Rams McVay getting high marks for a job yet to be done

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I’d like to see the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams win a regular season NFL game before offering him praise for a job well done. However, the culture change in LA is hard to ignore. Toss in a few wins, and Sean McVay may be on to something.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has yet to coach an NFL regular season football game, and already high marks are coming his way.

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Maybe winning one of those regular season games, or at least four of them, could happen first before any hyperbole is tossed McVay’s way.

In a piece by Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, the praise may be premature, but it’s hard to ignore those who are making such comments about the 31 year old coach of the Rams.

“If you’re a smart guy and you can command a room, it doesn’t make any difference how old you are.” Fox NFL’s Jimmy Johnson says.

Fellow Fox Sports analyst and Hall of Fame member Troy Aikman echoed those comments:

"“I’ve always felt, for me, if I was hiring a head coach, the first thing I’d want to know is that he could get in front of 53 guys and command the room during difficult times.” Aikman would  go on to add. “Because no matter how good you are, there’s going to be a stretch of the season where it’s a challenge.”"

I make no secret about the fact I’m a McVay fan. After the disaster that was the 2016 season under Jeff Fisher, the optimism and energy he’s brought to Los Angeles is impossible to ignore. Should he be able to right the Titanic that may be Jared Goff and make him an NFL starting quarterback, Rams General Manager Les Snead will have struck gold on LA.

“What an extraordinary opportunity for the guy.”  Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll 65, said of McVay. He’d add:

"“If he can do it well and hang with it and make it through the years of formulating your program and your philosophy and all of that — and survive — then he will prove that he was worthy of it.”"

With only four, I say again FOUR preseason games under his belt, McVay has 16 games over 17 weeks to live up to the potential that’s been heaped upon him.

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Can he do it?

Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts will begin to answer that question.