Sean McVay: Too soon to talk about shutting Matthew Stafford down for year

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A tough season for the Rams and quarterback Matthew Stafford continued on Sunday.

Stafford was knocked out of the team’s 27-20 loss to the Saints in the third quarter and did not return after being taken to be evaluated for a concussion. Stafford missed last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals after suffering a concussion.

After the game, Rams head coach Sean McVay said he didn’t know if Stafford is back in the concussion protocol and said he wasn’t ready to consider whether it is in Stafford’s best interest to shut things down for the season.

“I think it’s probably too soon for me to be able to answer that one,” McVay said, via Cameron DaSilva of “There’s a lot of things that we’re working through that are, I would say, unprecedented. What I do appreciate is the way guys continue to battle, continue to try to compete, and we’re gonna coach these guys up that we’ve got. As far as it relates to Matthew, we’re gonna be smart for him. He’s such a warrior, he’s such a stud competitor. I know how badly he wants to be out there and thought he played really well with the opportunities that he did have.”

With Cooper Kupp out and backups playing in several spots on the offensive line, it’s not out of left field to wonder if it would be in Stafford’s best interests to turn his attention toward next season. For now, though, the Rams say it’s not on the table.

20 responses to “Sean McVay: Too soon to talk about shutting Matthew Stafford down for year

  1. It looks like the Lions are going to end up with a pretty high first round pick from the Rams from the Stafford trade.

  2. The Rams are woeful. They went all-in last season and it worked for the ultimate payoff,
    But no one really thought it would be sustainable and they would simply “run it back”.
    Coach “Boy Wonder” doesn’t look so genius right now.

  3. He’s at least going to sit for a month, Lions draft pick is looking better and better.

    Also, McVay’s coaching doesn’t look too hot.

  4. Coach “Boy Wonder” doesn’t look so genius right now.

    Man… he’s never looked genius from where I sit 😒🤷🏻‍♂️

  5. I did not see the game so I may be off base but dude………… gave up 27 points to the New Orleans Saints, not exactly an offensive juggernut. This team has more problems than just an achy, breaky QB.

  6. Ever since that girl fell off the stage at the Rams parade and frat boy Stafford ghosted her, the Rams have been cursed. Just saying.

  7. They might give the lions a top ten pick. Stop the crazy talk folks. Everyone on here would mortgage a couple bad seasons for the trophy. Claiming otherwise isn’t being truthful

  8. What happened to the dynasty??? And no draft picks for years. Welcome to cap hell for years to come.

  9. Two concussions in short order and the season’s down the drain? I’d say Stafford has to be shut down for the year.

  10. Stafford’s wife is going to shut him down for the rest of the season, if not the rest of his career.

  11. Just like seattle seahags.. a one year dynasty while the 49ers remain relevant and a superbowl contender for years to come

  12. Very nice of the Rams to save the Packers from being this season’s most disappointing team.

  13. footballfan22 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 6:12 pm
    Just like seattle seahags.. a one year dynasty while the 49ers remain relevant and a superbowl contender for years to come

    Oh that’s the first place Seahawks to you. Remember when they weren’t supposed to win 3 games this year? Typical dopey “Faithful” fan. Fleeced the Donkies for draft picks btw.

  14. Had Stafford and the Rams maintained a winning culture after winning the SB, Stafford might have been able to turn around his career for a possible HOF induction but the ball hit midnight and he went back to losing games again. Is it his fault ? Of course not but a QB is judged by how he can play and inspire his teammates to victory and Stafford just cant maintain any winning momentum …

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