At 5-2, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has created a structure that NFL franchises may look to emulate in the future.
Earlier, rumor had it soon-to-be Hall Of Famer Peyton Manning could be a consideration for Snead’s gig in Los Angeles should the Rams make a change. But now, as the team looks to be improving beyond 5-2, what is happening in LA may become the template for what might happen around the league.
Head coach Sean McVay now looks to be the type of coach NFL franchises will want to pursue. More specifically, and certainly by design, McVay has an organizational structure that teams will try to emulate.
For only being 31 years old, it’s as if McVay has had this whole thing figured out for a long time. The balance in Los Angeles between McVay, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, and special teams coach John Fassel, has provided the structure needed by a young team void of a bonadide name and face of the organization.
Through seven games, the face of the Rams isn’t quarterback Jared Goff, or running back Todd Gurley. It’s not even really Aaron Donald. In college football, the head coach is typically who you think of, like Urban Meyer at Ohio State or Nick Saban at Alabama.
In Los Angeles, more and more, it’s McVay. A role Fisher was not good at, and Snead does not fit.
But McVay does better than any player right now.
But it does work in LA for all the reasons it couldn’t in those two cities, and moving forward, teams will look to emulate the formula Snead stumbled upon with McVay.
It’s also why he, and not Manning, will be the GM in Los Angeles next season.