Sean McVay says he has no desire to chase Don Shula or Bill Belichick’s all-time wins record

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Don Shula is the NFL’s all-time leader for wins as a head coach, with 328. Bill Belichick, with 290, is the coach with the best chance of surpassing Shula. And then there’s Sean McVay.

McVay, with 55 career wins, is nowhere close to the record. But at just 36 years old, McVay could still have decades of coaching ahead of him, and would obliterate all the head coaching records if he were as successful for another 30 years or so as he has been in his first five years as a head coach.

That, however, is not an interest of McVay’s.

“If you said, ‘Do I have a desire to try to chase like Belichick or Don Shula in wins?’ — I really don’t,” McVay told the Los Angeles Times.

McVay said that while all-time longevity records don’t interest him, he would definitely love to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“Hell yeah,” McVay said. “But if you said, ‘Who is the best of all time, or the most successful of all time in terms of longevity . . . that hasn’t ever been something that really has been appealing to me.”

McVay mused about walking away this offseason after winning the Super Bowl. That didn’t happen, but McVay doesn’t sound like a man who wants to spend decades more in coaching.

42 responses to “Sean McVay says he has no desire to chase Don Shula or Bill Belichick’s all-time wins record

  1. Honestly, if he wins another SB, I think he’ll walk away for a cushy job in tv.

  2. BB had Brady carry him to most of those wins.
    Shula, well that’s not the football we know today.
    Today you need Tom Brady to get you there.

    It is remarkable to be 36 and a successful HC.
    It’s a little ridiculous to ask if he wants to embark on a 25 year journey, today. The dude just learned to tie his shoes.

    I dont think BB can admit he wants the record without looking at the challenge of 10 more seasons with Mac Jones to get it.

  3. 38 is a lot and I don’t think Belichick wants to coach that long, He will end up just short of Shula’s 328 regular season wins.

    Has a much better shot at Shula’s 347 combined regular/postseason win record. Needs 26 for that and unless Jones is a bust that is doable in 3 seasons at most.

  4. BB will walk away after breaking Shula’s record and he can realistically do that in 4 years.

  5. McVay is already ahead of Belichick in earned SB wins

    2 earned > 6 unearned

  6. The GOAT only needs 26 to bury the bitter old man. After that happy day, have at it. Bill loves what he does, loves life, and the idea of someone eventually passing his record never troubles him.

  7. McVay is so far away from the Shula/Belichick numbers that it’s not even a consideration for him at this point. But years go by. If McVay remains in the coaching racket and wins pile up, his thoughts regarding longevity records may change.

  8. ijustgottasay says:
    June 5, 2022 at 7:58 am
    BB had Brady carry him to most of those wins.
    —–
    Not as much as Brady had his teammates carry him to every single one of his rings. Brady never won any of them for his team. His team won them for him. By contrast Montana won all of his rings for his team. Huge difference.

    Brady did nothing that Chad Pennington or Marc Bulger couldn’t have done. FACT.

    Facts are facts and truth is truth. Truth hurts.

  9. I somehow think Bill will try and stay on just long enough to break the Shula’s Record only to fall short hopefully

  10. Let’s see how the youngster handles adversity. It will come – guaranteed. Even Shula, Belichick and Landry got fired. (while Shula left Baltimore to become Miami’s coach, he was one step ahead of the executioner, as Carroll Rosenblum never forgave him for the loss to the Jets in SBIII and was about to fire him at the end of the 1969 season

  11. Belichick is going to crush Shula’s record, and rightfully so. Shula had the second best quarterback of the 80s in Dan Marino, and still couldn’t win a Superbowl, and that’s all you need to know about that overrated windbag

  12. Nothing could be more millennial that projecting a guy with 55 wins to pass a guy with 328 just because he is the flavor of the month. And LA will be paying the piper in the near future for loading up on high $$ vets to win this year. He doesn’t strike me as the type guy who will be willing to sweat that out. Not many in his age group do the adversity thing well. More front runner types.

  13. whycantiloginanymore says:
    June 5, 2022 at 4:17 pm
    Nothing could be more millennial that projecting a guy with 55 wins to pass a guy with 328 just because he is the flavor of the month. And LA will be paying the piper in the near future for loading up on high $$ vets to win this year. He doesn’t strike me as the type guy who will be willing to sweat that out. Not many in his age group do the adversity thing well. More front runner types.

    20Rate This

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    Exactly. It’s destroying the country as we speak.

  14. ijustgottasay says:
    June 5, 2022 at 7:58 am
    BB had Brady carry him to most of those wins.
    —–
    Not as much as Brady had his teammates carry him to every single one of his rings. Brady never won any of them for his team. His team won them for him. By contrast Montana won all of his rings for his team. Huge difference.

    Brady did nothing that Chad Pennington or Marc Bulger couldn’t have done. FACT.

    Facts are facts and truth is truth. Truth hurts.
    —————-
    Pennington and Bulger have any comebacks similar to the being down 28 to 3 with 2:12 left in the 3rd to win a Super Bowl?

  15. Pennington and Bulger have any comebacks similar to the being down 28 to 3 with 2:12 left in the 3rd to win a Super Bowl?
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    Sure if they played in one where the Patriots defense shuts the Falcons right out in the last 17 minutes of the game and made that comeback possible and then sat back and watched James White do his thing. Take away both of those and Tommy gets blown right out of the building. I’m sure either of those guys also don’t throw a horrendous pick 6 that made the comeback necessary to begin with.

    As usual Brady gets way more credit than any other QB would get in that same situation. It’s funny that Brady’s passer rating was almost 50 points less than Matt Ryan’s was in that one.

  16. cliverush68 says:
    June 5, 2022 at 5:42 pm
    ijustgottasay says:
    June 5, 2022 at 7:58 am
    BB had Brady carry him to most of those wins.
    —–
    Not as much as Brady had his teammates carry him to every single one of his rings. Brady never won any of them for his team. His team won them for him. By contrast Montana won all of his rings for his team. Huge difference.

    Brady did nothing that Chad Pennington or Marc Bulger couldn’t have done. FACT.

    Facts are facts and truth is truth. Truth hurts.
    —————-
    Pennington and Bulger have any comebacks similar to the being down 28 to 3 with 2:12 left in the 3rd to win a Super Bowl?

    ——

    Moreover, did either of them put up 515 yards passing in a SB only to watch BB’s defense choke away the game?

  17. Let’s also not pretend the famous throw Tommy made to Edelman in the LI comeback wasn’t an awful throw that should have been picked. It was a horrible throw and should have ended the game. Edelman to his credit made the play. 99% credit to Edelman and 1% to Tommy for that one.

    Keeping it real folks.

  18. Moreover, did either of them put up 515 yards passing in a SB only to watch BB’s defense choke away the game?
    —-
    Do you think they would have fumbled away that game like Tommy did? I say no they wouldn’t. 🙂

    Funny how Matt Stafford has a comeback to his credit in the playoffs with a minute left- which is something Tommy doesn’t have…

  19. Brady had 1:08 left to beat Carolina in the SB.
    ——
    That’s more than a minute 🙂

    Stafford beat Tommy and the Bucs in 34 seconds. Guess Tommy can’t do that….

  20. cliverush68 says:
    June 5, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    —————-
    Pennington and Bulger have any comebacks similar to the being down 28 to 3 with 2:12 left in the 3rd to win a Super Bowl?
    __________________________________________

    Final score was 34-28. Did Brady shut the other team out from the bench as well fanboy?? If Pats D doesn’t shut out the Falcon’s then Tammys comeback is a failure…But yeah, Tammy beat ’em all by himself.

  21. Final score was 34-28. Did Brady shut the other team out from the bench as well fanboy?? If Pats D doesn’t shut out the Falcon’s then Tammys comeback is a failure…But yeah, Tammy beat ’em all by himself.
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    This.

    And not just shutting them out…it was shutting out the league MVP that year! Not enough credit can be given to the defense in the second half. Tommy didn’t contribute sweet jack squat to that. He actually helped put them in the hole. Terrible throw for a pick 6.

  22. Love the hate on McVay and his generation. Dude is a rock star and it’s rare to see at his age. Credit is due. I like that he’s honest. Feels honest at least. We complain about all the deception in football these days and rip a guy who isn’t deceptive. Get off my lawn old man.

  23. I am not a Brady hater per se, but it amazes me how in a game where 22 players are on the field for every play so many people actually think Brady (or any other player) won anything all by himself. Lighten up Francis…

  24. I give him no more than 5 years before he takes a TV gig. If he reaches another super bowl, I think he hangs it up right after.

  25. Ty Law, Adam Vinatieri, Rodney Harrison, Malcolm Butler, Dont’a Hightower, Stephon Gilmore, Kyle Van Noy, Devin White.

    Take away these guys and Brady doesn’t win one single ring. As in zero. As in none. That means nada. In other words zilch. Or zip if you will.

    Like any system QB, he benefits from a great team around him. Kinda like Alex Smith. Like Brady, Smith is also great if he has all stars around him to carry him. Don’t forget he smashed Tommy’s Patriots twice. The resemblance is uncanny!

  26. He’s already better than Bill B. Just look at the stats for Belichick without Brady: 71-79 Record, 3 Winning Seasons, 29-58 vs .500+ teams, 0 Division Titles, 2 Playoff Appearances, 1-2 Playoff Record, 0 Conference Championship Appearances

  27. littlelarrysellers says:
    June 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Love the hate on McVay and his generation. Dude is a rock star and it’s rare to see at his age.

    ====

    Less a rockstar and closer to “born on third base and thinks he hit a triple”. Handed the keys to a stacked win-now roster built in an unsustainable outlier way that will be in pieces in another couple years, not to mention the beneficiary of good luck at more than a few key points along the way to their one trophy.

    That’s a great formula for short-term success but a lousy one for long-term success. Like most “rock stars”, he’ll more likely burn out early and be a memory.

  28. Most of the NFL QB’s would not have a winning record without a very good O line. So to be a hero you need the very good O line’ and a good defense. Also a good coaching staff. As for these wins don’t forget what NFL stands for. Bill

  29. Less a rockstar and closer to “born on third base and thinks he hit a triple”. Handed the keys to a stacked win-now roster built in an unsustainable outlier way that will be in pieces in another couple years, not to mention the beneficiary of good luck at more than a few key points along the way to their one trophy.
    =========

    A stacked roster??? Really??? The rams had like a dozen losing seasons before McVay was the head coach. And since he’s been head coach for the last five years – five winning seasons, four playoff appearances, two super bowl appearances and the one championship. As he says he has no interest in breaking those records simply because he doesn’t want to coach for that many years.

  30. Brady hasn’t beaten McVay without Belichick. He lost twice last year.

  31. Pennington and Bulger? I liked them both but it did not happen for them. Final score is all that matters. Edelman catch, luck or the product of hard work? Your guys were good but did not get it done. What we agree on, are facts are facts. Oh and we agree Godell must go.

  32. The Rams are quickly becoming the premier franchise in professional sports. That stadium, that coach, that roster, that city. Cool days for all 12 of us Ram fans LOL.

  33. So let me get this straight, Belichick stinks because Brady carried him to all the Super Bowl wins. Brady stinks and is overrated because he is weak armed system QB and was carried to the Super Bowl wins by his teammates. (All according to one poster).

    Somehow a coach/GM that can’t do his jobs assembled a team and designed a “system” offense that helped a below average QB become “arguably” one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all-time(right up there with Pennington and Bulger!), to win six SB titles and create a two decade long dynasty.

    Sounds like the Patriots were the perfect team for the past two decades as it took a team effort to win so many titles.

    Both Belichick and Brady will be first ballot hall of famers.

  34. He’d have to average roughly 12 wins a year for 25 years to pass 347 so, yeah, nothing to it.

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