Sean McVay: Embarrassing, humiliating loss, but we’ll move forward

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The Rams were 17-point favorites heading into Sunday’s game against the Jets and teams usually win in that position.

According to Pro Football Reference, teams in the Rams’ spot were 58-4 straight up since the start of the 1978 season. They are now 58-5.

The Rams got off to a dreadful start and couldn’t pull off enough plays late to avoid a 23-20 loss to the NFL’s last winless team. The loss knocked the Rams out of first place in the NFC West and makes next week’s game against the Seahawks a must win if they hope to win the division.

Rams head coach Sean McVay cited that game while discussing the need to move on from a terrible loss.

“I’ve got to do a better job getting us ready to go and really it was in all three phases, it wasn’t good enough,” McVay said, via Lindsay Thiry of ESPN.com. “This loss will demoralize us only as much as we allow it to. It’s gonna be embarrassing, sick to your stomach about it, but we do have two games left and we have got to find a way to rebound and respond on a short week, not really a short week but this week, as we get ready for the Seahawks. But very humbling and it’s going to be humbling, but we’re going to move forward and that’s exactly what we’ll do. That’s all I know how to do.”

McVay was asked about a couple of play calls on the team’s final offensive possessions. They had third- and fourth-and-4 from the Jets’ 37-yard-line with over four minutes to play and chose a couple of deep passes that went incomplete. The Rams had some success running the ball, but McVay said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of TheAthletic.com, that they got the looks they wanted on both plays.

The looks were not matched by execution and the Rams are now looking up at the Seahawks in the NFC West.

19 responses to “Sean McVay: Embarrassing, humiliating loss, but we’ll move forward

  1. “Trap game”…”Playing down to their competition”…”Looking ahead to the next game”
    You can apply whichever cliche you want. The Rams aren’t consistent enough to go far in the playoffs. If they even get in.

  2. This should finally put an end to all the talking heads who keep saying “The Rams are the most complete team in the NFL.”.

    Jared Goff is never going to take the Rams anywhere. Sean McVay will always be game planning on how to keep Goff from losing them the game.

  3. 3 and 4 throw to the covered player 20 yards down the field.
    4 and 5 throw to the covered player 30 yards down the field.

    Maybe if they would’ve tried to pick up 4 yards instead of 20-30 every play at the end of the last drive, they would’ve won the game.

    Goff completing a pass in the first half would’ve helped as well but that was crazy play calling at the end of the game by the Rams.

  4. Oh yes Sean’s the Great Pretender. Pretending that The Rams are doing well. Oh yes you can say that’s so McVay. Oh yes Sean’s the Great Pretender. 😂🐏

  5. Sean McVay got out coached by Adam Gase
    Jared Goff got out played by Sam Darnold
    That says it all about the Rams…

  6. McVay is constantly out coached by older coaches. He clearly is not ready to be a head coach in the NFL. Yes he beat Belichick but so did five others. Goff can only be great with a great team and a great offensive coordinator and he has neither. He doesn’t have the ability to make things happen or find a 2nd or 3rd receiver on the run. When his primary receiver is covered he gives up and throws the ball away. This Ram team has no focus or killer instinct on offense and that’s mostly bad coaching. All of the wins were handed to them by a stellar defense plying great enough to win.

  7. The announcers made a big deal last Thursday about the Rams avenging the loss in Super Bowl 53, but I took that as the media trying to hype up the game. It turns out the Rams thought last week’s win was like a Super Bowl also.

  8. A team who losses to the Jets this year should not only be automatically eliminated from the Playoffs but shouldn’t get anymore press conferences they rest of the season.

  9. Will the Jets, now that they have eliminated that horrible goose egg, continue to tank to preserve their number one pick? They just might be dumb enough to screw that up too. Meanwhile, a certain College QB is probably praying that the Jets go on a winning streak.

  10. mackcarrington says:
    December 20, 2020 at 8:08 pm
    “Trap game”…”Playing down to their competition”…”Looking ahead to the next game”
    You can apply whichever cliche you want. The Rams aren’t consistent enough to go far in the playoffs. If they even get in.

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    Damn, we were all saying that about the Seahawks after they choked away the game against the Giants two weeks ago and the Rams gave it back and just handed the Seahawks a big fat Christmas present.

    Too bad there won’t be a crowd at the old ‘Clink’ this Sunday for the big game- takes so much away from the game.

  11. blackjackscout says:
    December 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm
    Will the Jets, now that they have eliminated that horrible goose egg, continue to tank to preserve their number one pick? They just might be dumb enough to screw that up too. Meanwhile, a certain College QB is probably praying that the Jets go on a winning streak.

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    If I had a choice, I’d take the JETS and New York City over Jacksonville and the Jags, 7 days a week and on Sunday. Jags are the worst franchise in the NFL, now that The Brown’s are winning.

  12. How is Silent Stan Kroenke going to fill that Taj Mahal of a stadium in LA when they loose to the Jets? You know the Jets who have lost 13 straight games till today.

  13. McVay has been humbled a lot over the past three years.

    It’d be nice if the Rams had a playmaker at QB but they have who they have. If you need four yards for a first down or a TD at the end of the fourth quarter, more often than not Jared Goff is not going to get it for you.

  14. blackjackscout says:
    December 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm
    Will the Jets, now that they have eliminated that horrible goose egg, continue to tank to preserve their number one pick? They just might be dumb enough to screw that up too. Meanwhile, a certain College QB is probably praying that the Jets go on a winning streak.

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    Jacksonville is currently on the clock with the #1 pick and unless the Jaguars win another game (they won’t), they will keep it.

    I doubt Lawrence wants to go to Jacksonville but it doesn’t matter what the Jets do at this point.

  15. Jags won their opener and are going to lose 15 straight. Jets starting 0-13 won’t even be the longest losing streak of the year. Crazier yet, the Jags were just a handful of points from being 3-1.

  16. I am glad that I’m not the only one here see Jerod Goff as the main problem for the inconsistency of the Rams offense..He can not read a defense,he is not moble for today’s game…and constantly turning the ball over…He must go and is not worth 100 million!

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