down from the 10 when he could have just as easily done the kneels and kick the FG?

    All of you are extrapolating the ending of the game if that call was made when the evidence is showing you that the Saints, when they had the same chance to do it, decided to go for the TD – how do you know that they don’t do it on 1st and goal and throw a pick?

    Assuming an automatic score is never good, ask the Seahawk fans in SBXLIX…

  43. The Los Angeles Rams have an outstanding coach who is way ahead of his time. Maybe someday we can see the trophy name changed Bill Belichick. We have a great Super Bowl ahead!

  44. Ok the call should of been made no doubt but it wasn’t don’t blame the Rams for it they took advantage of the gift that they gave and won the game. There was a lot of calls missed that pi being one of two most crucial non calls the face mask on Goff was the other. I feel your pain Saints fans but take that anger away from the Rams they didn’t make the call.

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