Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons Sean McVay is Coach Of The Year
The Rams are 10-1 despite a defense that isn’t very good. Against Kansas City, 54 points provided Los Angeles with the needed three points to win in Week 11.
54 points NEEDED.
Fact is, Week 11 saw the Rams defense make enough plays to help them stave off a late charge by Mahomes and the Chiefs. The problem is, Los Angeles is winning games close and scoring 54 may not always be an option.
In consecutive weeks, the Rams have given up 27 points to the Green Bay Packers, 45 to the Saints, 31 to the Seattle Seahawks, and 51 to the Chiefs. In all those games, the Rams pass defense was easy to score against and their run defense wasn’t much better. While Donald is having another DPOY type of season, he’s been the most distinguished of the high priced talent signed during free agency.
Still, the Los Angeles Rams are winning and winning a lot.
10-1 didn’t happen by accident. The offense is better than last year, and contributions on that side of the ball come from a lot of different names. If the Rams weren’t 10-1 and had a lesser record, you’d point to anything from bad defense to a league who was figuring McVay out.
He’s managed to cover for the one liability LA has this season. And despite that, he’s got his team tied with the Saints for the best record in the NFL. With five games to go, McVay has his team on the brink. That is no accident, but the byproduct of the best coach in the league doing what he does best.