1. Trust in McVay
Around this time last year, there were some questions surrounding the Rams when it came to whether they made the right decision to hire McVay as their new head coach since it seemed like a risk at the time. There weren’t many teams at the time that would have been willing to take a chance on making someone like McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history, but after last year’s success by Los Angeles, more teams are beginning to examine similar approaches.
All of a sudden, McVay is viewed as a coaching mastermind when looking at how quickly he was able to make the Rams go from laughing stock in the NFL to legitimate playoff contender since the team seemed like they were heading towards a year of rebuilding. Thanks to his impact, Los Angeles fans have quickly learned to put all of their faith in McVay when it comes to his coaching ways, and the approach should be the same when it comes to preseason action.
McVay never would have rested Goff and Gurley as much as he has this preseason if he didn’t feel confident enough in them being ready to go when it matters the most come September for that first meeting against the Oakland Raiders. Once Rams fans see that first game in Week 1, chances are they’ll feel much better about McVay’s decision to rest his two stars on offense as much as he did in the preseason.