Rams Nation – today was a big day for Los Angeles football. We started the day on a negative note, then we made history:
Sean McVay is the youngest head Coach hired in NFL history – soon to be 31 years old on Jan 24th., Sean brings a fresh new attitude to the Los Angeles Rams with an offensive focused mind that was crucial in the development of the Redskins offense for the past three years, specifically developing Kirk Cousins. The Rams are hopeful that he will be imperative in the development of our young Jared Goff (the No. 1 overall pick in last years draft). This will vastly improve a last placed offense who struggled to gain the fewest yards in NFL for the past two years, yeah I said ‘Struggled.’
in 2016 McVays offense averaged more than 400 yards per game for the first time in franchise history and finished as the NFL’s third-Ranked Unit.
In a statement, McVay said: “I am incredibly honored by this opportunity, and I want to start by thanking Mr. [Stan] Kroenke and Kevin Demoff for their faith in me to lead the Los Angeles Rams as head coach. Collectively, we are committed to building a championship-caliber team, and I’m excited to start that process and make our fans proud.”
On Top of all of that – McVay has brought over Wade Phillips, if you haven’t been paying attention to the NFL for the past few decades, Phillips ran the defense in Denver for the last two years and won the first Super Bowl of his long career thanks to an overwhelming effort by his unit.
In addition to his long list of defensive coordinator stints, Phillips has been a head coach on six occasions with one of them — an interim tour with the Saints in 1985 — coming before McVay was even born. That knowledge of the NFL would help any head coach, but Phillips should be particularly beneficial to a young one who comes from an offensive background.
The fact that the Rams made this bold move before even interviewing the previous favorite Atlanta Offense Coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDanields makes me believe they feel incredibly strong about it.
Also – Les Snead is keeping his job (Insert questionable emoji)