We all know the loveable, fearless leader behind the Los Angeles Rams. Sean McVay has turned around the teams since becoming head coach in 2017. He’s 46-21 and is currently 3-0 to begin the season.
They’ve had exciting wins against the Bears, Colts, and Buccaneers so far. They even beat Tampa Bay with an impressive 10 point difference. It might only be three games, but the Rams are early Super Bowl favorites. They’re also the only NFC playoff team from last year to remain undefeated and sit atop the conference.
A lot of that is contributed to the upgraded quarterback play from Matthew Stafford. However, McVay looks like a changed man on the sideline. The man has always been a ball of energy, but McVay hasn’t been his usual self since the Super Bowl loss in 2018. Sunday’s win against Tampa was the first glimpse of the McVay who took the reigns in 2017.
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McVay was pumped heading into the locker room at the half. He sprinted downfield to chest bump DeSean Jackson after a 75-yard touchdown throw in the first drive of the second half.
McVay is known for the energy he brings to the locker room and the sideline of every game, but I haven’t seen him this fired up in a long time.
Sean McVay is bringing the energy. #RamsHouse
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It’s been a long time coming. Since the Super Bowl, the offense has been inconsistent. This year, McVay looks good, the whole team is playing well and they look unstoppable. The only question is if they can sustain this through the season.
This year the NFL added an extra game, and the Rams have one of the most difficult schedules in the league. Next up is another undefeated team in the Arizona Cardinals, and following that, the Seattle Seahawks. While they are off to a rough start, Seattle will play the Rams hard. Then they’ll head to Green Bay to play the Packer in an NFC Divisional Round rematch and a possible preview of the Conference Championship game.
“But I think just pure excitement,” McVay said during the post-game conference. “I’m not really thinking about those things in the moment. Just enjoying it with these guys.”
Whether it’s better quarterback play, finally having fans in So-fi or an extra shot of caffeine in his coffee McVay is back. I’m happy to see him back to his usual self because the team plays better when he’s fired up. This seems like the year they get over the hump, and McVay is a part of the team’s success. He’s locked in and living in the moment. Welcome back coach; it’s good to see you back to normal.
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