Sean McVay: Rams’ offense had too many self-inflicted wounds, I expect us to be better

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The Rams’ offense did not score a touchdown in Monday night’s 24-9 loss to the 49ers, and Rams coach Sean McVay was not happy with how many mental mistakes he saw.

“The story of the night from an offensive perspective was self-inflicted wounds, above-the-neck errors where we’re not doing the things we’re capable of, and I expect us to be better than that,” McVay said.

Although McVay didn’t criticize quarterback Matthew Stafford directly, it was clear that Stafford was struggling. He threw a pick-six, lost a fumble, got sacked seven times and managed just 5.3 yards per pass.

Stafford is now leading the NFL with six interceptions this season, and the defending champion Rams are just 2-2 on the season.

21 responses to “Sean McVay: Rams’ offense had too many self-inflicted wounds, I expect us to be better

  1. Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t it McVay’s responsibility to have all facets of the team ready to play? Seems like he’s pointing fingers. What would you expect from a tram whose players are going at one another on the sideline? Rams lack leadership. On the plus side, Roidasaurus Donald managed to not choke anybody or commit assault and battery ising a helmet. Silver linings.

  2. it would really help Stafford if McVey did something about that item he calls an offensive line. it was definitely offensive. Stafford was running for his life a good part of the time. They definitely miss Whitworth however what you see is what happens when you try to make due with lower level draft choices and free agents for a critical place.

  3. Had the 49er db secured the pick last season the Rams don’t make it to the superbowl.

    Yesterday is the Stafford most saw in Detroit

  4. The 49ers just have the Rams number.

    Also, if the refs didn’t help the Rams the last drive of the superbowl while simultaneously ignoring Rams infractions (ie. entire line offside except the center) the Bengals would’ve won that SB.

  5. I have never seen an NFL offense so reliant on one player….much less that one player is a WR.
    “Cooper, get open” is a crazy offense to run. Cooper is great, but not having any secondary options is a malpractice of epic proportions. Much less absolutely crushing Kupp physically. He can’t stand up to 17 games of this.

  6. eagleswin says:
    October 4, 2022 at 7:54 am
    Also, if the refs didn’t help the Rams the last drive of the superbowl while simultaneously ignoring Rams infractions (ie. entire line offside except the center) the Bengals would’ve won that SB.

    People really need to get over last year’s Super Bowl. There were no more questionable calls in that game than any other. The Rams won, live with it without whining.

  7. 1. Akers dorking around with his towel, says the hell with it, throws it behind him. Stafford promptly almost trips over it, throws off his pass attempt
    2. Danny Trejo being convinced to say that the 49ers have more history than the Rams. Wildly untrue

  8. vikinganswer says:
    October 4, 2022 at 8:39 am
    Love watching wonder boy get drubbed

    McVay is blessed with tremendous ability and has worked hard to translate that ability into success. You should be celebrating him. Jealousy is not a good look.

  9. Self inflicted wounds comes easier when you’ve got your LG2, C3, & RG3 playing. Maybe, just maybe, a game plan that took that into account playing against the #1 D in creating pressure might have helped prevent those “self inflicted wounds” like controlled rollouts, slants, and quick hitting plays taking 2 seconds or less. But to think a patchwork OL could hold up and provide the kind of time the offense normally does with all the starters to me is mindboggling and where the game was lost.

  10. Stafford isn’t fully healthy but they’re stuck by not having a backup who can play any extended time. If you see yourself as a contender you absolutely need a backup who can play a few full games while the starter recuperates but the Rams didn’t get that memo.

  11. Mcvay is getting exposed. Allen Robinson can’t get any separation. Rams outsmarted themselves with that signing. Tutu Atwell is an all time bust, and the o line is awful. I for one will be surprised. If Stafford (who missed three throws that would have made a difference in the game)finishes the season. Hats off to the forty Niners. For exploiting all the Rams weaknesses.

  12. These guys think that because they won the Super Bowl last season that they should be going there and winning again. Everyone outside of LA knows the only reason they won was because they lucked out by getting the worst possible AFC representative in that game. KC or Buffalo would have taken the Rams apart.

  13. helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 4, 2022 at 8:48 am
    The Rams are tied for first place in the NFC West. They aren’t dead.

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    They’re also tied with the Seahawks, Cards, and 49ers for last place in the NFC West technically (all teams are 2-2)

  14. How dare you blame ineptitude on your team you’re the one who calls the offensive plays!!! Mr Sean McVay and Raheem Morris why don’t have Ramsey shadowing the best receiver on every team in man coverage?? Get out of these deep zones you’re killing the defense!! Why don’t you have Robert Rochelle starting opposite Jalen Ramsey in man coverage!! Why is Taylor Rapp still on the field he whiffed on the Deebo Samuels tackle also. Derion Kendrick went for the pic instead of hitting Deebo Samuels I’m pretty sure he would have broke up the pass. Mr Sean McVay can you please stop embarrassing your offense by only throwing to Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee!! Everyone has figured you out!! You know there is a thing called film study. One more thing Raheem Morris.. Have you ever thought of blitzing?? Please get these non-tackling or one arm tacklers off the field you can clearly see that they did not want to tackle Deebo Samuels last night!! Right now the Rams are the laughing stock of the NFL no one fears us!!!

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